- Diet & Weight Loss
Curvy body secrets
What is a curvy body?
A curvy body is just that "curvy" which happens when you have full boobs and butts while maintaining a slim waist resulting in a curvy body shape.
So according to this definition , overall heavy girls who are full from top to bottom with a more boxy figure do not qualify for our definition of "curvy body"
The challenge of having a curvy body
Perhaps trying to gain weight and have that curvy body for a skinny woman is more challenging and frustrating than losing weight for an overweight woman.
What complicates things is that you cannot easily find tips to help you gain healthy weight and curvy body shape.
Below I will discuss some healthy tips to gain healthy weight
Check with your doctor
Before heading to that curvy body type ,start by paying your doctor a visit ,to clear possible medical conditions of the way before proceeding into natural ways to add weight .
There are many medical conditions that could prevent you from putting weight on ,such as hyperthyroidism, diabetes and gut issues :
Hyperthyroidism is when your thyroid glands become hyperactive and secrete more thyroxin than your body needs . Thyroxin speeds up your metabolism which results in faster energy consumption , so you will lose weight in spite of your increased appetite . Other well known symptoms of hyperthyroidism are increased sweating , fast heart beats, anxiety and irregular menses
Another common cause for not being able to gain weight is diabetes . Here also you will be eating a lot and still lose weight , because insulin , the main hormone regulating your body's use of energy is low , so in effect your cells are hungry fro energy while your blood is soaking in glucose
And then we have some gut issues like malabsorption , ie those medical conditions that impair your gut's ability to absorb nutrients among them are irritable bowel , ulcerative colitis , celiac disease and crohn disease
Or may be your problem is as simple as having some gut parasites eating up your nutrients
Once you know you are free from medical conditions that could prevent you from gaining healthy weight it is time to go on
Curvy Body Diet
to get that hourglass curvy body you should start with your diet
Eat more healthy calories
The emphasis here is on both more and healthy , it may be easy to eat more non healthy foods which is not what you want to do if your goal is to gain healthy weight .you need to be eating healthy calorie dense foods, those having high calorie per weight
Healthy sources for high calorie foods:
Beans ,legumes, starchy foods as potatoes yams and sweet potatoes, some fruits as grapes , figs and dates
Nuts are great ,they supply healthy fats vitamins and minerals and can act as a great healthy snack . And of course there is full cream milk.
Eat more frequently
You probably cannot eat a big meal at one sitting
To overcome this you need to eat more frequent smaller meals that you can tolerate and assimilate
Eat around the clock . Time your meals and snacks to be three hours apart.
Never skip breakfast
Break the fast before it breaks your weight gain efforts
After seven to eight hours of fasting during sleep your body starts to shift to catabolic mode , it will start breaking down tissues for energy starting with stored glycogen then fats and muscles . You can prevent this from happening by having your first meal as early as possible.
Don’t sleep on an empty stomach
If you are really determined to get that curvy body type ,try to have something light before going to bed to avoid running too low on energy while you are sleeping.
once your blood sugar drops , your body will start breaking down your stored glycogen and muscles for energy,the absolute contrary to what you aim at.
For a curvy body supplement your diet with protein rich shakes
Shakes and weight gainers can help you get a curvy body
Those can be a handy choice to help you get more calories easily
Just don’t replace your regular meals with shakes, they should be a plus to what you are already eating
Home made weight gain shake
Here is a simple weight gain home made shake that you can prepare your slef
- A glass of full cream Milk
- 2 table spoons of full cream Powder milk
- 1 large Banana
- 2 small spoons of flaxseed oil
- 2 small spoons of Honey
Blend and drink twice a day in between meals
Work outs for a curvy body
This may not be what you expected, you need to add weight so you think the best way is to eat , rest and sleep. But I assume you need to add the healthy curvy weight not the flappy version ,his is why you should add working out to your weight gain arsenal.
And the type of workout that will help you put on weight is different from the mainstream cardio , Pilates ,step dancing and other exercises for burning fat.
To gain that curvy body you will need to focus on resistance weight training exercises , you will be using some moderate to heavy weights and following a routine similar to that of bodybuilders.
Before you shout" I don’t need Arnold Schwarzenegger's body ",there is no need to worry
You cannot build man like muscles, it is a matter of hormones , all the female bodybuilders out there are soaked in testosterone and other anabolic hormones. So as long as you are not taking any muscle building hormones there is no need to worry about getting too muscular .
Ok now what are the best exercises to add on weight ?
Since your goal is to build all around fuller body you will be doing a mix of exercises for the whole body
Invest in a quality dumbbell set
Squats are a total body workout . They build legs ,glutes, back, core and overall health and stamina.
- hold medium weight dumbbells
- squat down keeping your back curved in , stick your butt out eye facing forward
- avoid leaning forward
- Push your feet to the floor to get back up
Great for lower body, legs, hamstrings and glutes
- hold medium weight dumbbells
- lunge one leg at a time keeping your back straight
Excellent for your hamstrings ,glutes and lower back
- Keep your back straight
- Slowly bend forward from the hip
- Keep your knees flexible ,do not stiffen them
Build the biggest muscle in your upper body, the back muscles ,which will give your upper body a great v shape
- lean forward at the waist and hold to a chair
- hold a dumbbell in one hand
- pull it towards your waist then slowly lower it back to the floor
Dumbbell chest press
This is great for your chest muscles which will support your breasts and give them a sexier look
- Lie flat on your back on a cushion
- Hold 2 medium weight dumbbells
- slowly lower the dumbbells to the floor , then press them back up
How much and how frequent should you work out?
- Use moderate to heavy weights that you can do 10 - 12 repetitions with
- Do 3-4 sets of each exercise
- Do this workout three days a week on alternate days
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A word about post workout meal
For maximum gains you need a post workout meal rich in simple carbohydrates and protein
A protein shake can be an easy and practical solution
Growth hormone is released during deep asleep while Cortisol is released when we are deprived from sleep . The former builds while the latter breaks down your muscles
Try to get 7-9 hours of uninterrupted sleep
Stress will increase cortisol and muscle break down which can greatly hinder your weight gain efforts
Take it one step at a time
Gaining healthy weight is a slow long journey
Follow these advices , take it one step at a time
And most importantly, enjoy it while you do it
How to dress to look more curvy
To wrap up that curvy look let's add some fashion illusion:
- Wear well fitting clothes as this will accentuate your body curves,but avoid too tight clothes since they can show how slim you are .
- Draw attention to your waist by wearing broad belts , this will emphasize the curve from your waist to your hips.
- Avoid revealing clothes to prevent showing your bones.
- Pleats and high waist can enhance your curves.