This girl’s body image “reality check” has gone viral

We all have our own body hang-ups, be it our small boobs, our big boobs, our Beyoncé booty or our flat bum. No matter how body confident you are, every girl on the planet has those "ugh I'm a MESS" moments from time to time.

Imgur user SomewhereUnderWater wanted to show followers a real, no-filter look at her body, and so posted a brilliant collage of four images showing how her stomach appears in different positions:

"We aren't barbies. We are made of flesh and blood. These are all the same body — my body. I have worked hard for this body and I am proud of this body," she wrote on the image-sharing site.

"In a world were [sic] we are surrounded by the images of our friends highlight reel sometimes it's good to see a little reality so we can keep our expectations real. No matter where you are on your body's journey, be proud and love yourself. Make goals because you love your body not because you hate it."

The response to the images have been phenomenal – they have been viewed over a million times and have been praised by users all over the world.

"Thank you! As someone who has lost a ton of weight, it's hard to be happy with the new me when I see my belly not super flat all the time," commented one Imgur user. "I'm slim and my belly's flat, but not while sitting. And sometimes it looks bloated. It's perfectly natural. We have digestive systems," wrote another.

Speaking about the overwhelming reception to the images, SomewhereUnderWater says she was "so very grateful," and added: "The important thing is that we love our bodies — and when I say that I mean that we care for our bodies. We won't always like everything that they do, or the path they have gone down or everything that happens to them but we do have to love them."

Words to live by.