Blogger Posts Side-By-Side Pic To Show How Much Bloating Changes Your Body
We all know the feeling: You wanted to wear that LBD out tonight, but you couldn't resist Pizza Friday at the office, and now, you feel extremely bloated.
Celebrities must be aliens because they never bloat, and they always say they love McDonald's and Chipotle and burgers and pizza, and anything else that should make them look like plump whales but, instead, makes them look like floating, graceful angels.
Well, fitness blogger Tiffany Brien is here to prove you're not alone. Everyone bloats -- even Gigi Hadid -- but people just aren't posting it to social media.
To demonstrate her point, the model posted side-by-side photos to Facebook, one showing what her stomach looks like when she's bloated and one showing what her stomach looks like when she's not.
Along with the photos, she wrote,
These two photos are 12 hours apart, left before bed and right when I woke up.... I know right!!... We are not all what we seem on social media. I thought I would share a bad day with you to show you nobody is 'perfect' and it is ok to have an off day where your body just decides to not play ball. Don't worry girls, it happens to the best of us, all part and parcel of being a female! It is a delightful cocktail of lack of sleep, stress, hormones and food intolerances. A mixture for a whole lotta bloat.
As if she couldn't get any more relatable, Brien also revealed she has no idea what caused the bloating in this particular photo, a predicament I find myself in too often.
This photo is a bad day, a day I cannot tell you exactly what I ate that made me blow up. I have gone over everything I ate and I was relatively clean so it could be something I think is 'healthy' that my body now thinks naaa no likey. Sometimes your body becomes intolerable to something you've always eaten, you just have to work it out. Fun game though? No. Not really.
While Tiffany claims the photo of her bloat was just taken on a "bad day," she does have some tips to try and prevent this normal, common, human problem for anyone who's wondering. Some of these tips include getting enough sleep, keeping a food diary to figure out what food is making you bloat, drinking some peppermint tea and trying to relax since stress can be a major factor.
Brien's words of wisdom have since been shared more than 15,000 times, and I'm really not surprised. We need more women speaking out about these common issues that make us all feel insecure about our bodies sometimes.
Plus, yeah, I totally just wrote all of her tips down.