A 20-Year-Old Is Revealing The Truth About Before And After Pictures

If there’s one thing that might inspire you to shed a few pounds and change your lifestyle into a healthier one, then it’s the before/after images we see on social media every day.

However, these images, especially the ‘after’ ones, more often than not can be a result of editing and photoshopping, and not really diets and exercising as people claim. All you need is to find your angle, and ta-da, you just got rid of your belly fat.

While many social media influencers rose to fame from careful posing, perfect angles, and why not a little photoshop, Sara Puhto decided to do the opposite and prove that before and after images can be as fake as a three dollar bill.

 

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The 20-year-old’s posts include a side-by-side picture which shows her relaxed and casual, while in the other she’s flexing and doing her best pose.

 

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In her posts, Sara promotes body positivity and through her pictures, she is changing the way we see women online, but most importantly, how we see ourselves. She is sharing her pearls of wisdom with her followers, however, in one particular post, she opened up and told fans why she likes to post side-by-side pictures.

She started the lengthy caption saying she knows the feeling of seeing perfect Instagram pictures showing people at the beach, adding these pictures are all planned and none of them candid.

So don’t get caught up on how they look and compare that to your everyday relaxed body. It is completely normal to not have abs or look lean all the time! Love the body you have in all its forms, especially when you see it in ‘bad’ lighting, angles and completely relaxed.

 

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An inspiration to many, Sara also admitted that the pictures she posts have contributed in the healing process she’s been going through.

I used to be terrified of looking like I had extra weight on me. I’d do everything to appear smaller, suck my tummy in and try and flex whenever I noticed someone was looking at me. I was so ashamed that even though I workout a lot, I still had extra fat on my tummy.

She wrapped up the post saying she’s doing what makes her happy and is here to champion body positivity. Really, nothing good will come by comparing yourself to others.

You do you, girl! Preach!

 

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