What is the Truth about Before and After Weight Loss Photos

Posted: May 19, 2014 in Health and Fitness
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We live in a world of Fast Foods, Quick Fixes and The Perfect Body What is really behind the weight loss photos we see in Ads and marketing campains. on the billboards, the amazing transformation you see on the cover of People magazine, the “before and after” ad for the new diet pill with an asterisk next to the small print reading: *Results not typical.

I knew it because Courtney Cox went from being a lonely, dateless loser who breaks porch swings and didn’t have a prom date to a svelte and sexy crop top-wearing serial man-eater on Friends., Sarah Rue didn’t get the cover of any magazines until she dropped five dress sizes.  Whether you are seeing it on the silver screen or network cable, on the cover of a magazine or in the pages of a novel, the weight loss Cinderella story you are told is always the same. Lose the fat — and Bibbity Bobbity Boo! — your life instantly becomes a fairy tale

 

 

Life  is not perfect. You won’t suddenly get the guy, the promotion, or the popularity you’ve always wanted just because you are thin. If you are looking for a fairytale ending, you won’t find it no matter how much weight you lose. And if you focus only on the aesthetics, your journey won’t ever really be complete. Why? Because you don’t suddenly develop self-esteem when you drop 10 pants sizes or fit into a small.

 

You are the same person you were, just with slightly different packaging. And unless you learn to love the person that you see in the “before,” nobody will ever accept you as an “after.” Click this link for more informatiom on this…..click here.

 

on the billboards, the amazing transformation you see on the cover of People magazine, the “before and after” ad for the new diet pill with an asterisk next to the small print reading: *Results not typical.

I knew it because Courtney Cox went from being a lonely, dateless loser who breaks porch swings and didn’t have a prom date to a svelte and sexy crop top-wearing serial man-eater on Friends., Sarah Rue didn’t get the cover of any magazines until she dropped five dress sizes.  Whether you are seeing it on the silver screen or network cable, on the cover of a magazine or in the pages of a novel, the weight loss Cinderella story you are told is always the same. Lose the fat — and Bibbity Bobbity Boo! — your life instantly becomes a fairy tale

 

 

Life  is not perfect. You won’t suddenly get the guy, the promotion, or the popularity you’ve always wanted just because you are thin. If you are looking for a fairytale ending, you won’t find it no matter how much weight you lose. And if you focus only on the aesthetics, your journey won’t ever really be complete. Why? Because you don’t suddenly develop self-esteem when you drop 10 pants sizes or fit into a small.

 

You are the same person you were, just with slightly different packaging. And unless you learn to love the person that you see in the “before,” nobody will ever accept you as an “after.” Not even you. Candice Russell is an activist and freelancer living in Dallas by way of Seattle. Read more of her writing on her blog http://www.dear-internet.com

 

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