Why this Sydney woman’s brutally honest Europe holiday Instagram post is being praised.

It’s that time of year again and Instagram is filled to the brim with Aussie’s living their best lives holidaying (or should we say eating and drinking) across Europe.

But between the European summer bikini shots and boomerang videos of Aussie tourists raising Aperol Spritz’s, there’s a big side to Europe we don’t see on Instagram.

Yep, we’re talking about the Europe “food baby”.

21-year-old Sydneysider Lauren Clark shared a photo on Instagram which perfectly encapsulates the honest reality of a European summer.

And although she wasn’t sure whether she should share the honest photo, it’s received an amazing response.

So someone took a really happy pic of me during Sail Week but I didn’t want to post it on insta because I had some stomach rolls in the photo. I’m embarrassed at how RIDICULOUS that is especially because social media is already so terrible for body image (for girls & guys), and I can’t say I hate the unrealistic body pressures if I too only post ‘perfect pictures’. Anyway, today down at the influencer hot spot in Positano I thought I’d show off a very tame Italian food baby and some juicy gnocchi rolls (this is a very small food baby btw it can get a lot better than this) ???????? watch this space for more food porn and belly lovin ❣❣❣ hoping this helps others to try give less love to social media and more love to themselves too ????????

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Instead of posting a typical bikini shot in the popular Positano in Italy, she showed off her Gnocchi and wine-fuelled ‘food baby’ instead.

“So someone took a really happy pic of me during Sail Week but I didn’t want to post it on Insta because I had some stomach rolls in the photo,” Lauren captioned the photo.

“I’m embarrassed at how RIDICULOUS that is especially because social media is already so terrible for body image (for girls and guys), and I can’t say I hate the unrealistic body pressures if I too only post ‘perfect pictures’,” she continued.

“Today down at the influencer hot spot in Positano I thought I’d show off a very tame Italian food baby and some juicy gnocchi rolls.

“Hoping this helps others to try give less love to social media and more love to themselves.”

Haven’t made it to Italy yet but already blessed with handmade pasta ????????

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Since sharing her post, commenters have praised Lauren for sharing such an honest photo.

“Yes! Good on you – you wouldn’t have done Italy right without a food baby!” one commenter wrote.

“Love love love this photo so much! I have IBS and often get a ‘bloat baby’ so thank you for making me feel better about that!” another wrote.

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