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This is the trick to taking the perfect selfie

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Australian lifestyle blogger Madalin Giorgetta has revealed the secret to end all of your unflattering selfies.

The answer lies in your hips.

More specifically, how you tilt them.

Giorgetta posted two photos of herself on Instagram that are identical, apart from the way she’s standing. She writes:

The girls you see on Instagram don't walk around with one leg bent and one hip popped and flexed abs the whole time! I don't look like the right version in real life because who the hell stands like that in real life?

And here’ the drastic difference it makes: 

 

Ahh the difference a flattering pose can make 💁🏼 I love seeing these photos on my feed as it reminds me that we allll have our best angles that we choose to share. The girls you see on Instagram don't walk around with one leg bent and one hip popped and flexed abs the whole time! I don't look like the right version in real life because who the hell stands like that in real life? But there's also nothing wrong with posting your most flattering angle, it's only human. After all, who wants to post that pic of your double chin? 🤷🏼‍♀️Constantly seeing the same carefully posed pic on my feed can get tiring, so it's always nice to see a crappy photo and think, "ohh hey, she's a bit like me" 🙂EDIT: kini is tagged folks!

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It's so unbelievable that people... Didn't believe her. 

So Giorgetta posted a video showing how it's done (spoiler alert: no Photoshop required):

 

Giorgetta also recently posted photos showing that we should never get too fixated on numbers on the scale:

 

Because numbers ain't no thing 💁🏼 there are so many other better options to measure progress than simply the numbers on a scale. If you are clearly unfit and fall within the obese BMI category, then yes, a scale will be helpful 👍🏼⚖️ but if you're fit and tracking your progress there are lots of other great ways to track 🙋🏼 1. Take photos! These are my favourite way to track my progress, I can see and appreciate how far I've come 📷 2. Use a measuring tape to measure waist, hips, thighs etc 🎞3. Get a body scan! I've been putting this off because I'm stingy haha but would love to find out my body fat and lean muscle mass 🎛 4. Use a caliper. Best to use these to just measure your skin folds and not your body fat % as you can get an incorrect amount 🔧 (really running out of emojis here 😂). How do you measure your physical progress?

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And that it's important to not eat a restrictive diet:

 


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