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Health Blogger Reveals The Reality Behind Instagram Pics
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Health Blogger Reveals The Reality Behind Instagram Pics

While fitness models and their round booties are taking over Instagram, this blogger is trying to show the world that you shouldn’t believe that every Instagram photo represents real life.

Sara Puhto, a 20-year-old body-positive Finish blogger, shares expectations vs. reality pics revealing how much photo poses – a better angle or sucking your tummy in – could change in a pic. In every single one of her Instagram pictures, you can see a striking difference, making it hard to believe they’re the same girl at the same time. “Nobody’s booty looks round and peachy from all angles,” she writes. With hashtags like body confidence, be kind to yourself, and progress, not perfection, this influencer is trying to tell the world that beauty starts with self-love and those ‘perfectly fit’ pics on social media are not what our definition of ‘beauty’ should be. Keep on scrolling to check out some of Sara’s body-positive pics!

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Meet Sara Puhto – a 20-year-old body-positive blogger who is trying to show the world that you shouldn’t believe everything you see online

To show just that, she took two side by side pics just seconds apart, the only difference was her posture

“Nobody has abs or a flat tummy 24/7 when they sit down,” she writes

“The other day I saw an Instagram post by a celebrity who had clearly photoshopped their body to make it look more curvy”

“The beauty industry strives off our insecurities, and only shows so few body types, please don’t let this make you hate yourself”

“Clothing sizes have the ability to make us feel bad about ourselves when we’ve gone up a size and feel good when we’ve gone down a size”

“But I’ve realized that it actually doesn’t matter at all”

“Just because someone wears a smaller size than you doesn’t make them a better person or a more beautiful person”

“Clothing size doesn’t define you”

“You are beautiful no matter what size you wear!”

“Being you and having confidence is what makes you beautiful”

“Not what some beauty magazine portrays as beautiful”

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Morya Israel
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5 years ago

This girl used to self harm..happy she's found a way recover &stop channeling negative energy inwards & start radiating positivity outwards

Mela Biondi
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5 years ago

I noticed the scars on her tattoo too

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5 years ago

Who got hungry when she was eating sushi....no one? O-oh... ok ._.

Roxane Milko
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5 years ago

I think it's actually kimbap.

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Isabel Tamayo
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5 years ago

I need this. Thank you for sharing. I'm 158cm high and weighs 108lbs. I was once so plump. Don't get me wrong, plump is beautiful but in my case I didn't see it that way. I don't feel I'm beautiful. I tried so hard to trim down. I was successful! From 128lbs down to 108lbs. But each time I see my belly bulge out when I'm sitting down, I feel so alarmed. As if I have to immediately poop or vomit what I ate. I look at the mirror and I still see fat all over but my family and friends would say, you already look like a zombie. I'm so pale. I know it's wrong to feel this way,that's why I started to love myself more deeply. To stop comparing myself with others. Slowly, I know I'm feeling better and more comfortable in my own skin. My boyfriend and family are very supportive especially when it comes to eating healthy. I know I'm on my way to accepting and appreciating my body.

sosunlight
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5 years ago

That's fantastic you're starting to feel better! Thinking of you <3

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Morya Israel
Community Member
5 years ago

This girl used to self harm..happy she's found a way recover &stop channeling negative energy inwards & start radiating positivity outwards

Mela Biondi
Community Member
5 years ago

I noticed the scars on her tattoo too

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Community Member
5 years ago

Who got hungry when she was eating sushi....no one? O-oh... ok ._.

Roxane Milko
Community Member
5 years ago

I think it's actually kimbap.

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Isabel Tamayo
Community Member
5 years ago

I need this. Thank you for sharing. I'm 158cm high and weighs 108lbs. I was once so plump. Don't get me wrong, plump is beautiful but in my case I didn't see it that way. I don't feel I'm beautiful. I tried so hard to trim down. I was successful! From 128lbs down to 108lbs. But each time I see my belly bulge out when I'm sitting down, I feel so alarmed. As if I have to immediately poop or vomit what I ate. I look at the mirror and I still see fat all over but my family and friends would say, you already look like a zombie. I'm so pale. I know it's wrong to feel this way,that's why I started to love myself more deeply. To stop comparing myself with others. Slowly, I know I'm feeling better and more comfortable in my own skin. My boyfriend and family are very supportive especially when it comes to eating healthy. I know I'm on my way to accepting and appreciating my body.

sosunlight
Community Member
5 years ago

That's fantastic you're starting to feel better! Thinking of you <3

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