How we are deceived on Instagram: 25 examples of an honest fitness bloggerPictolic
If it upsets you that all the bloggers are completely slim and fit in the photos, and you can't do that, then we have something to please you. Popular fitness blogger Sara Pukhto from Finland shares revealing photos with fans to show: the perfect bodies of girls from social networks are just a good combination of pose, light and angle.
So, she publishes two pictures on her account with the captions "IN reality" and "ON Instagram". According to Sarah, this is the answer to those "fitonyashkas" who post "perfect" photos and thereby undermine other users' self-confidence.
Instagram is teeming with photos of slender girls in underwear, swimwear and tight dresses. The pictures look so perfect that you can't help but think: "What's wrong with me?". But do not rush to be upset and overgrown with complexes. Everything is decided by the correct pose, angle and suitable light.
The trend of "Instagram versus reality" began with the fact that people popular on Instagram began telling their subscribers not to believe everything they see on social networks. A girl named Sarah Pukhto has been proving this with her Instagram posts for more than five years.
It all started with the publication of videos of their workouts and capturing the progress of weight loss in photos in 2015. The girl published only fitness photos, for the creation of which she strained all her muscles and selected the best angles.
But she decided to change her content when she noticed that the posts of influential bloggers focused only on a beautiful body and workouts.
Sarah realized that the photos she posted could cause other people to have the same feeling.
It's no secret that when you pull in your stomach, bend your back, straighten up and set aside your buttocks, you look different in photos. Pukhto noted that no one really stands like that in real life, so it's not "an accurate representation of what someone looks like."
Sarah believes that part of the problem lies in the fact that only one type of figure is actively promoted on social networks — a slender, pumped-up girl with expressive forms. But we sometimes forget that simple things like bloating and cellulite are perfectly normal.
The perfect images that we see on the Internet have a devastating effect due to the widespread use of social networks. It's hard not to compare yourself with the photos that constantly flash before your eyes. However, it is important to understand that editing, posing and lighting are tools that lead to "unrealistic images".
That is why many people liked the idea of Pukhto:
This allows us all to understand that the cherished perfection that many strive for, in fact, does not exist, and we must learn to appreciate our natural beauty.
Pukhto encourages his subscribers to love themselves for who they are. And we are happy to join her call!