Question

Dear Jeff,

Thank you for answering questions. You're answers have helped me more than you know. Thanks to you, I was able to see the truth. I've given up my pursuit of carnal pleasures in order to wholly chase after Him. I own Him my life and I submit it to Him everyday. I've established boundaries in my relationships with men. My purity is not for sale and neither am I.

I'm a sixteen years old and have a slim body type. Over the past year and half, I've gotten serious about getting into shape and started lifting weights and exercising regularly. I was able to add an extra 15 lbs to my once thin frame. I now proudly weigh 115lbs! I went to the doctor's for a checkup and, to my dismay, found out that I'm underweight.

I'm not the type of person to sit around and feel sorry for myself, once a problem presents itself, I look for something isolation. I need to gain an additional 15 lbs to be a healthy weight. A healthy percentage of body fat for women ranges anywhere between 21-33 percent. My current body fat is 19 percent. I understand that the more body fat a woman has the more "womanly" they tend to look.

My question is" If I were to increase my body fat with the use of an antihistamine, would my figure look more womanly?


Answer

I ran the numbers and you would only need to gain 10 pounds to reach 21% body fat. Eating just 250 calories more per day would increase your body weight to your target range in about 20 weeks. But it sounds like you are naturally slim and I would not worry about it at your age. As you age, you'll naturally increase in weight and end up in the healthy range.

Never use chemicals to alter your body shape. It is far more unhealthy than being a few pounds light.

Mr. Hamilton,

Thank you for responding. I greatly appreciate your wisdom and will take your advice.