Spot The Difference: These Before And After Weight Loss Selfies Were Taken Only Three Minutes Apart

Personal trainer Sophie Kay wanted to prove a point about the fitness selfies we see online.

Fitspo before and after

Is your Insta feed chocker with impossibly toned bodies and almost too-good-to-be-true body transformations? Ours too, and if you thought those bikini selfies were a smidge unrealistic, you may well be right.

Sophie Kay, a personal trainer and fitness blogger decided to hit back at the fitspo images we see online by proving that when it comes to fitness selfies, all is not necessarily what it seems.

Sophie snapped two pics of herself, three minutes apart to show how some smart lighting, a good pose and a flattering angle can totally transform your body and make you look slimmer and more toned.

I can see a lot of pressure in the industry to look and act a certain way which can be rather stressful and damaging for some people.

“As a Personal Trainer and a fitness blogger I can see a lot of pressure in the industry to look and act a certain way which can be rather stressful and damaging for some people,” Sophie wrote on her blog.

“The world of perfect abs, long legs and sweat-free faces on Instagram portrays an image of fitness that is fun, easy and full of happiness. It can be all of these things but it can also be tiring, tough, demoralising and grump-inducing when you’re getting up and it’s still dark outside. Plus, no one actually looks perfect if they’re working out properly!”

The message? Don’t always trust what you see on Instagram. Sometimes the truth behind those impossibly toned limbs is a little camera trickery and a smart filter or two.

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