For a little background information:
-I have had an eating disorder (anorexia) for the past three years.
-I eat no more than 600 calories a day, currently
- I exercise every day by walking to and from campus (a total of 2 hours - 4 30 minute trips, carrying a 10 lb backpack at all times) and around campus (up and down stairs, to and from different buildings, et cetera) at university. I also do yoga every morning for 20 minutes directly after waking up.
- I DO get 6-7 hours of sleep a night.
- I am 20 years old...5'3", small framed, and around 80 lbs
- 3 years ago before I lost all of the weight, I was practically overweight at 128 lbs
Now that that is out of the way, I am interested in upping my calorie intake a little bit. How do I do so without a massive weight gain? I read so many stories online about people who go from eating very little (as I am) to a "normal" amount (whatever that entails) and gain a lot of weight. I realize I am very very underweight, and that is dangerous. But I don't want irrational weight gain (key word: IRRATIONAL. I realize that I should probably gain a little eventually). Considering my current state as listed above, how do I go about increasing my calorie intake without irrational weight gain? Is it possible to up my calories more around 1000 per day without massive weight gain? How many calories will it likely take for me to gain weight? I am not at all interested in regaining all of the weight lost. I might even be okay with 90 lbs at some point. How should I go about this?
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