If you've ever had a huge meal and ended up with a ginormous food baby belly? As this viral Twitter thread shows, you're so not alone.
It all started when young London-based influencer Fatimah shared a photo of herself with her bloated belly aka her food baby belly.
"I can't be the only one that gets extremely bloated and starts imagining myself pregnant?" she asked on Twitter.
i can’t be the only one that gets extremely bloated and starts imagining myself being pregnant?? pic.twitter.com/UzBIdYn8vs— girl (@itsjustfatimah) January 19, 2019
The replies, to say the least, were hilarious.
me and my bestfriend lmfaooooooo pic.twitter.com/jgPJewH9ct— loveableshorty2.0 (@loveableshorty1) January 20, 2019
Hundreds of people shared their food baby belly photos in the comments.
lmaooo i b eating good pic.twitter.com/uIzZ7ZbfvX— adrienne ? (@anicoleneri) January 20, 2019
you’re not alone pic.twitter.com/C8OW1IhjlZ— シ cyd (@unclecyd) January 20, 2019
Doc said I got twins otw!! ? pic.twitter.com/ZaU2XN1B9N— JMelly (@JermelLewis) January 21, 2019
What sorcery is this??
Omg girl same ? pic.twitter.com/rCujcQIvKN— Blasianjada ? (@Jada_Premere) January 20, 2019
What to do when you've got a food baby belly
Having a food baby belly can be inconvenient, especially if you don't want to be mistaken for actually being pregnant. Here's what you can do when you find yourself with a big, bloated post-feast stomach.
1. Drink a cup of herbal tea.
There's a reason why so many Asian restaurants serve warm tea with your meal. A warm cup of tea can do wonders for your digestion. Try ginger, peppermint, and chamomile tea, which are said to be great for your tummy.
2. Get moving.
We know that there are few things more satisfying to do after a big meal than to lie down and maybe have a nap. But just walking around is better for your digestion, as it helps move food through your body.
3. Go liquid.
If you've got a long-staying food baby, veer away from heavy, hard-to-digest foods and opt for soups and fibre-rich smoothies instead.
And if all else fails, just embrace it! Food babies are just a fact of life — take a photo, laugh about it, and like Fatimah, send a selfie to your boyfriend for some extra lols.
my man’s reaction to me carrying his child. he’s a deadbeat already :( pic.twitter.com/u4f3tdzaqI— girl (@itsjustfatimah) January 20, 2019