Fitness Blogger Shows The Difference Between Posed Photos And Reality (With Rolls And Cellulite)

Fitness blogger Anna Victoria decided to use her Instagram account, with over 1,2 million followers, to raise awareness and show that the same body can look very different in photos taken just a few minutes apart.

On the “before” picture, Anna appears standing up, strategically positioned to portray her best angle and shows her flat abs. On the second picture, however, she is sitting in a comfortable position and showing off some rolls on her belly.

The “before and after” was done to show that the angle and the way pictures are taken have a direct impact on the final result. That is why people shouldn't believe everything they see on social media.

Photos with tricks on Instagram: before and after

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Me 1% of the time vs. 99% of the time. And I love both photos equally. Good or bad angles don't change your worth ❤️ I recently came across an article talking about how one woman stated she refuses to accept her flaws, because she doesn't see them as flaws at all. I LOVED that because it sends such a powerful message that our belly rolls, cellulite, stretch marks are nothing to apologize for, to be ashamed of, or to be obsessed with getting rid of! As I'm getting older, I have cellulite and stretch marks that aren't going away, and I welcome them. They represent a life fully lived (for 28 years so far :)) and a healthy life and body at that. How can I be mad at my body for perfectly normal "flaws"? This body is strong, can run miles, can lift and squat and push and pull weight around, and it's happy not just because of how it looks, but because of how it feels. So when you approach your journey, I want you to remember these things: I will not punish my body I will fuel it I will challenge it AND I will love it 💗💗💗 If you're following my page, you're a part of helping me spread this message and creating this movement - thank you. #fbggirls #realstagram www.annavictoria.com/guides

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In the caption, the fitness muse said the picture on the left represents how she is 1% of the time and, on the right, how she really looks 99% of the time.

She also says that she loves both pictures equally. “Good or bad angles don’t change your worth”, she wrote.

In addition, Anna, who created a 12-week weight loss program, comments that she recently read an article in which a woman said that she refused to “accept her flaws” because she did not see cellulite, stretch marks and rolls as flaws in the first place.

“I loved that because it sends such a powerful message that our belly rolls, cellulite, stretch marks are nothing to apologize for, to be ashamed of, or to be obsessed with getting rid of!”, she said.

Body acceptance

Anna, who is 30 years old, finished by saying that she also has cellulite and stretch marks, and what is seen as a flaw by many, represents a life lived to the fullest to her.

“How can I be mad at my body for perfectly normal ‘flaws’? This body is strong, can run miles, can lift and squat and push and pull weight around, and it's happy not just because of how it looks, but because of how it feels.”, she celebrates.

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Instagram doesn’t tell you the whole story ‼️ I could’ve easily posted a picture of me posing like I am in the beginning of the video and called it a day. But I know the truth is that I’ve been SO bloated all day. I’m not going to tear myself down and rack my brain as to why. I’ve been fueling my body properly and I’ve been kicking 🍑 in my workouts this week. My stress levels are the same as usual (not low 🤣 but where I can manage them), and my sleep has been good. So it’s probably hormones (not preggo btw) or something else outside my control that would be a waste of energy to worry about. ✌️ I personally have the body type where I can look preggo on command lol. That won’t change no matter how lean I get, and I’m okay with that. Just always remember you see on insta is what people want you to see. Myself included. And while sometimes that means sharing photos where I was posing my booty off and feeling 🔥, I also want you to see the every day, too. Love yaself BOTH WAYS. 🙌🙌🙌 #fbgbodylove #realstagram . 📲 Get a 7-Day Free Trial of @bodyloveapp! Download from the App Store www.annavictoria.com/bodyloveapp

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Just a normal, non-posed selfie. Sometimes I still question how much good Instagram and social media does the world. And then I remember you girls. It’s a place where we can all share our struggles and our triumphs and know we’re not alone, meet friends we otherwise never would have and I LOVE insta for that. But I would be lying if I said I never catch myself getting stuck feeling like insta is an endless pit of comparisons. As much as it causes me anxiety to compare myself, it causes me just as much anxiety to think others compare themselves to ME. When I get messages saying “I will never be as lean as you, as happy as you, as _______ as you” it hurts my heart. This feeling is actually what inspired me to share my first “unposed” selfie. It’s always my hope that my pictures and progress inspire you girls and whether it’s my own transformation or someone from the community, that it makes you realize that you CAN do it too. If they can, if I can, if anyone can, YOU can. And no matter how many lean tummies you see posed and flexed on insta, there are 10x as many relaxed, beautiful tummies you don’t see (but should!!) 😜💕 #realtalk #fbggirls #bodylovebabes www.annavictoria.com/bodyloveapp

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Just a lounging selfie 🤗 no makeup or hair done, not posing (and no sticking out either). I'm not sharing this because I think I look bad, or because tummy rolls are bad, or because cellulite, messy hair or no makeup is bad. None of those things are bad or imperfect. They are NORMAL. - I'm sharing this because I just received an email from a 16 year old girl that said I am the only person she follows that actually made her feel good about herself. That even though she's not particularly unhappy with her body, that seeing endless perfect photos started to make herself compare, poke and prod at her own body. The impact social media has on young girls and their self-esteem is an issue I feel very strongly about and if me posting one casual, non-posing, non-done up photo can help a young girl (or man, or anyone of any age!) feel better about themselves, then I'm happy to put myself out there. - Some will look at this and say "what's the big deal?" If it doesn't resonate with you, that's ok. I just ask that you think of those who it does help before firing off with negativity because you don't "get" it. So when we live in a society that profits from your insecurities, be a rebel and LOVE yourself. Love your body at every angle and don't ever be ashamed of being human, of struggling, or hey, even of loving the crap out of yourself!! 🤗 We need more girls who are wildly confident and loving every bit of themselves and shouting it from the rooftops. Show young girls it's not only okay but necessary to be confident, strong young women, "flaws" and all. #fbggirls #realstagram www.annavictoria.com/guides

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Translated article original published on VIX Brazil, by Giovanna Mazzeo.