Oh my god I don’t even know how to respond to this. That is amazing, I am so proud of you! I am honoured that you’re sharing credit, but really you did all by yourself. Congratulations! ❤❤❤
Hello! It’s your body and you are the one who dictates when it feels right, so if you think you should gain weight is 110% up to you, not your friends. Approaching weight gain with healthy foods is a great way to go, and your body will thank you for feeding it things it finds easy to process. Try and include more healthy fats (e.g. nuts, salmon, seeds, coconut, avocado) in your diet and add in a bit more carbs as well (e.g. oatmeal, chickpeas, beans, whole grains, rice). For example, dinner could be whole grain pasta with veggies, chicken, and pine nuts. If you get full easily, you could try eating foods with a high nutrition density for their small serving sizes. Nuts, especially nut butters are excellent picks. Almond butter is my personal favourite (I had some for breakfast today!) and it is packed with healthy monounsaturated fats, protein and fibre. Another great option that is very condensed is a smoothie. There are so many ingredients you can try and it all fits in one glass (sometimes). Keep in mind that just because you are gaining weight it does not mean you should stop eating a balanced diet or steer clear exercise, so remember to get in all of you food groups and nutrients. Good luck!
132463: Love your body and embrace your natural size
fuqbitchesgetmonet: eat cake! But really, I was a freakishly skinny 15 year old now. I’m still slim but I grew into my body when I was like 19/20. Just eat what you want and give it time :)
Never, ever forget the cake.
Hi! Don’t get so frustrated with yourself, it’s okay, you will get there and wanting to lose weight is only the beginning. It’s a journey, and a long one with many ups and downs, but being healthy is worth the struggle. Don’t punish yourself for past mistakes because you can always start anew. ALWAYS. And don’t feel ashamed of your weight. It’s a health issue, not one of your personal flaws.
The first thing you should do, I think, is look for help. Dietician, friend, parent, sibling, cousin, someone who will keep you going, who will advise you and help you recognize all of the efforts you are making. Create menus for your week and try to stay on track and have a treat every once in a while. Plan it before hand to make sure it fits into your new diet and that don’t go overboard. But if you find yourself munching on chocolate chip cookies by accident one day, it’s also completely okay. Tomorrow it all begins again. You deserved them anyway. It’s easy to substitute things rather than restrict your intake, which should only be done by a dietician (which I’m obviously not). Whole wheat instead of white, veggies instead of fries, etc, etc. Eating healthy isn’t boring at all, the key is finding the right recipes for them. Try including exercise in your weekly routine. Walks around the neighborhood, yoga, dance, running, weights, tennis, golf, whatever moves you. Finding a sport you enjoy is vital because exercising shouldn’t feel like a chore. If it does than you won’t ever feel motivated.
It’s going to be a bumpy road and sometimes it will go downhill, sometimes uphill, sometimes it will be flat, and other times it will be paved like a roller coaster, but you will get there in the end because it is not a road without destination. However, I do want you to promise me that you will never, ever hate your body (if you do I will hunt you down and haunt your dreams, so don’t you dare). Wake up every day and appreciate it for what it is, admire it, cherish it, take care of it. It is the only body you will have. Your body takes you places, it helps you connect with others, it lets you sense things, it is what all man-made machines aspire to be. Don’t forget that. I also want you to remember that losing weight is not about looking better or being thin, but about feeling better. Having a proper healthy diet fills you with energy, it makes you feel good literally. So take it one day at a time, set small goals for every week (achievable short-term goals are key) and reach out for help. Every night before going to bed, thank your body for all the amazing things it can do already and look forward to all the new amazing things you will do when you feel stronger. Good luck, and please don’t give up. You can do this.
Don’t know how relevant this is but… my name is Maria and I’m 20. Hi.