LOVE Island’s Zara McDermott showed fans her battle with bloating in a series of super-honest pictures taken just 30 minutes apart.
The 23-year-old star, who is dating Made In Chelsea’s Sam Thompson, revealed a picture of her at 8am with a totally flat stomach, posing in her bathroom.
She then shared a shot of her tummy looking swollen just half an hour later.
Zara wrote on Instagram: “I am so aware that most of the time we tend to put out the best versions of ourselves on social media. And I am usually guilty of this!
“But let me show you this. The first pic I took THIS MORNING at 8am when I’d just woke up!
“The second pic was at 8:30pm. How much a body can change in the space of a few hours is WILD!
“This pic doesn’t do it justice of how bad my bloating can get! I suffer badly with bloating, as I am quite intolerant to meat and eggs.
“I also find that fruit bloats me a lot too. I don’t get any other symptoms, however, other than just the bloating.
“I just wanted to show you guys that my body isn’t always as sculpted and hourglass as it looks online, especially after I’ve just stuffed my face with spag bol .
“Anyway, I just wanted to keep it realllllll on this page!!!! .”
She signed off: “I also wasn’t gonna post this… I probably would have changed out of my granny pants and brushed my hair if I knew .”
Boyfriend Sam, 26, was among the first to applaud her honesty, writing: “” in the comments section.
A fan added: “Love how real you are! Thank you for posting! You still look amazing! I’m exactly the same due to my pesky IBS. We should all love ourselves no matter what we look like .”
Zara’s remarks were posted on her new Instagram account ‘A day with Zara‘ which gives fans an honest look at what she eats and how she trains.