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Sunday 18th August 2019

Lucy Mecklenburgh praised for revealing 'embarrassing' bloated stomach

She's blighted by the bloat!

Reality star Lucy Mecklenburgh's figure is the envy of thousands of women, but opening up about its imperfections has impressed them even more.

Ryan Thomas' girlfriend, who runs a fitness business, has revealed on Instagram that she has suffered with tummy bloating for the past decade, sharing images.

Lucy's known for her flawless Insta shots (Credit: Instagram)

"This is a slightly different post to my usual but I’m annoyed it’s taken me so long," she wrote.

"Two days ago I posted a video on my story of my tummy bloated.

"I had 100s of DMs 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!!

Lucy's life is blighted by bloating (Credit: Instagram)

I will be more open and honest and not always show the 'good', 'happy', 'perfect' parts of me & my life.

"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!

"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 a lot of kaftans and floaty dresses 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 of keeping food diaries & logging when I was bloated).

Lucy resorts to wearing Ryan's tracksuit bottoms (Credit: Wenn)

"But honestly sometimes I'M LIKE, WTF, AM I ALLERGIC TO WATER!!!! 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."

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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! 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!!!! 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 ❤️

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Fellow celeb fitness fans shared their understanding.

Former Corrie actress Catherine Tyldesley wrote: I’m the same momma... it’s awful. Well done for sharing."

Ex-Made In Chelsea star Louise posted: "Babe I’m rocking that exact tummy today."

Fans heaped praise, with one writing: "Thank you for posting this 💞 it's nice to see to something so honest and so real."

Another agreed, saring her own experience: "I get bloating all the time too...especially before and on my period and when I'm stressed. Sometimes I can look 7 months preggers because the bloating causes my post natal tummy to poke out!"

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