Most think those those before & after photos in diet commercials are created with photoshop. Well, according to a blogger called Furious Pete, claims that he can give you the same effects of those before & after photos in five hours.
Smartly, he claims in his instructional video (that can be seen below), that he is not claiming this is how the diet industry creates these hard-to-believe shots, but looking at his DaVinci Code way of cracking it, you do have to wonder if he is on to something.
In a nutshell, to have before & after photo success you need to start with your ‘after’ photo. Before taking it, you go to the gym, pump as much iron as possible and get, as he put it, vascular. Next, you go tanning, come home, do one final pump of the dumbbells and, lastly, the secret ingredient, is to spray yourself with Pam (or any other) household cooking spray. You snap your after photo (in a well lit room, mind you) and then the fun begins.
Furious Pete recommends you rest up for a few hours to let the vascular effects fade, eat sodium-rich food, drink some diet soda (for the extra carbonation, not the calorie-sparing) and then drink some milk to achieve the best bloating effect.
Now you’re ready for your before shot. Now that the vascular effects have worn off, let your distended gut hang out, slouch and say “cheese!”
Okay, while this prove that we can’t always believe what we see, what the heck is the point of this? Most people with half a brain know that some doctoring work needs to go on in order for those before-and-after to grab our attention, but would anyone in their right mind try this? Additionally, Furious Pete is missing one key component in this exercise, you need to have a good body to begin with. Regardless of what my after photo would look like, even with all the iron pumping and cooking spray, my after photo probably wouldn’t be nearly as good as his.
However, like I said, interesting stuff, Furious Pete.