LUCY Mecklenburgh has shared pictures of her bloated stomach after revealing she has suffered every night for 10 years.
The former Towie star is well known for her love of fitness and healthy eating but in her candid post, she shared a picture of herself in a lilac bikini with her bloated belly on display.
She also shared a video of herself rubbing round her stomach while wearing a black top and green patterned jogging bottoms.
Lucy, who has her own online fitness business Results With Lucy, wrote alongside them: “This is a slightly different post to my usual but I’m annoyed it’s taken me so long!
“2 days ago I posted a video on my story of my tummy bloated. I had 100’s of DM’s in minutes which really shocked me! This is something many of us clearly have to deal with!!
“And I’m frustrated with myself I haven’t been more open & honest about it in the past but the main reason maybe is that it felt embarrassing!!
“I train 3-4 times a week I eat a healthy balanced diet & I get this most nights for probably 10 years!!
“But I’ve never shared it with anyone maybe because i thought it looks bad as I have a health and fitness business and it didn’t make me a good advert for my business but actually I really wish I had as it doesn’t make me unfit or unhealthy it MAKES ME HUMAN!”
The 27-year-old added how she has figured out a number of foods which trigger the bloating, and takes looser fitting clothes on holiday when she knows she might be indulging a bit more than normal.
She continued: “I know certain foods that trigger it and I’m more prone to it on holiday as I’m more relaxed with what I’m eating but this means I pack alot of kaftans and floaty dresses on in my suitcase!!
“I know pasta, bread, dairy products, greasy fast food, alcohol, onions and raw veg causes me to become bloated (I worked this out myself through years or keeping food diaries & logging when I was bloated)
“but honestly somethings IM LIKE WTF AM I ALLERGIC TO F****** WATER!!!!”
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Lucy told fans she’s sometimes left desperate to climb into boyfriend Ryan Thomas‘ sportswear just to feel more comfortable.
She said: “It happens randomly and I’m sooooo uncomfortable and makes me want to veg out on the sofa in One of Ryan’s trackies and do nothing.
“So I’m making a promise now to all of my followers that I will be more open and honest and not always show the ‘good’ ‘happy’ ‘perfect’ parts of me & my life.”
Lucy received plenty of support from fans, as well as fellow celebrities including former Coronation Street Catherine Tyldesley, who commented: “I’m the same momma…it’s awful. Well done for sharing xxxxx.”
Ashley James added: “So normal” while Corrie’s Samia Longchambon added: “Love this Lucy.”
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