I'm not asking the obvious here.
What I mean is, does their body have trouble putting it on, or is it all mental?
My good friend is finally getting treatment after 15 years. She's 30 and had 3 kids, so it seems scientifically that her body would put on weight easily, what with being older and I thought once you come out of starvation mode your body tries to frantically store food.
But she's also been right around 100 lbs for the last 15 years. When she was pregnant with her second baby, she put on probably 45lbs and looked great, but she was back to 100lbs within 3 months.
i dont' want to press her with questions while she's in the middle of recovery. seems insensitive.
Anyways, the reason it's on my mind is that she mentioned she was only barely reaching her doctor's weight goals for her. I can put on 5 lbs in 3 days. It's hard to imagine having a hard time putting on 3 lbs in a month. That's why I"m wondering if it's all mental. You could make a 700 calorie banana smoothie and not feel like you were really even eating. So this has to be something I haven't experienced.
Thoughts? Is it body chemistry or mental struggle?
It's easier for me to understand if I have lots of information to compare.