Skip Nav
Healthy Eating Tips
Skip That Cup of Coffee and Eat the Following 15 Foods For All-Day Energy
Healthy Living
The Low-Carb Instant Pot Recipes You Didn't Know You Needed Until Now
Bodyweight Exercises
These Are the 35 Top Bodyweight Ab Exercises to Chisel Your Core
Vegan
15 Delicious Vegan Snacks You'll Never Guess We Discovered on Amazon
Fitness Gear
Yogis, Listen Up! These Are the Only Sports Bras You'll Want to Practice In

Why Weight Gain Is OK

If You've Recently Gained Weight, This Photo Will Make You Love Your Extra Pounds

Thank you, Evyenia, because we all needed this post. She captioned the above before-and-after photo with, "Weight gain. I'm here to tell you that it happens and it's okay. You do not deserve to be made to feel bad about yourself for one second."

She shared that her "weight gain came from severe mental illness, medication, an eating disorder, and a toxic relationship. All of that happened and here I am."

Evyenia said that she's not going to allow her weight gain to make her feel bad about herself. Her body is not a problem that needs to be fixed. She added, "I'm not gonna torture myself into 'getting my body back.' This is my body and I love it because it's mine and it's been with me through hell and back."

ADVERTISEMENT

Standing up tall and slow-clapping for all of it. Life is hard. Mental illness, eating disorders, and bad relationships can have such a devastating impact on not only our emotional health, but our physical health as well. This post is a great reminder that gaining weight is OK; ups and downs are completely normal. The number on the scale doesn't define you as a person, and it doesn't dictate your worth, nor should it dictate your happiness.

From Our Partners
How to Eat Keto at Panera Bread
Can Sparkling Water Cause Weight Gain?
How to Lose Fat Using Hunger Scale
Salad For Weight  Loss
Carb, Protein, and Fat Ratio For Weight Loss and Muscle Gain
30-Pound Weightlifting Weight-Loss Transformation
Weight Watchers While Traveling
Trainer's Tips on How to Stop Overeating
Is the Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Latte Keto?
Why You Should Train For Performance
Personal Essay on Using Exercise to Treat Depression
What Is the "I Weigh" Movement?
From Our Partners
Latest Fitness
All the Latest From Ryan Reynolds