I was at dinner the other night with some fellow nutritionist friends. After we had gleefully stuffed our faces and our bellies, we discussed whether or not it was appropriate for non-pregnant women to wear maternity clothes, since they are so flowy, and feminine, and tend to have extra fabric in places that may also expand on non-pregnant women. We all agreed YES!, and that you should wear whatever your heart desires and makes you feel amazing. And as my own belly started to bloat at the dinner table, I began dreaming of my own pair of skinny jeans with an elastic gusset on the tummy. If you’ve ever stood in front of the mirror after dinner, feeling very full and uncomfortable, and admired your “Buddha-belly”, you might be wondering why do you bloat?