Fitness Expert's Side-By-Side Photo Shows The Truth Behind 'Perfect' Posts

We've all seen our fair share of "fitspo" mirror selfies on Instagram.

You know, those photos that show off major thigh gaps and ab muscles that make you feel pretty bad about your own lack of abdominal definition?

Well, before you beat yourself up about not looking like these fit babes, there's something you should probably know.

It turns out these drastic body transformation photos are always as real as they appear.

That's right. A lot of body-positivite fitness experts like Emily Skye have been taking a stand against BS body transformation photos by posting side-by-side selfies taken seconds apart to expose the sneaky tricks people use to give themselves a super-fit appearance in the blink of an eye.

Now you're probably wondering: How the hell does Skye manages to score a flawless figure in a matter of seconds? Well, it's actually quite simple.

Apparently, it all boils down to using good posture, proper lighting and flattering camera angles, of course!

Seriously, Skye proves that standing up straight can make your abs appear right out of thin air.

In fact, Skye even preaches the power of posture on her Instagram account, writing,

Good posture makes all the difference! Not only do you feel better & have less aches and pains but you look better and more confident too!

You'll be glad to know that Skye isn't the only blogger on a mission to prove that diet and exercise aren't the only things that come into play when capturing the perfect six-pack selfie, either.

We've seen all sorts of fearless women come forward and show the world that sucking in your stomach and finding the perfect angle can really do wonders for your appearance.

If you ask me, Skye and her fellow fitness bloggers all serve as living proof that it's time to ditch the deceiving selfies and start embracing who we truly are, "imperfections" and all.

Citations: Before-And-After Fitspo Photos Prove What You See Is Not What You Get (Design Taxi)