If youre on Twitter, Facebook and/or Instagram (and lets face it, you are ) youll be all too familiar with the recent trend for the body beautiful and fitness regimes that really work! You see them everywhere. Getting fit is the new getting drunk and having a good time. Toned, lean physiques are everywhere you look. And its given rise to a thing called fitspiration or fitspo for short. So called inspiring pictures that claim to show how much weight someones lost and how good they look now after a diet or fitness plan.
But are they all that they seem? Well, no. Fitness trainer Sophie Kay, from London, has been unveiling how these pictures are actually frauds. Heres her supposed before and after shot
Pretty impressive, huh? Well Actually. These shots were both taken on the same day.
Social media has totally changed girls and womens body perceptions because were bombarded with these images 24 hours a day with no escape, Kay told the media. Theres also pressure on women to post amazing photos of themselves online, which doesnt help.
Heres another example from a girl called Mel V who is using the same tricks:
ts not just women that are going online and demonstrating how a lot of the new body photos that you see on the internet are just clever trickery. Personal trainer Andrew Dixon has already shown the world how you can go from Dad Bod to Rad Bod in an hour just by shaving, sucking in, better lighting and a bit of flexing.
Dont try to look like anyone you see in a transformation photo. Be inspired, but dont be disappointed if you dont see yourself the way you see those models, he says.