What would you say if we told you the 'before and after' photos that regularly grace the pages of your favourite magazines could easily be faked?
Yep, according to BuzzFeed's latest video, showing off your 'weight loss' in a photograph is as easy as adding a few shadows and changing your posture.
The result: a totally different body. Or so it would seem...
Four people were asked to take part in faking a 'before and after' shot.
The participants were photographed standing with their arms down by their sides, with their muscles relaxed. Flat lighting was used resulting in a lack of shadow and, as a result, an unflattering shot.
The foursome were then asked to adopt a 'power pose'. Photographers also changed the lighting to add shadows which defined the subjects' muscle tone.
After seeing the before and after shots, one participant said: "It kind of makes me want to do the power pose everywhere I go."
She added: "It makes me question all of the before and after weight loss pictures I've seen out there."
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