Personal prova que não devemos acreditar sempre nas imagens perfeitas do Instagram

O Instagram se tornou a rede social preferida de muita gente, através dela é possível compartilhar imagens dos mais variados assuntos, seja do seu dia dia, seu trabalho, suas viagens, enfim, uma plataforma exclusiva para imagens.

Perfis que fazem sucesso são os famosos ‘fitness, onde pessoas exibem corpos perfeitos e dão dicas de como você pode ter um daquele também.

Porém, o que quase ninguém sabe é que essas fotos ‘perfeitas’ não são tão perfeitas assim, o ângulo, a luz e até mesmo alguns filtros ajudam o modelo a sair mais sarado ou com aquela barriga mais definida.

Chessie King, uma blogueira famosa , resolveu assumir a ‘verdade’ por trás dessas dessas fotos e mostrar a grande diferença entre tirar a fotografia sem fazer esforço para ficar com o corpo perfeito:

Essa imagem não teme dição, ela apenas foi tirada em ângulos diferentes

‘GOALS’ – a term we see errrryday on this Instagram thaang ??‍♀ It’s amazing how different my goals are to a few years ago. All I cared about was being the leanest I could be, never missing a gym session, sticking to a ‘meal plan’ that took all the love out of food & … these are NOT ‘life goals’, these are restrictive & no fun ??‍♀ – I would never ever of been brave enough to put the right photo up back then but your gal has changed… my main goal now is to be as happpy as I can possibly be & that means feeling as comfortable as I can be in my own skin. I was about to film a little video about my skin this afternoon (that red lil’ cheek!), I looked down & saw my tummy. I would’ve been disgusted a few years ago & would’ve put a top on to cover it up, but I gave it a little jiggle & smiled. It may not look like the left (which was only a few months ago) but I really couldn’t care less. I’ve said this before but my happiest times in life have been with my family, with my bestfriends, with Mat, none of them have been about my body or how I look. So tonight, have a think & write down a few of your favourite memories & remember how amazing you felt in those moments. Live to make more of those & stop wasting time looking at that Instagram profile thinking they’re ‘goals’ ❤??

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O posicionamento da câmera fez toda diferença

“BOOTY GOALS” ? “OH MY GOD I WANT YOUR BUM”… you see these kinda comments all over your newsfeed, but would you see those kinda comments on the right photo?! ??‍♀ Neither of these photos are edited or photoshopped, same bottom just 2 completely different angles. Are you hooked on growing your peach to look like your favourite instagram girl? Have you ever thought maybe they have what I’ve got on the right: the dimples, the uneven cheeks, the bit I like to call the “second booty” (that bit underneath your bottom). I used to be extremely conscious of the back of my legs & if anyone was walking behind me whilst I was in swimwear I’d cover my booty & my legs because I was so embarrassed. I still find it a little bit scary sharing the right photo but I’m in my happy place, stuffing myself with popcorn! ? & if it helps at least one of you to realise it’s OKAY to have imperfections then it was worth me pooing my pants a little. So next time you look in the mirror & see something similar to the right photo, just have a little word with yourself, I gat it too gurlll. You’re not alone ??‍♀?❤?

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Até a posição das pernas interferem

A foto postada x a foto deletada

??|?? Left photo: Favourited out of the 8 taken & posted. Right photo: Immediately deleted & forgotten about. Both photos unedited & seconds between them. I do so many of these but this one is my scariest & most exposing so far. I was going through my recently deleted folder ready to ‘delete all’ but saw the right photo & recovered it. I felt this sense of guilt that I’d deleted it & posted the left one. A year ago I would’ve been left feeling so unhappy by how I look on the right & deleted it forever like it never happened but it was a huge reminder for me today that Instagram can be such a ‘perfection trap’. I’m clearly super happy in the right one after @brontekingg had cracked a hilarious joke, I don’t hate it but the lighting isn’t ‘flattering’ nor is the way I’m holding my body or the angle of it but it’s ME. Both of the photos are me ?? I am proud of how I feel about my body looking at these photos. I feel like I look healthy in both & look after myself but also live without controlling myself like I have done in the past. So your Monday Motivation all the way from Singapore: People post the best photo out of a bunch taken… I know it’s said a lot these days but it helps me a huge amount too. If you see a photo of yourself in ‘bad’ lighting or an ‘unflattering angle’ just remind yourself how beautiful you are & that you’re ALLOWED to look like that. We were not made to be Barbie dolls who LOOK insanely good 24/7, we were made to be humans who FEEL insanely good 24/7 ?

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A calça, na realidade, não é tão perfeita assim

O que uma postura não faz

No matter what shape, size, height you are… never ever apologise for wearing a bikini ? The way you hold yourself speaks a thousand words. It changes how you look & how you feel. Shoulders back, chest open = confidence. Even if you’re not feeling super comfortable, this posture oozes ‘I’m slaying this bikini’ Hunched over, slouchy = ‘sorry I’m wearing this, I shouldn’t be’ YES YOU SHOULD. After so many questions since Ibiza bikini photos, I’ve filmed my top tips for SLAYING YOUR BIKINI ? I want you to try something for me now. Whether you’re standing or sitting. Roll your shoulders forward & let that belly hang out. Notice how it makes you feel. Now, open up that chest & pull those shoulders back. You’ve grown a few inches & how do you feel now? Body confidence is a feeling, it’s something you slowly find when you start thinking a different way. It’s not just about ‘losing a few pounds’ or ‘dropping a dress size’. With summer holidays coming at you like a rocket, I want to help you feel like the GODDESS YOU ARE in every outfit, bikini or you’re favourite dress ??

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Mais uma prova disso

Ever sat on the floor like the right photo, looked down at your belly & thought ‘yuk’? ?? I have… a million times. But over the past year, with the help of Instagram & ‘the real talk’ I’ve learnt it’s actually completely & utterly normal. As the gorge goddess @imrececen stated, very very wisely… you are beautiful no matter what ?? We all get sucked into the trap of wanting to ‘look good’ but do we ever stop & think… will it actually make me a better person? Will my friends love me more if I’ve got a six pack? Will I get promoted at work if I’ve got a thigh gap? There’s a difference between looking good & feeling good. Working out should make you feel like a better person, it should make you feel like a superhero, it should make you appreciate your body more & therefore make you want to take care of yourself. I train super hard because I absolutely love it, I lift weights because it makes me feel strong & I take the time to look after myself… but I still have a tum when I sit down. That tum ain’t going nowhere, no matter how hard I work, sweat & train. You can choose how you feel, you have the power to think positively so let’s say goodbye to all of those negative words you call yourself & hello to feeling proud of your body ?

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Aposto que ficou surpreso

LET’S TALK. Ever bent your back in half to try that ‘booty’ pose you see all the fitnessgrammmmers doing?! Ever done it & realised your ? looks absolutely nothing like the perfect smooth peach you see in their photo? The left photo is in a very ‘flattering’ darker light, the right is what my beeeeehind ACTUALLY looks like… bumps, lumps & the real stuff. Neither photos have a filter or have been edited at all, they’re both in the same room just different areas in my living room! Instagram is FLOODED with the left photos when actually we should be drowning in ‘the real life booty’ pictures. It is something I’m so so passionate about & it frustrates me daily how some people with such a huge responsibility, use Instagram to ‘show off’ their lives, their ‘perfect’ bodies & create this unachievable life. Instagram is a platform to find inspiration & motivation but it is also the modern way of talking about issues, real life sh?t & to build a community of people that know they are not alone in any aspect of life. I used to be so scared of wearing shorts & felt so so uncomfortable BUT I workout 5-6 times a week, I eat very well & I will ALWAYS have the bits you can see on the right photo, my ‘second bottom’, the darker bit underneath my cheeeeeky weekys ?. Both are ‘real’ they’re just showing different parts of ‘reality’ but which one is ‘goals’… the right one SHOULD be ?

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Uma “empinadinha” faz toda diferença

Is Instagram a big reason for depression & mental health problems in young people? The stats say it all but what do YOU think? ? When I was growing up, I only had the ‘perfect’ girls in magazines to look at & even that was an unhealthy comparison. I hate to think what young teenagers are now comparing themselves to; distorted, filtered, photoshopped versions of reality. There has always been a pressure to look good, but what’s scary is that Instagram is accessible all day everyday without any sort of time cap on it or restriction on what you can see apart from the choice of who you’re following. It upsets me so much to think how much this can effect young people’s mental health. Even the most educated still don’t know how easy it is to use photoshop or editing apps. I share so many of these posts but I just want to help as many people as I can find that true friendship with their bodies. – I’ve always been conscious of the back of my legs & refused to wear shorts for most of my teenage years. I thought I was the only one who had a ‘second bum’ ??‍♀ I see girls beeeehinds on here looking smooooth as a peach which I’m sure they’ve worked hard for but I find it super unrealistic for me personally. The more I’ve shared on here about body confidence (or lack of) the more I realise I’m not alone & the more normal it becomes to look like the right in shorts. – I was speaking to someone about this earlier last week & they said their 12 year old cousin was posting photos on Instagram of her in a bikini & the caption was ‘rate me out of 10’ then another post of her in her underwear, if I get more than 50 likes I’ll send you a DM *winky face*. Instagram can be an amazing place but it can also be very dangerous. – Do you think there should be something on a post, a disclaimer to say the image has been edited/photoshopped? What are your thoughts on protecting young teenagers & preventing them from mental health problems connected with social media? ❤??

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E num passe de mágica…

Smooth skin, peachy booty, small waist, thin thighs… you can have it all in just 30 seconds of editing ??‍♀ It’s scary how easily & quickly you can change your body on some of these apps. @lydiaxcollins & I had a play round to see how ‘modern day perfect’ we could make me look but still making it look ‘real’. Instagram can be so encouraging & inspiring but it’s also a ‘perfection’ trap 95% of the time & it can be so unhealthy & it still effects me. I want you to be able relate to me & look at my body & know it’s achievable. I want you to see me & know I look exactly the same in real life as I do on here. Yes people work extremely hard for their bodies & some people do look like the right but the rest of us gals should not have to feel like sh?t if we don’t ?? Sending allllll my love to anyone that’s compared themselves to another human today or wished they looked like that person on Instagram. You’re beautiful, in your own unique way ❤??

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Publicitário. 22 anos. Morador de São José dos Campos. Sempre curioso. Apaixonado por dinossauros, TV e filmes e séries de terror.