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Hi guys, I've never thought I'd be able to hear this in a million years, but my nutritionist wants me to gain a bit of weight by adding 200 more calories a day, I'm not anorexic, but it scares the sh*t out of me to make myself eat more food than I already am. I'm a long-time platelet donor with the Red Cross and if I drop below 110 I can't donate any more, so I have the motivation, but I know from years of dieting that one the weight comes back on it really comes back on.

Have any of y'all had this issue and how did you deal with it emotionally? Thanks, y'all are the BEST!

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I understand your concerns, but you should follow your nutritionist's advice (and possibly also see a therapist). I think you need to focus on fuel and energy, not empty calories. So if you need to add 200 calories to your diet, add some fruit to your Breakfast or add some complex carbs like oatmeal or brown rice to your meals. Don't eat something that you know might trigger you, like Cookies or ice cream.

Take care and good luck!

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Absolutely listen to your team’s advice (they have seen it all) but ultimately the choice is yours. I understand the knee jerk reaction anyone can have from gaining especially after working long and hard to lose. But IMHO the goal is healthy, whatever that looks like for you ❤️

You may naturally gain a little anyway If you are more that 2 yrs from surgery (or when maintenance begins) Weight loss should slow down eventually if you are not actively trying to lose. Congratulations on making it to goal.

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