I remember my grandmother told me once that when she was a child gaining weight was a sign of good living and status. Now, becoming thin is good health not good status and wealth. We want everything quick and easy without realizing we have paid a price in doing so.
We are living in the world, where no one wants to hear: be patient, eat healthy, exercise and just give it time and discipline. It is difficult to get people realize that before-and-after photos they see in magazines or on TV probably are not the actual results in most cases. There are a lot of people looking at themselves in the mirror and beating themselves up because they don't see something that's perfect. Things like that just make people feel like crap about themselves.
Furthermore, these well marketed before-and-after photos are ironically doing a great job- "well, this guy did it in four weeks, that means I can too." What happens after four weeks, when they don't look that way? They stop completely. …and are suffering from a lack of self-esteem because they can't get themselves to look like a magazine picture.
In order to disclosure the truth behind the before-and-after scenes, I made ‘’my body before and after’’ experiment. Here are the results (before and after):
Because I want to be transparent about my experiment, here is the before-after photo without photoshop tuning: