Friday, March 7, 2014

THE REAL YOU: BODY IMAGE

I am not saying that all of those before and after weight loss pictures are faked or photo-shopped, but after reading this article, my eyes have been opened.

Whether it is a photo for Facebook, Twitter or P.O.F, people like to put there best face forward. Often they use use the best picture they have. I suppose some people may do some touch-ups. If I was in the dating scene, I may be skeptical that the advertised product may not resemble the real thing.

In the business of weight loss it is all about results. Pounds lost equates to new confidence, a personal shine that those with a little or a lot of weight on want! 

Australian personal trainer Mel has shown how easy it is to manipulate folks and sell fitness programs and diet pills

The two pictures were taken 15 minutes apart. 

"Wanna know my secret? Well firstly I ditched the phonewallet (fwallet) cause that *** is lame, swapped my bather bottoms to black (cause they're a size bigger and black is slimming), smothered on some fake tan, clipped in my hair extensions, stood up a bit taller, sucked in my guts, popped my hip, threw in a skinny arm, stood a bit wider #boxgap, pulled my shoulders back and added a bit of a cheeky/I'm so proud of my results smile. Zoomed in on the before pic, zoomed out on the after and added a filter. Cause filters make everything awesome."

Check out her blog post on  how misleading transformation pictures can be, and the dangers of having unrealistic expectations for quick results.


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