Woman goes viral after sharing 'pregnant' food baby picture

Francesca Specter
Yahoo Style UK deputy editor
Fatimah Waheeb shared a photo of her ‘food baby’. [Photo: Getty]

A woman has gone viral after sharing an ‘extremely bloated’ picture of herself which she claimed made her look ‘pregnant‘.

Fatimah Waheeb, a student from London, shared a mirror selfie of herself in underwear and a T-shirt clutching her ‘bloated’ stomach.

She dubbed her bloated stomach a ‘food baby’ in a Whatsapp message to her boyfriend which she also shared on the social media platform.

For comparison, the next day she posted a photo of herself where her stomach looked drastically flatter.

Fatimah’s ‘food baby’ tweet has since gone viral, receiving tens of thousands of likes and retweets.

A woman has gone viral after sharing her ‘pregnant’ stomach which is really just bloating. [Photo: Getty]

Many have responded by sharing their own examples of food babies.

She told Yahoo Style UK that the responses have been “amazing”.

She said: “I had just eaten chicken katsu curry from Wasabi and I got super bloated which normally happens to me so it didn’t freak me out.

“I thought it would be funny to see if any other women bloat the way I do because i hadn’t really seen anyone talk about it.

“At first I wasn’t surprised because I know it’s normal to bloat the responses have been amazing!!”

If you regularly feel uncomfortably full after a big meal, there are a number of things you can do to prevent that bloated feeling.

Firstly, upping your water intake will help to counteract fluid retention. Drinking peppermint tea after meals, reducing your portion sizes and chewing properly (until your mouthful of food is liquid) will also help.

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