How to lose weight in 20 minutes (or how to take a decent photo)

Posted by navyhawkins on April 3, 2019 in Wellness Wednesday |

I don’t know about you but lately my social media feeds have blown up with people selling weight loss solutions. Lose 20 pounds in 2 weeks by drinking x coffee, lose 20 pounds in 2 weeks by wearing x patch, etc. It goes on and on. I am bombarded with amazing before and after photos.

While I am not discrediting the claims, I think they are not the norm and I feel that people are so desperate for a solution to losing weight that they will try anything.  And these before and afters and claims do nothing for people who are struggling. The only thing that works for maintaining weight loss is eating healthy and moving more. That’s it. There is no quick fix and the journey is long.

Here is what I did.


First Picture.

Hair is slicked back, I am slouching, no make up, not smiling and the clothing is wrinkled. In this picture I look huge and it is close up.

Second Picture:


Here, I am in full make up, hair is done. I am standing tall, smiling hand on hip. I have changed bras as well. The picture is farther away as well. I look much thinner in the second picture. It was only 15 minutes between both.

No filters on either picture.

The whole point of me doing this is to show that pictures are not always what they seem. People are trying to sell a product, not necessarily want you to get healthy and they use tricks like above to show you the best results.

Like I said, there is no quick way to lose weight and to get healthy. it is a long, hard road and there are setbacks. I  am on the journey to getting healthy and I know I have a ways to go. But I won’t taken in by quick fixes and jazzy before and after pics, and neither should you.



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