Too skinny for my dress! HELP!

posted 3 years ago in Dress
Post # 2
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2014

I’m certainly no dietician, but what about loading up on carbs like pasta and breads? Stay away from candy, chocolate and greasy stuff though for your skin’s sake. 

Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2015 - St Peter's Church, East Maitland, and Bella Vista, Newcastle

My advice would be to sign up for MyFitnessPal, work out how much weight you’d like to put on and eat enough calories to do that.  All you need to do is eat more than you burn – and in terms of doing it healthily, things like good fats will do your skin good too.  Avocados, healthy oils (olive, coconut, rice bran etc) are an easy and great way to add calories – and foods like peanut butter which is very calorie dense.

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2017

Eat some higher energy foods with the healthier fats. Nuts, seeds, avocado, higher fats fish -tuna, salmon. 60g almonds provides about 380 calories.

Even fruit and nut bars could help.

  • This reply was modified 2 years, 8 months ago by  Blueghostgirl.
Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

maybe adding replacement meal in between? 

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

Add a protein bar in addition to meals. Be a couch potato for the next three weeks. Drink beer everyday. Eat second helpings of everything. 

Post # 7
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

Ditto Blueghostgirl and KiwiDerbyBride; I’d say healthy fats/oils is the way to go. Carbs may make you a little more bloated/puffy than you’d want, and you definitely want to stay away from junk food (which it seems you already know).

Also (and someone please correct me if I’m wrong), I’ve heard of people drinking Ensure to gain weight? In addition to regular meals and things.

Post # 9
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

Im with you on this, I am like you, struggle to put weight on and can lose it without realising.

Sometimes its really not as simple as eating more is it? With me I find carbs dont work for putting on weight, but eating meats and oil rich fish, seeds and olivies are great. Dairy is a good one for me too. 

Im lactose intollerant so do not really eat a great deal of dairy and I think thats partly why I am slim. Alcohol like beer or guinness can help too but in moderation of course!!

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