2014 ➡️ 2017 (and like 30lbs up I'd guess) Tag someone who needs to read this
Having abs or being lean doesn't always mean being healthy. Gaining weight isn't always a bad thing. I needed to gain weight to help re regulate my hormones and mental health. My body was more unhealthy on the left despite that I may have looked more "fit."
One thing I wanted to talk about is BMI. Your BMI isn't an accurate way of deciding whether you're overweight or not. According to my BMI, at my height (5'3") in BOTH photos I was considered overweight for my height. Clearly that isn't true. Even at my lowest weight and at 7-8% body fat for my show, where I lost my period and was at the peak of my ed behaviors, according to BMI I was STILL overweight even then. BMI only takes into account your height and weight - not body type or lean mass. So remember not to pay attention to that if BMI comes up.
Things to pay attention to whether you want to gain or lose weight: your sleeping patterns, your energy levels, how clothes fit, your mood, and basically everything else besides how much you weigh. #transformationtuesday