Instagram vs. Realidad

¿Alguna vez te has preguntado porqué la vida de algunos Instagrammers parece tan perfecta?

Aunque las redes sociales son divertidas y nos sirven para compartir lo que más nos gusta, a veces transforman la realidad en algo que no es auténtico.  Vemos cuerpos de gimnasio, desayunos muy bien preparados y casas de ensueño, pero ¿qué hay detrás de tanta perfección? ¿Cómo están sacadas esas fotos?

La blogger Sara Puhto es una de las usuarias de Instagram más decididas a mostrar la realidad que hay detrás de cada foto. Gracias a ella sabemos que los modelos fitness que vemos en Instagram saben cuál es la pose que más resalta sus curvas o adelgaza su cintura. ¡Mira cómo cambia el aspecto del cuerpo de Sara en estas fotos!

Hip dips 🌿 I only found out what hip dips were a few months ago and realized there’s a term for the funky dents I have!! I didn’t know so many people had hip dips because they weren’t really shown in most peoples photos, unless they were talking about workouts to get rid of them or hide them. I still find it weird that we hate on or try to get rid of normal anatomy structures and think “oh no, this is not “acceptable”, I have to get rid of it”. But in all seriousness, don’t be ashamed of things on your body!! You don’t need to workout or get cosmetic surgery to get rid of them!! They are a part of you. We all have different bodies, some of us have hip dips, some of us don’t. It doesn’t make either one better or worse. We are all unique and beautiful. 🌴☀️ —————————————— . . . #hipdips #allbodiesarebeautiful #bikiniready #nomatterwhat #bodypositivity #selflove

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What is healthy? 🌿 Lately I’ve been getting comments saying things like: “You’re fat, workout. You wouldn’t have this problem if you worked out. You’re not healthy. Don’t spread an unhealthy message.” I’m not annoyed by these comments, I just wanted to share this to show that that’s not always the case!! I’ve been working out for almost 3 years. Healthy is different on everyone. You can have abs and still have tummy fat. You can workout for 3 years and look like you haven’t worked out ever! But why does it even matter? Why is appearance judged so harshly? Why does the way you look even matter? Why is society so fixated looks? We all have different bodies. There is no one size fits all with health and happiness. We put so much stress into how we look that we sometimes forget about what makes us happy. Live life so that you’re at your happiest and enjoying life to the fullest. Don’t let others dictate how you feel about your body. Your body does not define you. Your size does not define you. 🌴☀️ —————————————— . . . #stopbodyshaming #livelifetothefullest #dietsdontwork #effyourbeautystandards #nowrongway #bopowarrior

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A veces parece que las algunas de las personas que vemos por Instagram tienen cuerpos ideales, pero en sus fotos está todo calculado. Fíjate en qué diferente es el resultado simplemente al cambiar la altura de la cintura de los leggins:

Don’t hate your body 🌿 Don’t tell yourself you’ll be happy when you lose x amount of weight or get abs or have a flat tummy. Because it doesn’t magically change your perspective of yourself. Enjoy your body and love every aspect of it now. Don't be afraid of it, or what people think of it, including yourself. Don’t take your body for granted, don’t hate it. In 40, 50, 60 years you’ll look back and miss the mobility, flexibility, strength you have now. You won’t look back at old photos and think that you needed to change your body because you won’t realise what an incredible body you have now until it’s too late. Don’t waste your time comparing your body to others. You are unique and your uniqueness should be celebrated. Don’t be ashamed of how your body looks, we all have some form of body fat, cellulite and/or stretch marks. You are amazing the way you are and you deserve to feel confident in your own skin. 🌴☀️ —————————————— . . . #losehatenotweight #nooneisperfect #lovewhatyouhave #learningtoloveme #bopo #instagramvsreality

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“No odies tu cuerpo. No te digas a tí misma que serás feliz cuando pierdas determinada cantidad de kilos o cuando tengas abdominales o una tripa plana, porque eso no hace que mágicamente cambies la perspectiva que tienes sobre tí misma. Disfruta de tu cuerpo y ama todos sus aspectos desde ya. No tengas miedo de lo que pensará la gente, incluyéndote a ti. No tomes tu cuerpo como algo permanente, no lo odies, porque en 40, 50 o 60 años mirarás hacia atrás y echarás de menos su movilidad, su flexibilidad y su fuerza”. ¡Un gran consejo!

Imre Çeçen es otra modelo fitness que aprovechó sus redes sociales para mostrar cómo es su cuerpo cuando no está esforzándose para posar y que se vea “perfecto”, ¡así nos queda claro que lo que vemos por Instagram no tiene porqué ser fiel a la realidad!:

‼️DIFFERENT KIND OF "KEEP IT REAL"‼️ I know some people are all done with the "keep it real" pictures so I thought I'd try a new one😅 I find this one kinda hilarious🙈chilling by the pool instagram vs real life👙 . Anyone familiar with the concept of having all "normal" legs when you're standing but as soon as you sit down they transform into huge piles of meat?🍖😂 Why is it that those 2 sticks we use to walk expand to the size of Texas whenever they touch a chair?😅 . This is the most NORMAL thing ever yet us girls seem to be so self conscious about it😔 Hello! Your legs are being pushed against a surface, they are supposed to expand! This doesn't mean you're fat🙅🏻 Even muscle will just look like a huge shapeless pile of meat when there's no flexing involved🍖 If you don't want your legs to expand maybe invest in stone legs!⛰⛏ I'd choose marble ones💁🏻😂 . We've just lost touch with reality because on the internet all we see are those freaking hot dog legs🌭 I am guilty of posting those too! Yet even I wondered on my last vacay why my legs were so "big" when I sat down. 😅 . Thought I'd take a good comparison pic and I'm pretty sure I've got a hernia now😅 Creating that thighgap & skinny legs feel was real hard😵 I had to arch my back like crazy, hold my legs up (serious ab work was involved) and had to sit on the edge of the pool which caused me to almost fall. Both my camera & I would have drowned in the sadness of insta perfection (I would survive the water though, I can swim!🙆🏻) To people who do sit like this in real life; I admire your core strenght & willpower! . Yep, that's the truth behind poolside hotdog pics. Truth be told I'd much rather sit like that right pic whilst enjoying an actual hotdog🌭 What is your fave poolside snack? Kinda wanted to hold a piece of watermelon whilst taking this but it turns out that's only for advanced instagram posing😅 I couldn't hold myself up, flex them abs, hold a watermelon & take pics at the same time😂 Guess I better start practicing for my next vacay!💁🏻 . Ps. I don't think there's anything wrong with the way my legs look in the pic on the right. Just showing you the difference! 🌭 vs 🍖 = both yummy🙆🏻

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“¿A alguien le suena tener unas piernas normales  cuando estás de pie pero que cuando te sientas se convierten en unas enormes montañas de carne? (…) Pues es lo más normal del mundo, pero las chicas solemos ser demasiado conscientes de ello. ¡Tus piernas están siendo apretadas contra una superficie, es normal que se expandan! Eso no significa que estés gorda, porque incluso los cuerpos musculados parecen una montaña de carne apilada cuando no están en tensión”.

💡THE DIFFERENCE LIGHTING CAN MAKE!💡Do you ever feel pretty happy with your body one moment, but then you see yourself in different lighting and suddenly those happy feelings fade away and insecurity hits you?😔 NOT NECESSARY AT ALL!🙅🏻 . Let me tell you one thing; it's 100% normal that your body looks different when the lighting changes. It happens to all of us since we simply can't bring that "perfect" lighting around with us. The reason why it seems like all "insta models" do look "amazing" all the time is just cause they only post pictures with lighting that they like🤷🏻‍♀️ . I like my body equally in these pictures, simply cause both are my body and both are beautiful💕 Ok except for the fact that my eyes make me look like a demon on the left😅 It's probably cause I'd died from flexing too hard😂 . I used to get upset if my abs didn't show in pics but now I know it's just simple physics. In the left picture there's an artificial light shining so bright that most shades dissapear💡 on the right there's only natural light leaving room for shades which give that definition💁🏻 . Whether or not your definition will show is all about the brightness and angle of the light source!!!💡☀️ . Know that your body is beautiful in all lights, all shapes, all colors and just all everything! Own your body for it's the only one you'll ever have!❤ . Oh and for the caption obviouses; yes these are different pictures but they were taken at the same time of the day. I'm flexing in both and my pose is the same. As far as it's possible to stand exactly the same way though😅 Sadly I don't have an assistant so I really did have to move myself to turn on that light💡 🤷🏻‍♀️ . Anyway, to all my lovely girls who think they need to be perfect all the time; YOU ALREADY ARE! Abs or no abs, big butt or small butt, tiny or tall, you are beautiful!❤ You don't need that perfect lighting🙅🏻 GO SHINE YOUR OWN LIGHT!✨💕 WHO'S READY TO SHINE??🙋🏻🙋🏼🙋🏽 TAG YOUR SHINE BUDDY!👯

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“¡Mira la diferencia que puede marcar la iluminación! ¿Alguna vez te has sentido feliz en tu cuerpo en un momento, pero te ves a ti misma en un lugar con una luz diferente, y de pronto esa emoción de felicidad desaparece y llegan las inseguridades? Déjame contarte un secreto: Es 100% normal que tu cuerpo parezca diferente en función de la luz que hay”.

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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¿Y quién te dice que las pieles más perfectas y suaves de Instagram no han pasado por Photoshop, como en las revistas? Es justo lo que pasa en esta foto de ChessieKing, en la que vemos la foto original y la que ha sido modificada digitalmente.

También influye el momento del día en que se sacan las fotos: Por la mañana, antes de desayunar y después de ir al baño, la barriga tiene un aspecto mucho más plano si lo comparamos con como estaba la noche antes:

¡Pero recuerda! Instagram es una red social en la que cada uno muestra lo que quiere de su día a día. Puede ser una foto que se haya conseguido después de cuarenta intentos o una totalmente improvisada, puedes sacarte selfies porque te gusta y te divierte o quizás prefieres sacarle fotos a tu mascota, ¡o buscar ilustraciones por Internet! Lo más importante es que no te olvides de que cada uno tiene su propio estilo y que no sirve de nada compararnos con los demás. A veces lo que parece real no lo es, así que no vale la pena sentirse mal por el estilo de vida que parece que viven otras personas, ¡lo que vemos es lo que nos quieren enseñar y no la realidad!

(Fotografía de cabecera: Karina Irby)


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