As many of my followers know. I face the challenge of being naturally skinny(wonderful…right????) Well for me, it has been a life long challenge. When I am stressed I lose weight, and when I lose weight, putting it back on is near impossible.
I have made the decision, that TODAY is my Day.1 of The weight gain challenge. For many of you, I know this seems ridiculous, and unheard of, but for the small percentage of us who struggle with gaining weight. This blog is for you!
Since I find it extremely rare to find a “really good” weight gaining diet plan, I have created my own (with lots of research of course). My challenge will be a 30 day challenge, which “fingers crossed” will transform into my lifestyle.
END GOAL is to gain 8-10lbs within the 30 day challenge. I will post updates daily on My food plan, exercises, lifestyle change, and pictures of progress. For all of you out there in the same circle as me, I hope you enjoy, and can transform your lifestyle and body with me. If you know someone who can benefit from my 30 Day challenge, please forward the blog. Let’s Help EACHOTHER.
Starting Weight: 90lbs
Height: 5ft 1
For my weight and height I need about 1800 calories a day to maintain my weight (use a calorie calculator to find your results.)
For weight Gain: I need to increase my calories to 2,400 a day (but lets not just calorie count, we want this to be healthy with protein and proper food too)
Breakfast: yogurt with granola. homemade carrot, pumpkin and chocolate chip muffin, homemade protein bars (780 calories without the muffin)
( homemade protein bars contain 600calories for 2×2 square. I made them to increase my calorie intake by 1200 a day with 2 bars Easy-Peezy High Calorie Survival Bars – 3 ) I changed the recipe slightly by adding vegan -pea protein, hemp hearts, and white chocolate chunks)
Snack: almonds, bannana
Lunch: Greek Pasta with chick peas
Snack: Homemade protein bar (600 calories)
Supper: Chicken, and sweet potato fries.
Snack: creamy havarti cheese with wheat thin crackers
we are going to start TODAY off easy just 2 sets of squats and lunges ( 10 in a set) just to get our muscles motivated, and get the muscle memory there for tomorrow.
We don’t want to shock our bodies to much today with all the changes. Let that food feed and nourish our bodies today!
My DAY 1 Body Picture
As Day ONE winds to an end. BE PROUD of yourself, feel confident. You will not see results today. but you will feel GREAT from the increased calorie and protein intake (and think of all those added vitamins), also that little bit of squats and lunges should give your body a little boost.
Now’s a great time to start thinking of tomorrow. Why not pack your lunch and snack for work tomorrow.
A nice turkey sandwich, with creamy havarti cheese, almonds, a yogurt and a banana, and don’t forget your survival PROTEIN BARS
Hope you all enjoyed, and see you TOMORROW