Hi, talking bout’ weight gain tonight. Something that is physically HARD to do.
Here is me 2 years ago on the left, I spent half of that year as a functioning anorexic ie living my life and maintaining my weight, which is sad but after my original weight restoration process I freaked and boom I was back again.. will be relavent later lmao.
Okay, considering I’m only smol (5ft) I may not ever need as much food as a bigger human (therefor making it easier to gain weight) - everybody and every body is different and they all react differently to everything, use energy on different things, there are just so many variables to caloric intake in order to maintain/gain/lose weight. (Not one thing works for everyone)
To gain weight you need to be in a caloric surplus, ie you need to eat more than your body burns.
I spent soOo many months of my life trying to gain weight and it was only then when I realized how bloody difficult it could be, and how intelligent our bodies are!🤪
Ideal foods to get yourself in a caloric surplus are calorie dense ones (low volume high calories) eg. Nuts, dried fruit, bananas,dates, oils and spreads, or just throw everything into a milkshake or smoothie and chug chug chug (lol jk don’t choke). Point of it is to eat enough for you to gain weight. I think the most important part is to be consistent with it all, and if you’re particularly active on a certain day make sure to fuel back up.
If weight gain is something you’re trying to work on pls don’t be disheartened if you can’t get there as quick as you wanna be, things do take time and it’s hard work.
This applies to those beyond the ones that are sick like I was. When you get to the end point and where you want to be, just let it be. Let your body sort itself out. If your belly (or whatever) has grown and your boobs or bum (or whatever) still haven’t, that’s ok. Just breath, and give it time or you’ll end up back at square 1 wondering how to do it all again.
Also, pls seek medical advice if you need it, as much as I wanna help you, I can’t I’m not a doc!!