Want to gain a little weight, but concerned about making dietary changes
May 26, 2014 6:48 PM Subscribe
I'd like to gain ~7-8 pounds to return to a weight that I find more comfortable for me - a weight I haven't been at since I was in college. I'm totally healthy, all blood work is normal, and I eat about average amounts for someone of my overall build and age (I'm a 27-year old female). I definitely still have an appetite and occasionally even eat quite a lot. I have a feeling my current weight is what my body is comfortable with right now, but I feel I don't quite look my best.
The thing is, I know I would need to eat what most people would consider *excessive* amounts of calories to reach my goal. And I'm worried that if I upped my calories too much, I'd get used to overeating and eventually gain too much.
Keeping in mind that I'm a healthy person, what should I do? Should I wait for my metabolism to slow down naturally and not even try gaining weight?
posted by Tess to Health & Fitness (14 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
BTW, my diet is mostly vegetarian, with some fish. I eat a fair amount of vegetables, a reasonable (not large) amount of grains, incorporate dairy, and very occasionally indulge in sweets as a treat. Definitely not a health nut, just a healthier than average diet.