It’s all too easy to get caught up comparing ourselves to the impossibly perfect figures we see all over Instagram.
But WH Fitfluencer and co-founder of Keep It Cleaner, Laura Henshaw, has given us all a much need reality check with her latest post on the social media platform.
The 24-year-old shared noticeably different side-by-side images of herself, showing the power of good lighting and the right angle.
“This is my before and after photo (taken 10 seconds apart),” she wrote.
“And this is why you should never compare yourselves to people you follow online. Firstly because being unique is awesome (and we all have different genes - we are meant to look different!) and secondly because social media (in most cases) is a storyboard of the best angles and parts of people’s lives.”
Laura advised her fans to not to compare 100% of their life to the best 5% that other people post on social media.
“Happiness doesn’t come from having a thigh gap / 6 pack - I promise you there is no point a certain ‘goal weight’ will make you happy. For me being happy is about surrounding myself with loving and kind people, living a healthy and balanced life, my work and most importantly enjoying the journey.”
Hear hear, lady.