In a world consumed by social media, it can be easy to compare yourself to the seemingly perfect lives of others, all while feeling inadequate. While your Instagram feed might be flooded with images of fit and flawless models, what you are seeing isn't necessarily reality. Australian nutritionist and dietician Lyndi Cohen aims to stop social media comparisons my exposing the difference that editing, filters, and even angles can make to a photograph.
She posted a series of "Instagram Vs. Reality" pictures of herself online to prove her point, according to Today. The photos show the drastic difference a few small editorial changes can make to a photo.
The photos show Cohen in the same outfit and relatively same position. One image is clearly more flattering, making her appear to have a flatter stomach. She emphasized that the images girls see on social media are often carefully doctored to make a model appear skinnier and more attractive by society's standards.
"The photo on the left is what you typically see on Instagram. The photo on the right is what you often don't see... but I want you to see it, my body from all angles. Both bodies are just as healthy (and worthy) as one another," she said.