Jenna Jameson is enamored with her change.
After giving birth to her almost 2-year-old daughter Batel, Jameson embarked on a keto diet adventure to reduce weight and transform her body. On Monday, the 40-year-old actress shared a before-and-after photo of her toned and taut backside.
“I Hated Seeing These Pictures until I Started Seeing Progress!” In the caption, Jameson wrote. “So, if you’re starting your #keto adventure or even considering it, please follow my advice and snap jumping off photographs!!!!”
After that, Jameson suggested getting rid of “trash packaged foods” and alerting “your family that the household is producing healthy bodies.”
In addition, the former pornographic model has been incorporating intermittent fasting into her keto diet. She’s no longer attempting to reduce weight, therefore she’s in maintenance mode.
Jillian Michaels, a registered dietitian and celebrity trainer, has attacked Jameson’s keto diet, arguing it isn’t sustainable.
“Your cells, your macromolecules,” Michaels stated, “are actually made up of protein, fat, carbs, and nucleic acids.” “You’re starving yourself when you don’t eat one of the three macronutrients – those three things I just stated.”
Page Six was also warned by registered dietitian Brigitte Zeitlin that the keto diet should not be followed since it is “unsustainable for long periods of time.”
Why We Can’t Resist a Transformation
Many people find the visuals motivating. A popular Reddit subreddit called r/progresspics has nearly 650,000 subscribers; it features before-and-after “goal” weight loss shots as well as non-weight-related subjects, as per the subreddit’s rules: “Progress comes in many forms other than weight loss, such as addiction recovery, fitness transformations, gender changes, and so on.”
This subreddit is even set up so you can look for folks that have similar demographics to you.
This idea is appealing for a psychological reason. “People learn from witnessing — not just behaviors in the environment but also consequences,” writes Dr. Pamela Rutledge, a media psychologist, in an email to me.
“If we believe the goal is pleasant and attainable, we are more inclined to internalize or adopt a behavior.” Before-and-after photographs provide so-called “evidence” that specific outcomes are feasible.
Users of r/progresspics agree that inspiration is ultimately what makes these images interesting. “Inherently, a progress image inspires. External motivation can help you reverse the tide when you’re used to telling yourself that something is impossible,” Clayton, a subreddit moderator who has dropped more than 100 pounds, writes me in an email.
According to Rutledge, there are three things that make a before-and-after photo so appealing. First and foremost, it must depict a relatable dilemma, such as someone who wishes to lose 30 pounds or cure a bump on her nose caused by a softball injury.
Then it leaves you with an unanswered question: how did he achieve that six-pack? See Jersey Shore’s Vinny Guadagnino, who now goes by the moniker “Keto Guido” and has a dedicated keto Instagram account with over 700,000 followers. Finally, it offers a satisfactory conclusion or a “psychological benefit in watching how things finish out.”
As a result, the side-by-sides serve as excellent marketing tools. Plastic surgeons and dermatologists are increasingly heavily utilizing them on Instagram to actively recruit new patients.
The Meth Project and news outlets have utilized a reversal of this to try to prevent meth use by demonstrating how damaging it can be to one’s appearance.
However, before-and-after images have a long and sometimes deceptive history in the weight loss market. For a variety of reasons, both WW formerly Weight Watchers, and Facebook have prohibited the use of photographs in their advertisements.
Companies and advertisers are well aware of how persuasive they can be, but the catch is that they may be misleading and/or make individuals feel horrible about themselves.
Before-And-After Photos Are Controversial
The weight loss before-and-after photograph is a time-honored custom that has long been exploited by unscrupulous weight-loss marketers to peddle supplements and diets.
The Federal Trade Commission has tight rules about the language used in these types of advertisements. Diets usually fail, which is why you’ll often see “Results not typical” in the fine print of stunning weight loss photos.
Facebook has also outlawed the use of similar images in advertisements on its site. Its standards provide examples of approved image kinds. You can, for example, show a photograph of someone’s six-pack but not zoomed in. “Ads must not contain ‘before-and-after’ photos or images that contain unexpected or implausible effects,” it says.
In order to market diet, weight loss, or other health-related items, ad content cannot imply or attempt to induce negative self-perception.” It can’t, for example, portray someone saddened by her not-so-flat stomach.
Then there’s WW, which has a history of revealing the weight reduction of various celebrity endorsers in large commercial exposes, such as Jennifer Hudson’s weight loss in 2010.
However, the corporation stopped the use of before-and-after photos in its advertisements in early 2018. “What customers have told us over the last three years is that it really isn’t about a clear beginning and a clear conclusion,” Gary Foster, WW’s chief scientific officer, says of the decision. It everything boils down to progress.”
Despite the fact that many of its customers join to lose weight, it’s consistent with the company’s recent transition to at least officially focus on wellness over weight loss. Indeed, progress photographs and before-and-after shots are among the most popular uploads on the company’s internal Connect social media network.
“While there are a lot of progress photographs, our most popular hashtag is #NSV, which stands for ‘non-scale victory,'” Foster explains. This hashtag denotes accomplishments such as being able to go upstairs without feeling out of breath.
“However, I believe one picture is worth a thousand words, which is why consumers do it.” It’s a pretty concrete method to observe how far things have progressed. However, it’s only a sliver of the picture.”
When it comes to user-generated photographs, there’s no way of knowing if what you’re seeing is indeed the person’s body. There are a plethora of apps, such as Facetune, that you can use to give yourself an immediate makeover without ever stepping on the treadmill.
The Kardashians are frequently accused of photo-shopping. In recent years, a slew of Instagram influencers has used the site to demonstrate how lighting and angles can be tweaked, releasing “30-second transformation” photographs.
All of this hasn’t stopped the photographs from becoming extremely popular among ordinary people, particularly those who are trying to reduce weight.
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