It's disturbing just how easy it is to paint the perfect picture of your life on social media.
Sure, you upload Instagram pics of you and your buddies tearing up spring break or of pretty views in parks, but most people hide their insecurities and imperfections when it comes to sharing online.
But that isn't the case for some bloggers and fitness gurus, who have made side-by-side pics a popular trend on the 'Gram, using them to show off their body transformations.
Abby Pollock showed us how you don't have to be a Kardashian to get a bubble butt — as she beat her eating disorder and got a perfect booty in just a few years.
Alternatively, you don't need to work hard to get a great butt at all. Just make sure you're standing at the right angle, according to Sara Puhto's side-by-side pics.
And Kelsey Wells let us know weight doesn't matter — showing off how great she looks in a bikini despite weighing 18 lbs more than in her previous photo.
Now, a fitness blogger has decided to embrace something she has tried to hide for so long.
This is Malin Olofsson.
She's a 27-year-old Swedish blogger and anorexia survivor, and let's just get on the same page here — she has a banging body.
She regularly posts gym selfies showing off her guns or toned abs, to the delight of her thousands of followers.
But it's not just flattering images that Malin shows off on her IG.
Because she also posts pictures of her bloated stomach — revealing the painful impact of severe PMS.
Recently, Malin posted two pics, one after the other, showing how PMS changes her body.
And she is refreshingly open and honest about the subject, telling her followers in one post “this is nothing to be ashamed of.”
This is the visual signs of PMS for me and many other women. For some it's less extreme, for some it's more. Water retention is a very normal and common symptom of PMS. Some women will hardly notice it and some go through immense discomfort for a couple of days a month. It can start anytime between ovulation and your period. THIS IS NORMAL.