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froxyy
07-16-2017, 04:17 PM
Hi!

19 y/o female, 5'8, 78lbs or so. Have struggled with AN for a year. In CBT-E therapy, have been cleared medically for exercise and OK'd by treatment team. Have started the Fierce 5 Novice programme as the progression is rather fitting and results have been good. I want to gain as much lean muscle through my weight restoration as I can. I've struggled with excessive exercise during my ED, but managed to refrain from being excessive and only following through the instructions in the program. So far so good. I've been incessantly doing lifting through my ED as well, so I'm not nearly as weak as one would presume. Of course I'm not Arnold but I lift more than my body weight on all lifts, i.e. 100lb squat, 50lb frontal squat, 230lb leg press. I'm also a good runner, but laying off that for now as it probably does not do me any good atm.

We do not use nutritionists in CBT-E, so it's up to me to design the meal plan. Does this seem like a fairly adequate starting point?
Breakfast :

Two slices whole wheat bread - 140cal 7.2g protein
Two large eggs - 156cal 12g protein

Lunch :

4oz chicken breast - 187cal 35g protein
200g lettuce - 30cal 2.8g protein
100g chopped cucumber - 16cal 0.7g protein
149g chopped cherry tomatoes - 26cal 1.3g protein
100g spinach leaves - 23cal 2.9g protein
28g crumbled feta cheese - 75cal 4g protein
2 TBSP light caesar dressing - 70cal 1g protein

Dinner :

400g corn on the cob - 424cal 12.4g protein
2 TBSP butter - 204cal 0.2g protein
428g strip steak - 500cal 98g protein
100g asparagus - 20cal 2.2g protein


I would love to get response from someone who has similar experiences or general knowledge/input into my situation. I know it is rather unique, but I do feel strongly about the approach to strengthen myself and build my body up as opposed to tearing it down. I probably lack a fair amount of knowledge on the physiology of how this will play out, but I hope to gain about 1lb a week. From what I've gathered, one needs to adjust their caloric intake along the way to keep at a steady gain. The metabolism probably changes too.

Input?

AdamWW
07-16-2017, 04:37 PM
Have you honestly been cleared for exercise with a BMI of 12? This is very difficult for me to believe.

jonnicola
07-16-2017, 05:34 PM
Don't you have a nutrionist/doctor to discuss this with? Either way the stickies on the forum could help

^^to the poster above, she said FROM bmi 12, not currently bmi 12 (i hope)

AdamWW
07-16-2017, 06:09 PM
Don't you have a nutrionist/doctor to discuss this with? Either way the stickies on the forum could help

^^to the poster above, she said FROM bmi 12, not currently bmi 12 (i hope)

She said she's 5'8" and 78lbs... that's a BMI of 12

I do not recommend she seek advice for anything here. She needs to focus on gaining weight and NOT exercising.

ErikTheElectric
07-16-2017, 07:08 PM
Shut off the computer and leave the internet OP. This is a question you should be discussing with a doctor.

ironwill2008
07-17-2017, 05:19 AM
Seek continued professional, in-person help, OP.





Good luck.