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desire to gain 150 pounds but worried about diabetes8 months

Hi All!!

I'm currently trying to gain 150 pounds but have recently become scared bc of some advice given to me by friends and family.

Does anyone on here have heart disease, diabetes, or cancer? Can I safely gain 150 pounds without worrying about adverse problems?

My bf and I plan to gain the weight together. He says that we will still pretty much have the same life at 300 pounds. Currently I do most of the housework and I love working out at the gym and running. Will my life change at all?

I'm super excited to become obese bc my bf says we will have great sex afterwards.

desire to gain 150 pounds but worried about diabetes8 months

Theres no way of knowing for sure, but your chances of developing health problems are very likely to increase. Some people are healthy at any weight, others can develop concerns for being slightly overweight. You can reduce your potential heath problems by HOW you gain the weight. Eating McDonalds three times a day will pack on the fat, but also the cholesterol.

I'd say your best bet is to look at the health problems of older family members, especially overweight ones. That'll probably give you an idea of what to watch out for.

Also, note that a dramatic weight gain like that will likely be permanent, so make sure you aren't doing it JUST for your boyfriend.

desire to gain 150 pounds but worried about diabetes8 months

embsmu:
Theres no way of knowing for sure, but your chances of developing health problems are very likely to increase. Some people are healthy at any weight, others can develop concerns for being slightly overweight. You can reduce your potential heath problems by HOW you gain the weight. Eating McDonalds three times a day will pack on the fat, but also the cholesterol.

I'd say your best bet is to look at the health problems of older family members, especially overweight ones. That'll probably give you an idea of what to watch out for.

Also, note that a dramatic weight gain like that will likely be permanent, so make sure you aren't doing it JUST for your boyfriend.

Rayne:
I have to disagree on one thing you said. Mc donalds won't necessarily pack on the weight. The food doesn't contain that many calories. A full roast dinner or a pizza most likely contain twice as many calories.
The problem with fast food is that they're packed with msg and sugar. Addictive stuff that is literal poison. They WILL give you health problems.
Cholesterol is actually very good for your body. It transports many important things through your blood and protects your blood vessels. Carbs however damage your arteries. And when arteries get damages, cholesterol needs to come in to repair the damage like a bandaid, That's how you get blood cloths and heart problems.

Just minimize the carbs and up the fat, protein and veggies/fruit.
Trust me, I don't speak unless I know what I'm talking about. I want happy and healthy piggies, mkay smiley

Thanks Farmer Rayne. smiley You helped OP and also me; I'll definitely be taking your advice!

desire to gain 150 pounds but worried about diabetes8 months

embsmu:
Theres no way of knowing for sure, but your chances of developing health problems are very likely to increase. Some people are healthy at any weight, others can develop concerns for being slightly overweight. You can reduce your potential heath problems by HOW you gain the weight. Eating McDonalds three times a day will pack on the fat, but also the cholesterol.

I'd say your best bet is to look at the health problems of older family members, especially overweight ones. That'll probably give you an idea of what to watch out for.

Also, note that a dramatic weight gain like that will likely be permanent, so make sure you aren't doing it JUST for your boyfriend.

Rayne:
I have to disagree on one thing you said. Mc donalds won't necessarily pack on the weight. The food doesn't contain that many calories. A full roast dinner or a pizza most likely contain twice as many calories.
The problem with fast food is that they're packed with msg and sugar. Addictive stuff that is literal poison. They WILL give you health problems.
Cholesterol is actually very good for your body. It transports many important things through your blood and protects your blood vessels. Carbs however damage your arteries. And when arteries get damages, cholesterol needs to come in to repair the damage like a bandaid, That's how you get blood cloths and heart problems.

Just minimize the carbs and up the fat, protein and veggies/fruit.
Trust me, I don't speak unless I know what I'm talking about. I want happy and healthy piggies, mkay smiley


On this note a good way I've found to add poundage is to just eat peanut butter, and higher portions. Peanut butter is low in sugar, cholesterol and carbs. And you should be able to also get away with having that extra slice of pizza too.

desire to gain 150 pounds but worried about diabetes8 months

embsmu:
Theres no way of knowing for sure, but your chances of developing health problems are very likely to increase. Some people are healthy at any weight, others can develop concerns for being slightly overweight. You can reduce your potential heath problems by HOW you gain the weight. Eating McDonalds three times a day will pack on the fat, but also the cholesterol.

I'd say your best bet is to look at the health problems of older family members, especially overweight ones. That'll probably give you an idea of what to watch out for.

Also, note that a dramatic weight gain like that will likely be permanent, so make sure you aren't doing it JUST for your boyfriend.

Rayne:
I have to disagree on one thing you said. Mc donalds won't necessarily pack on the weight. The food doesn't contain that many calories. A full roast dinner or a pizza most likely contain twice as many calories.
The problem with fast food is that they're packed with msg and sugar. Addictive stuff that is literal poison. They WILL give you health problems.
Cholesterol is actually very good for your body. It transports many important things through your blood and protects your blood vessels. Carbs however damage your arteries. And when arteries get damages, cholesterol needs to come in to repair the damage like a bandaid, That's how you get blood cloths and heart problems.

Just minimize the carbs and up the fat, protein and veggies/fruit.
Trust me, I don't speak unless I know what I'm talking about. I want happy and healthy piggies, mkay smiley


On this note a good way I've found to add poundage is to just eat peanut butter, and higher portions. Peanut butter is low in sugar, cholesterol and carbs. And you should be able to also get away with having that extra slice of pizza too.

desire to gain 150 pounds but worried about diabetes8 months

embsmu:
Theres no way of knowing for sure, but your chances of developing health problems are very likely to increase. Some people are healthy at any weight, others can develop concerns for being slightly overweight. You can reduce your potential heath problems by HOW you gain the weight. Eating McDonalds three times a day will pack on the fat, but also the cholesterol.

I'd say your best bet is to look at the health problems of older family members, especially overweight ones. That'll probably give you an idea of what to watch out for.

Also, note that a dramatic weight gain like that will likely be permanent, so make sure you aren't doing it JUST for your boyfriend.

Rayne:
I have to disagree on one thing you said. Mc donalds won't necessarily pack on the weight. The food doesn't contain that many calories. A full roast dinner or a pizza most likely contain twice as many calories.
The problem with fast food is that they're packed with msg and sugar. Addictive stuff that is literal poison. They WILL give you health problems.
Cholesterol is actually very good for your body. It transports many important things through your blood and protects your blood vessels. Carbs however damage your arteries. And when arteries get damages, cholesterol needs to come in to repair the damage like a bandaid, That's how you get blood cloths and heart problems.

Just minimize the carbs and up the fat, protein and veggies/fruit.
Trust me, I don't speak unless I know what I'm talking about. I want happy and healthy piggies, mkay smiley


On this note a good way I've found to add poundage is to just eat peanut butter, and higher portions. Peanut butter is low in sugar, cholesterol and carbs. And you should be able to also get away with having that extra slice of pizza too.

desire to gain 150 pounds but worried about diabetes8 months

Rayne

"Bottom line, you need to pay attention to your own body."


Very well said, Rayne.

desire to gain 150 pounds but worried about diabetes8 months

Thanks so much for all of this input. It has given me a clearer picture of what is involved with my goal. I guess I had not really thought too much about the weight gain or at least not as much as I should before doing it.

My primary care doctor says that this could be as dangerous as heavy drinking or heavy smoking. This seems like silliness to me. What do you guys think?

Also, I had depression in my late teens and started working out and taking supplements to combat it. Now I have been free for about a decade and was wondering if gaining 150 pounds might cause me to become depressed again?

Also, my boyfriend says that as long as we have enough muscle, we will still be as mobile as we are now. Has anyone ever gained a lot of weight while also working out at the gym a lot?

Thanks so much for all of your inputsmiley

desire to gain 150 pounds but worried about diabetes8 months

Generally, true feedees, ones who enjoy it and do best with it are people who have had a desire to gain all of their lives. It is similar to transgender, because the results can be as life changing, and as permanent as changing your gender. I could not imagine someone's partner persuading someone to have a sex change operation, unless they have wanted all of their lives.