When you first wake up, your stomach is empty. Your body just spent the entire night digesting the food you ate the previous day. This is why when you first wake up, you might notice that your stomach looks a lot flatter. This is often the stomach we see floating around on Instagram, as influencers show off their defined abs and flat stomachs.
The reality is, though, that our bodies fluctuate throughout the day. The problem is, when we only see those “perfectly” flat stomachs on social media, we might subconsciously feel insecure when our stomach looks different after eating a nourishing breakfast—even though it’s totally normal!
Thankfully, people are showing off their bellies before AND after eating, to show the world that it’s okay. We love that people are promoting “normal” bodies on social media because it helps spread body positivity. It also shines a light on the fact that most of what we see on social media is carefully curated and not always an accurate view of what people look like throughout the day.
These posts show the side-by-side of their stomach when they first wake up, and then after eating. You can see that there is a difference, often their stomachs are a bit more full or plump-looking, which makes sense because their stomachs are full of yummy food!