When it comes to weight distribution, mine loves to settle around my mid-section. To top it all off, after eating a particularly rich or filling meal, my stomach can swell up so much that unless I walk around sucking in for dear life, I could look as though I am a few months into a pregnancy. I even have to undo the top button of my jeans on an all-too-regular basis. Does this struggle sound familiar? That’s because this is such a common problem that women have started showing off their ‘food babies’ on Twitter. Solidarity at its finest!
‘Baby’ on Board
The experience of heavy bloating after eating, or developing ‘food babies’, is something that most people don’t talk about, especially not on the over-critical internet – a place where women are still being encouraged to adhere to restrictive diets. One London-based influencer however, started an online conversation about this phenomenon after posting a picture on Twitter of her bloated belly.
i can’t be the only one that gets extremely bloated and starts imagining myself being pregnant?? pic.twitter.com/UzBIdYn8vs
— girl (@itsjustfatimah) January 19, 2019
She then encouraged other people to follow suit, which they did.
nah you ain’t alone sis pic.twitter.com/JvC673uqxC
— M A R Y A M (@maryamaaomar_) January 20, 2019
I’ve been waiting for this moment LOLLLL pic.twitter.com/JwdV9SjYy2
— valerie (@valeriesolorios) January 20, 2019
me and my bestfriend lmfaooooooo pic.twitter.com/jgPJewH9ct
— loveableshorty2.0 (@loveableshorty1) January 20, 2019
Bloated, not pregnant 😂😂😂 pic.twitter.com/YPRPkwo84D
— SisiYėmmié.com 💛 (@Sisi_Yemmie) January 20, 2019
The people following this hilarious – and relatable – thread were glad that others were sharing their food babies on the internet as this should go a long way in normalising this bodily function.
i love the replies!! i’m so glad bloating is normalised, fuck anyone that said my bloating wasn’t normal lmao it very much is
— girl (@itsjustfatimah) January 21, 2019
In light of this social media trend, we’ll just be over here finding the best lighting angle for our bumps. We are not ashamed.
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