A Fitness Blogger Showed How To Get A Flatter Stomach In 30 Seconds To Explain How Instagram Photos Are Faked

By now we’ve hopefully learned that Instagram is full of fakery and tricks all in the name of gaining followers and landing semi-lucrative product endorsement deals. Those hot girls who look almost perfect in their bikinis? The people who seem to be on a permanent vacation and living the island life every day? That girl who claims she went from a fluffy 200 pounds to a svelte 130 by wrapping plastic wrap around her stomach? All bullshit. Bullshit bullshit bullshit bullshit. And while legitimate models like Emily Ratajkowski aren’t faking it nearly as hard as all the Insta-amateurs, you’d be surprised at what lengths people go to achieve the perfect picture. Just look at Essa O’Neill, who admits that for some of her photos she would go DAYS without eating:

But now Instagram fitness blogger “plankingforpizza,” known to her friends simply as Jess, has come out to expose more lies about the Insta-amateurs. The following two photos were taken only 30 seconds apart, yet look almost night-and-day different:

Explaining how she achieved the two different photos, Jess writes that for the first photo she pushed her stomach out as far as possible, adjusted her bikini bottoms to accentuate her love handles and had poor posture. As for the right photo, taken 30 seconds after the left, Jess says that she’s standing straight and comfortably, I’m lightly flexing and I’ve adjusted my bottoms to hide my love handles.”

The world needs more breaths of fresh air like Jess, who don’t care how “perfect” the image is that they’re sending out to the world. Newsflash: life isn’t perfect – and neither is Instagram.

[H/T Metro]