Model shows how different tummy looks ‘before and after eating’ in candid snaps

An Instagram model has gone viral after sharing what her body looks like before and after eating as a way to encourage women to embrace their bodies.

Clara Guillem, 24, posts video clips on her TikTok account, @claraandherself, in a series of “outfits before and after eating”.

The body confidence promoting content creator also shares snaps on Instagram which bust “beauty standards” by showing herself looking different just seconds apart due to posing.

In her video series, Clara models stylish outfits for her followers showing how her toned bod looks in the morning versus after lunch or dinner.

She explains that bloating is “normal and should be celebrated”.

And, she’s totally right, in fact, Kimberley Wilson, who writes about Nutritional Psychiatry, noted that women often believe that bloating means there’s something wrong with their digestion in an article for Self.

But, she added: “For most people who feel bloated and show no other signs of gastrointestinal distress, the distention they experience after eating is simply the gut’s response to food, which we have been encouraged to view as unattractive and undesirable.

“We should stop perpetuating the myth that not having a flat stomach—whether from bloating, body composition, or anything else—is something that needs to be fixed."

Clara’s videos have helped thousands to realise that their post-eating food baby is something lots of people experience.

Even very slim women get a bloated tum after dinner!

The Instagram model also encourages her followers to think positively in her videos.

In one, she said: "My appearance is the least interesting thing about me.

“I have so many other amazing qualities, but those are suppressed when I'm hangry!"

Every video posted by Clara ha gone viral with some attracting more than 5million views.

And, the comments are filled with people, mostly women and girls, thanking the stunning model for normalising their insecurity.

One person said: “I’m kinda crying because this makes me feel so insecure and someone telling me that it’s totally fine makes me feel so good about myself.”

“I’m so glad you do the because I’ve honestly never seen someone bring attention to this before,” added another.

While a third noted: “Dude, I’m not saying you just fully changed my life, but, damn, my mindset is forever altered.”

Speaking to Buzzfeed, Clara said she created the series to start a "positive conversation around the changes our bodies go through when we eat."

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She said: "So often in the media, you see bloating as a negative thing, as our society has such deeply engrained fatphobia.

“In reality, no matter what size you are, your body becoming bigger shouldn’t have such a negative connotation."

The TikToker also revealed that she had suffered with anorexia in the past which was exacerbated by her fear of looking bloated.

She added: “It took a really long time for me to start respecting my body, and the respect came before the confidence.

“At first I was like, 'Alright, my body deserves to be nourished and taken care of,' but it wasn't until a while later that the dialogue turned to, 'Wow, my body looks and feels amazing!'"

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