It's well-documented that you're probably at your most fake on Instagram.
It's the playground of the beautiful and the vain, and we're all in its web.
It's easy, on such a hedonistic platform, to become preoccupied with how your body looks and whether you're truly living your most #authentic #fitspo #goals life.
24-year-old Mille Smith is here with a body positive account to tell you to stop worrying about whether you're a Transformation Tuesday or not.
She encourages you to scrutinise angles, and realise that many of the posts on instagram are created just to pique your interest.
They don't care about your mental health, your body or your emotions, these accounts only care about your attention.
We can say that honestly, we're a news website - we're in the same trade.
The student nurse wrote:
I could tell you I’ve been using a cellulite toning detox cream for a week and this is the result, would you believe me?
I could tell you I’ve cut out sugar for 3 weeks and ran 12 miles a day and this is my transformation, would you believe it?
I could tell you that I’ve eaten a certain protein bar for breakfast everyday along side shakes for lunch and this is the result. Would you believe it?
I could tell you that I was depressed on the left and happier now on the right, would you believe it?
I could tell you that I weigh less on the right, would you believe it?
Dont trust everything you see on the internet or in the media.
Don’t compare yourself, don’t strive to be a fake image or anything other than your true authentic self for that matter.
You rule as you are, do you, please you and live for you.
Unfollow negative pages and surround yourself with love.
You’ve got this, I’ve got this, we’ve all got this.
In short - Instagram is not a healthy barometer for anything.
Nor should you feel the need to lose weight to be healthy or to be valued.