nutrient groups

anonymous asked:

I'm 15 years old and I weigh 100 Lbs. My friends say it's a healthy weight but I find myself extremely thin ( I have a thigh gap and you can clearly see my ribs). Do you have any suggestions for gaining a little bit of weight in a healthy way?

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.