Kim Kardashian’s enviable behind might be more attainable than you think. South Africa–based fitness blogger Sara Puhto shared side-by-side photos of herself to prove that the bootylicious pics of the reality star and her sisters flooding your Instagram feed aren’t always what they seem.
In one photo, the 20-year-old‚ who is wearing a black, cutout bathing suit — stands straight-legged in front of a mirror, revealing a sculpted derriere. In the second shot, she shifts to a “booty pop” position, and voila! Kardashian curves!
“In a world where the Kardashians’ bootys are so glorified, we need to remember that the photos we see of them and others aren’t always reality,” Puhto wrote in her November 16 post. “Their butts can’t ALWAYS look that big from every angle.”
And Puhto says the same goes for photos on Instagram. “We see them as goals and think we'll never be able to gain that much muscle or lose that much fat,” she noted. “But what you need to remember is that those photos you see are achievable, you can get to your goals, you can achieve anything with the right amount of determination, patience and effort!
NOT A TRANSFORMATION PHOTO 🤔 These photos were taken 2 hours apart and I'm flexing the same way in both photos. Don't you hate changing room lighting? I went to try on clothes the other day and hated what I saw in the mirror because of the angle of the light. Instead of looking at all my flaws and feeling bad about what I saw, I decided to do a comparison of changing room lighting vs the lighting at home that I'm used to! As you can see it's pretty different! So next time you're out and you come across some 💩 lighting, just remember you don't look like that, everyone has bad angles in certain lighting. If you feel good in what you're trying on then buy it, you'll look amazing! Don't let that bad lighting get you down!! 💕
The Finnish vlogger boasts more than 40,000 followers and regularly shares body progress photos. “We choose to post the best things on our social media,” she tells Us Weekly. “So we can’t look at other people’s pictures and compare that to our every day body.”
Let's talk food 🍔🍏 Left: October 2015 (11 weeks into BBG. weighing 54kg) Right: September 2016. (59 weeks into BBG. weighing 56-57kg). Ever since I started gaining fat, I thought it didn't matter what I ate as long as it was less than 1000 calories. This always ended up in me either going to bed with intense hunger pains or leading to me binge eating everything in sight and not stopping until I was in pain from fullness. This mindset was so messed up, I thought I would be happy if I ate less, weighed less and hit my goal weight of 50kg. But the less I ate the more unhappy I got with myself. I had no control over how I was eating because my body was constantly in starvation mode or too full to function. I was gaining weight from fat from all the junk food I was binging. I was so devastated- I didn't understand why eating less wasn't working. I thought I wasn't strong because I couldn't go a few days without binging. In January 2016 I realised what I was doing wasn't working. I decided to go vegan and found out how eating <1500 calories is putting your body into starvation mode and is only a "quick fix" to losing weight and you'll eventually gain fat back by eating junk food since your body is lacking food and craves junk. I then started eating more and stopped using apps to count calories. It was hard but I knew if I just trusted my body it would work. Something had to work. I slowly had more energy and could push myself during workouts! I initially lost weight due to body fat and then gained weight due to gaining muscle. I now weigh around 56-57kg (6-7 kg above my goal weight). I'm not sure on exact weight because I don't weigh myself anymore, I don't let numbers dictate how I feel about myself anymore. I just go on how I feel mentally, and I feel amazing! I finally feel like I have a healthy relationship with food. Eating 2000-3000 calories- I roughly estimate and always eat more than 2000 cal because I know I'll be hungry if I eat less. I eat healthy 70-80% of the time. Just remember: don't let numbers get you down and define you. Don't go on some silly starvation diet- it won't work in the long run. Food is meant to fuel you, not make you upset.
Puhto, who used to eat just 1,000 calories a day, has been sharing snaps of her healthy transformation since adapting a healthy vegan lifestyle in January 2016. “I restricted because I thought I’d lose weight that way. I was in the mindset that it didn’t matter what type of food I ate as long as it was below 1,000 calories at the end of the day,” she tells Us. “Then I’d end up eating everything and anything every dinner and feel weak and hate myself. It was a vicious cycle that I will never go back to.”
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