Fitness and lifestyle blogger shares pics taken 12 hours apart

Tiffany Brien is a Northern Irish fitness and lifestyle blogger (you can check her out on Insta and Facebook).

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And you may have seen her recent post on Facebook, where she talks about something that we all have had experience with - the bloat.

She titled the pic "Reality check...." and went on to say the following:

"No I'm not 6 months pregnant. It's just my food baby...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.


To make matters worse it seems to happen at incredibly inconvenient times... On an evening out for dinner in a lovely tight dress. I could be half way into my main course and I suddenly feel uncomfortable and now really unattractive with a big bloated belly!

I have learnt a lot over the last few years through my own research into my own problems once I noticed my body playing up when I did certain things and ate certain foods. It was really frustrating because I couldn't work out what was triggering it."

While bloating can be caused by a myriad of different reasons, Tiffany went on to speak about how stress, hormones and lack of sleep can impact upon your body in different ways.

And for those who doubted that the pics were taken just 12 hours apart, she included the timestamps on the screenshots in a later post.

via Facebook


While this is a pretty extreme example and we may different triggers, most of us can empathise with the bloat, the tight feeling and the running through your head trying to figure out what the hell may have caused it.

Can you empathise? What are your triggers and do you have any advice to share?

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