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Don't get us wrong, most before and after fitness transformation photos are the result of months or years of hard work.

The images show the participants' commitment to the gym and dedication to honing their body in a certain way, and the motivation snaps completely saturate most fitness social media feeds.

However, one fitness guru has taken it upon herself to make us think twice about before and after shots with an interesting snap of her own. 

The Fashion Fitness Foodie took to Instagram to share this snap with her 55,000 followers, to prove that before and after snaps are not always as they seem. 

'What does this image honestly do for you? I took it over a week ago with the intention of posting a tensing vs 'pushing out' reality check,' she captioned the image.⠀ ⠀

'However shortly after I made it, I…suddenly realised how incredibly demotivating it could be for the body positivity movement,' she said, recognising how important it is to be body pos. 

'You see although my intentions were good (and correct me if I’m wrong), I’m aware that my body shape is probably not very diverse.'

'So I question how inspiring it would be to self-depreciate or patronise you by showing you my 'love handles’ or ‘rolls’.'

'I think the body positivity movement is about being inclusive of ALL bodies but the majority of these kind of images/physique updates I see on social media are generally slim girls like myself,' she finished. 

Her post sparked a massive debate in the comments section, with fitness fans contributing their thoughts about before and after shots and body positivity.

'No person today is immune to the feelings of inadequacy, comparison, and body shaming that is so pervasive in our culture,' said one. 

'You can be too skinny, too fat, too tall, too short, too square, too broad, etc. the list goes on.'

'Body positivity is about loving where you naturally are – about being comfortable enough to show what you actually look like.'

Hear, hear!



She unvieled her new nose job while out on the town last week, and now Charlotte Crosby has given us a glimpse of the different with before-and-after pics. 

The reality star took to Instagram to show off her new… erm, face, and we have to say, there is a big difference.

The Geordie gal gushed about how happy she was with her "miracle" after splashing the guts of €5,000 on the job.

She captioned the split photo, "Now that I can finally talk about my Nose surgery I wanted to show you all a before and after! Sooooooo happy with my result, want to say a big thanks to @elitesurgical for the amazing work and brilliant care they gave me! ☺️ #MrHassan works miracles."

In another selfie, this time with a full face of make-up, Char said she was "buzzing" about her new look.

Speaking to Heat earlier this month, Charlotte said her mum and BFF Holly Hagan supported her through the surgery and came with her when the bandages came off, too. 

"They saw it first and gasped, my mam even screamed a little bit. I was like, 'Does it look bad?' And she was like, 'S**t Charlotte, it looks so good!'"



Everyone who's anyone seems to know that the ultimate red carpet accessory is a decent set of pearly whites.

Yup, unless you're in possession of a ridiculously smile, your career can really – or so says Hollywood, anyway.

And it is quite amazing how a new set of chompers can totally transform a person's face. Even established names – Tom Cruise, we're looking at you – have opted for major dental work (in his case, back in 2002) to alter a less-than megawatt bite. 

Join us while we drool and contemplate getting the braces back on with the most impressive of celebrity teeth transformations.


1) Miley Cyrus

You can’t make lewd gestures with your tongue if you ain’t got the perfect set of teeth.


2) Tom Cruise 

Mmm, a buck tooth. What every girl dreams of from a Hollywood heart throb.


3) Niall Horan 

A case of right place, right time brought Niall into 1D, and thousands bought him that smile.


4) Gwen Stefani 

Gwen is fashion royalty, her braces were arguably not.


5) Zac Efron 

We can’t even #toocute


6) Cher Lloyd 

Questionable brows distracted from Cher’s perfectly acceptable teeth when she first appeared on X Factor, but this whole transformation is pretty impressive #thepowerofmoney


7) Cheyl Fernandez-Versini 

Cheryl was always beautiful, but those pearly whites took her dimpled smile to a new level.


8) Victoria Beckham

Posh is human perfection, good teeth or bad. We all know that. 


9) Tulisa 

Got teeth done, got voted FHM’s sexiest woman. Go figure.


10) Mathew Lewis 

This overall transformation from Neville Longbottom to absolute ride is pretty astonishing but those teeth sure do help. Yum! 


All day long on social media we are bombarded with frustratingly gorgeous fitspiration posts.

With picture after picture of perfect people with perfect six-packs – we're regularly led to believe that by "following these 27 easy steps" we too can be of a similar physique. 

And key to this trend is the requisite before and after pictures.

However, now one fitness professional has written a blog post on how these pictures can be extremely deceiving and why we shouldn’t always believe exactly what we see.

Sophie Kay, a qualified personal trainer from London, explained: “As a personal trainer and a fitness blogger I can see a lot of pressure in the industry to look and act a certain way which can be rather stressful and damaging for some people.”

She even posted a before and after picture that was taken just three minutes apart to demonstrate the tricks of the trade.

“All I did in the 3 minutes between the two photos was to turn off the overhead light, put on underwear that fit better, twist my body slightly to the side to show off my best angle, flex and, of course, add a filter. So don’t pay much attention to those ‘before and after’ shots!”

This isn’t the first time someone has shown us how these pictures can sometimes be false. Melanie from MelVFitness posted a similar picture last year.

In the image she posed in her bathroom with poor lighting and bad posture. She then changed her bikini bottoms, put on some tan, changed the lighting and put some make up on to show how these after pictures can all be enhanced to look a lot better.



Kaley Cuoco has reminded us once again just why we love her so much! This time, a hilarious before and after photo on Instagram reminded us that celebrities are just like us in the mornings, rejoice!

While Kaley looks stunning fresh-faced or on the red carpet, she took the time to remind her followers that she has a team to help her out, writing: “Thank god for my team” on the photo’s caption. 


Thank god for my team @jamiemakeupgreenberg @clsymonds @taraswennenlifeinstyle @ashlie_johnson

Uma foto publicada por @normancook em

We can't imagine many other celebrities being able to laugh at themselves in this way and pull faces like Kaley, which is why it is so refreshing. 

If you love her make-up look, her make-up artist, Jamie Greenberg records the day Kaley got her star on the walk of fame recently.

Jamie chats about the make-up she likes to use on Kaley as well as her hair before they hit the red carpet to get Kaley her star. 




There's no doubt about it – Mariah Carey looked smokin’ hot in Terry Richardson’s finished photos, but Jezebel have reportedly obtained exclusive un-retouched photos from the shoot, and let’s just say, Photoshop played a big part in the final product.

Mariah’s skin was darkened, her waist pulled in, her hair was given more volume, her boobs made bigger – basically, the Photoshop fairies fixed her up good and proper.

Do you agree with the photos being retouched, or do you think they are selling an unattainable ideal? Should Mariah simply have chosen a more flattering outfit and left the Photoshop behind? Let us know!