How One Personal Trainer Is Proving Photos Can Be Deceiving

Jen Widerstrom, a coach on The Biggest Loser who currently has over 185,000 followers on Instagram, recently shared a set of side-by-side photographs of herself taken two minutes apart. On the right is the kind of impressive mirror selfie oftentimes expected from fitness influencers like Jen. On the left is a radically different selfie taken from below.

In the photo's accompanying caption, Jen said, "We all look like this when we sit. Don't stress about the way your body looks in certain positions." The photo has since amassed about 18,0000 "likes" on Instagram.

Jen's candid post is a much-needed reminder about on how photos from different angles can capture your body in unflattering ways and how these images can affect your self-esteem. In other words, don't sweat the way you think your body looks next time you're hunched over at your desk or on the couch.