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desire to gain 150 pounds but worried about diabetes3 months

Kalala:
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.


There's absolutely no way any FF member can predict what health issues you will or won't develop. No one can.

Your life will be vastly different at 300lbs than it is at 150lbs. Very vastly different.

If you are gaining because your boyfriend says you will have great sex, be aware that this may not be the case, that two very fat partners may find a number of difficulties and challenges that two slim partners do not, and that even if the sex was great, that alone may well not be sufficient to outweigh any negatives you encounter.

Are you sure you've thought this all through enough?

desire to gain 150 pounds but worried about diabetes3 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

flufs:
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.


Peanutbutter is VERY HIGH in cholesterol, and sugar (and therefore high in carbs).
But it's always better than eating fast food crap since it also contains a buttload of good oils and proteins.

Pizza isn't that bad of a food either, apart from the bread. Just don't eat it like 5 times a week since the salt in pizza can raise your bloodpressure. Variety in your diet is good smiley

desire to gain 150 pounds but worried about diabetes3 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 diabetes3 months

Some good-quality points in here!

I love the fact that we've collectively reached a point that considers the health and physiological aspects of stuffing and weight gain. It's hard enough to physically carry that extra poundage - we want you to do it in a way that gives you the best overall quality of life so that you can enjoy being a fatty to your - pun intended - fullest extent!

desire to gain 150 pounds but worried about diabetes3 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 diabetes3 months

As far as depression is concerned, as long as gaining is what you want and you enjoy it, it's unlikely to be a negative factor.

I know in my case, I feel great gaining. And I feel genuinely bad if I lose.

desire to gain 150 pounds but worried about diabetes3 months

Kalala:
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



Your doctor is correct, some people experience extremely significant health problems due to their weight. Why would you think that medical advice from a qualified medical profession is silliness? They're in a much better position to advise than a non-professional after all.

You might become depressed again, you might not. Doubling your weight will cause changes and limitations that you might be unhappy with.

Your boyfriend is either ignorant of the facts or lying to himself (and you, in order to persuade you to do this).

You can't gain a lot of weight quickly whilst working out a lot as you'd have to eat very calorie-dense food all day to avoid a calorie deficit. Eating very calorie-dense food all day isn't as fun or as easy as it sounds. It also isn't cheap.

Once you gain a significant amount of weight, it's unlikely you'll be able to work out a lot. Your body and fitness will change significantly. In fact, you probably couldn't be bothered to work out, because it's such hard work.

desire to gain 150 pounds but worried about diabetes3 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.
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