3 years ago, after a 30 month diet, all the fat was lost, but most of the muscle as well, I weighed 50 kg, and looked anorexic. I began lifting weights.
2 years ago, at 52 kg, my body seemed stable. Less effort than maintaining 50. A happy plateau. Ideal weight. Nice muscles. Same clothes.
Now, I am 56 kg, with an athletic build. Some clothes are a little tight, some not.
The theory - weight gain is due to added muscle, but oh that is a leap of faith for a lifelong dieter.
I vowed not to regain my weight. No matter what, at 53 kg I would panic. Then at 54. 55. Now I touch 57!
BMI is inaccurate for athletes. I would like see images and to compare BMI with other women who went from string-bean to sinewy.
I need reassurance that weight gain can be desirable. Thanks.