If you're fed up with seeing picture-perfect moments while scrolling through Instagram, Emma Stone feels your pain.
The La La Land actress says she can't stand looking at the flawless pictures people post on social media. "It makes me so crazy to look at social media," she told Elle. "When you see people like, 'This is the best life ever! I couldn't be happier,' you're like, 'Shut up, that is not true.'"
"Not everything comes together in the best way ever, every day. It just doesn't," she said. "Even when your dream you set out for comes true, it's not always perfect... That's not the reality of life."
Stone, who isn't on Instagram or Twitter, isn't the first to point out the flaws of social media; many social media fitness stars have drawn attention to the insecurities it can cause as well.
Take fitness blogger Kelsey Wells, for example, and her super relatable post-Thanksgiving dinner bloat photo that went viral.
Remember those extra treats I mentioned?😂 I try to indulge in moderation, but let's be honest I'm human and I love food and that doesn't always happen.😬 // I wanted to post this because I have received more than a few questions lately such as "how do you never look bloated?", "how do you never get zits?", and "how do you not have stretch marks?", ect. First, I definitely do get bloated (☝🏼), I definitely have occasional breakouts (hello hormones), and I actually do have stretch marks (though they have faded). I could give you tips and tricks on how to fight bloating and zits and stretch marks, but I think it's more important for everyone to realize that these things are totally normal! And nothing to be ashamed of or embarrassed about. Instagram is often a highlight reel of sorts, and there is nothing wrong with focusing on the positive! But it's so important to keep it real and remember that most the images you see while scrolling (including mine) are people's "best foot forward". Of course I want to take photos in good lighting and show my best angles, but I never want that to be misconstrued as saying I don't have bad ones or never look bloated. EVERYONE is human. Everyone is beautiful. The key is to spend less time picking ourselves apart and more time seeing how beautiful, amazing, and miraculous our bodies are -- bloating, zits, stretch marks, and all.❤️ . . . . #bbgmoms #bbgmums #bbgcommunity #bbg #bbglife #fit #fitchick #fitmom #fitness #fitlife #keepitreal #happy #healthy #bloated #selflove #workout #fitspo #fitspiration #realtalk #fitnessmotivation #motivationmonday
"I could give you tips and tricks on how to fight bloating and zits and stretch marks, but I think it's more important for everyone to realize that these things are totally normal!" she wrote in the caption. "And nothing to be ashamed of or embarrassed about. Instagram is often a highlight reel of sorts, and there is nothing wrong with focusing on the positive! But it's so important to keep it real and remember that most the images you see while scrolling (including mine) are people's 'best foot forward'.
Another fitness blogger, Sara Puhto, posts side-by-side photos on her Instagram (which has almost 50K followers, by the way) to show how drastic a posed photo can be versus an un-posed photo.
Standing up vs sitting down 😬🌿 I've used to hate having fat rolls and always thought they'd go away completely if I exercised and got less fat on my tummy. But recently I've realised they're not a thing that's gonna go away, and I'm so fine with that! Yes I could eat healthy 24/7 and workout in a way that would get rid of it. But what's the point? I love the way I eat and train now, so what's the point of changing what makes me happy to get rid of some extra fat? It's just rolls of skin with fat and I NEED that little layer! It would be unrealistic if I had 0% body fat on my body! So I just wanted to share what my body looks like when I sit down to show that I also got these rolls, muffin top (whatever you wanna call it 😁) and I'm not afraid to hide them 🙌🏼 Hope you all have a lovely day today, and happy #friyay 🌴☀️
These photos were taken a few seconds apart!! Do you ever have one of those days where you just get down on yourself and compare your body to others? I'm pretty sure everyone has bad body image days. I woke up this morning, looked at myself and thought I looked a bit fluffy today, usually I'd go about my day and end up posting the photo on the left and say how I'm feeling fluffy and bloated today, when the truth is the right photo shows my true fluffiness (no flexing and full tummy relaxed). So I thought I'd do a brutally honest post and show you my true fluff 🐇 What I'm trying to say is bodies fluctuate daily, even hourly. Don't beat yourself up if you have a bad day, week or month. Everyone has bad days. Everyone has some % of body fat. And everyone's body looks different from different angles/poses whether they're flexed, relaxed or bloated. People will post their highlights and their hard work on Instagram so don't compare yourself to them! You're beautiful no matter what 💕 This is honestly really terrifying for me to post, so please don't be too harsh. I just hope this helps some of you if you're having a bad day.
Even wildly popular Australian fitness sensation Emily Skye wants you to see the difference between a posed versus unposed photo.
My "posture" transformation! 😉 Good posture makes all the difference! No only do you feel better & have less aches & pains but you look better & more confident too! ☺️👍🏼 . My meals & exercise programs 👆🏼 Link in bio! . @emilyskyefitness @emilyskyebeauty @emily_skye2 . #posture #transformation #beforeandafter #emilyskye #fit #fitness #fitfam #abs #toned #healthy
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