September 09, 2014
How to Fake a Before & After Photo
We get these types of comments from our critics and narcissists all the freaking time on our transformation photos: "Oh, she's just poking her tummy out. Anyone can do that!" "They are sucking in!" "That is not the same person in the before photo!" "This transformation is fake!" "This is photoshopped!" Sound familiar? Not only are these comments uncalled for, but they can be pretty discouraging and might even hurt the feelings of the person who worked so hard to tranform themselves. Sure, this world is filled with optical illusions, smoke, and mirrors-especially, sadly, when it comes to fitness and dieting. I mean, come on, there are a zillion gimmicks out there :"Take this pill, it will make you drop those last 10 pounds", "Drink this shake to tone up," or even "strap this wrap to your tummy and you will lose that cellulite once and for all!" followed by an impressive before and after photo that gets your mind reeling with the possiblities of what could happen. Testimonials sell. A sexy before and after sells. It is all in the world of marketing, people. Don't be fooled. I have had my before and after photo stolen about a million and a half times and it ended up on these stupid websites as a before and after transformation photo for a product that I never even heard of. Boy, was I pissed! I worked my ass off and had lost the weight and toned up without any type of gimmick or product out there and this is what was happening??? Ok, back to faking before & after photos. So, I decided to take it to the test and fake my own before & after photo to see just how easy it was to fool someone since some people tend to believe that BodyRockTv & The Daily Hiit is all about fooling people. I can personally attest that BodyRock does not offer or feature ANY fake transformations. The eating plans, workout plans, and tips truly work & motivate because it is all a little elbow grease and hard work-no pills, shakes, or wraps being sold here, folks! For the before photo:
- I exaggerated my body by poking my stomach out, looking as bloated as I could.
- I also arched my back some to look even more bloated
- I stood in an unflattering pose.
- I looked sad.
- I was bare faced, no makeup.
- I sucked in and tightened my ab muscles as hard as I could
- I also changed my stance to flatter my figure and highlight my best features.
- I changed the lighting of the room.
- I looked happier.
- I even added a little makeup and some self bronzer.