Sunday 20 August 2017

Irish model Maeve Madden shares honest post showing the effect of bloating: 'It's the bane of my life'

Image: Maeve Madden/Instagram
Image: Maeve Madden/Instagram
Maeve Madden/Instagram
Model and fitness guru Maeve Madden. Picture: Instagram
Maeve Madden shared her struggles with bloating. Image: Instagram
Maeve Madden. Picture: Instagram
Amy Mulvaney

Amy Mulvaney

Irish model Maeve Madden has shared a refreshingly honest post showing the effect of bloating.

The social media star shared a photo with her 123,000 followers showing how her stomach became bloated after five days of stepping away from her usual routine.

In the left of the picture, Maeve poses in a bikini on the beach in Los Angeles, while the image on the right shows her swollen stomach five days later.

The fitness guru, who previously shared her struggles with Irritable Bowel Syndrome, coeliac disease and food intolerances, opened up in the post about her experience with bloating.

Maeve Madden shared her struggles with bloating. Image: Instagram
Maeve Madden shared her struggles with bloating. Image: Instagram

"For the sake of keeping it real, here is the reality of me on a photo shoot my first week in LA and then the unflattering reality after when I took a few days off my usual routine, indulged in all the American yummyness, had sleepless nights,  and enjoyed a few delicious beverages.

"I'm not gonna lie, I have no regrets we had the best time, even if my face says otherwise. There is nothing worse than getting bloated when on holiday, it's literally the bane of my life!"

Maeve, who is based in London, said that she ran out of a supplement that she usually takes to control the bloating, although she tried using home remedies and workouts to help calm it.

"Having a healthy gut is so important. If you're experiencing gut issues frequently it is a sign that something is wrong! Your body is trying to tell you something and it's important to always listen to what your body needs . Please don't ignore the signs and think it is normal to feel this way! It's really not."

Model and fitness guru Maeve Madden. Picture: Instagram
Model and fitness guru Maeve Madden. Picture: Instagram

The personal trainer also spoke about the importance of sharing the "reality" of bloating, and how life isn't always "perfect."

"I know this isn't the most flattering of pictures but I believe it is important to share this reality. Sometimes I look like the pic on the left, sometimes I look like the pic on the right. ️I don't always have abs or look lean and I am never 'perfect.'"

"I enjoyed every minute of my holiday, yes I got bloated, gained a little weight but it's no big deal because our lifestyles shouldn't be about restrictions, life isn't perfect and neither are we.

"Focus on your health both physically and mentally and remember it's just about being the best version of yourself."

Maeve Madden/Instagram
Maeve Madden/Instagram

Beach body to Bloated in a matter of days 😩 For the sake of keeping it real, here is the reality of me on a photo shoot my first week in LA and then the unflattering reality after when I took a few days off my usual routine, indulged in all the American yummyness 🇺🇸had sleepless nights,💃and enjoyed a few delicious beverages 🍾🥂.. I'm not gonna lie, I have #noregrets we had the best time, even if my face says otherwise 😳. There is nothing worse than getting bloated when on Holiday, it's literally the Bain of my life!! I ran out of my supplement @cellnutrition_uk hypertonic fluid which I take daily to control my bloating.. But the bloat got the better of me #fml 🤦🏼‍♀️ I did try using my home remedies & workout which helped calm it a lot.I will post it later 👱🏻‍♀️💋. Having a healthy gut is so important.. If your experiencing gut issues frequently it is a sign that something is wrong!! Your body is trying to tell you something and it's important to always listen to what your body needs . PLEASE Don't ignore the signs and think it is normal to feel this way!! It's really not. 😣 I know this isn't the most flattering of pictures but I believe it is important to share this reality. Sometimes I look like the pic on the left 💃, sometimes I look like the pic on the right 🤦🏼‍♀️I don't always have abs or look lean and I am never "perfect" . I enjoyed every minute of my holiday, yes I got bloated, gained a little weight but it's no big deal because our lifestyles shouldn't be about restrictions, life isn't perfect and neither are we.. ☀️💕 I am happy to be back taking my hypertonic fluid every day and my body is slowly returning to normal.. 🏆💃 lets just say I'll be doubling up for my next vacation in 2 weeks time woop .. Focus on your health both physically and mentally and remember it's just about being the best version of yourself 💕 @cellnutrition_ireland @cellnutrition_uk CODE: MAEVE10 #maevemadden #beatthebloat #lifestyleblogger #summerbody #ibs #bebrave #fitspo #fitgirlsguide #irishblogger #fitnessmodel #abstodaygonetomorrow #bloatsabitch #realitycheck #fitgirl #beyourself ☘💚💖

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