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Hi, I know this may sound a little bad, but the thing is I would really like to lose my chunky muscular legs :S but I'm recovering from anorexia, although I am practically weight restored and my bmi is around 19 give or take.

I walk about 3 ish miles daily to and from school so I can't cut that out, but I heard to lose muscle you need to be practically sedentary?

I know muscle is weight so if I lost it I would weigh less, but my bf% is still quite low because of it do I'd like to lose some to get that up :)

I heard eating minimal protein helps, but will I have to lower my calories?

Sorry for that long post, it's just irritating as I'm still a UK 6 at my waist but they're too tight on my legs, and anything bigger Is too big for my waist!!

Anyone have any advice?
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Just asking, is there more fats or more muscles on your leg?
Well it's hard, not jiggly or anything, also my body far % is still 15 and I'm a 16 year old girl and I'm told to get it up to around 20%

You are at bmi 19 and anerexic you shoudl not be losing weight

 

It sounds like you need to gain fat, not lose muscle. Your BMI is only at 19, so you could definitely stand to gain more weight.

Different pants have different cuts - some will be too tight on your legs and fit your waist, others will fit all parts. So I suggest finding other pants that fit you better, instead of trying to lose muscle.

Thanks for the replies, but I don't want to lose weight as such, just want to gain more fat and lose muscle, or would that not be possible?
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Why do you not want to gain weight?
Original Post by helenax:

Thanks for the replies, but I don't want to lose weight as such, just want to gain more fat and lose muscle, or would that not be possible?

Bad idea.  Think about what you are really saying for a minute and maybe you will realize what a horrible idea this is.  You need as much muscle as you can get.

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And this is the first time I heard of someone who wants more fats and less muscles
I know it's sounds strange but I'm told I need to have at least 6 more lbs of fat to be at a healthy level. I would just find that easier in place of some muscle. Obviously not all of it just a few lbs of it and the weight of that few of fat in its place

Helenax, re-read what you just wrote.

This is not what they mean by "gain 6 lbs of fat". You are trying to reach the bf% benchmark they've set without gaining weight. That isn't the goal.

The goal is to gain some more fat, and therefore weight. Don't cheat - you are only cheating yourself.

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I don't het why you want to have more body fat.
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Why not gain weight from your upper body?

She's recovering from an eating disorder. Please don't make her feel bad about this.

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I'm sorry, didn't see the anorexia.
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What's the recommended body fat percentage for you?
Amethystgirl - sorry I know I sound silly, it dosent as I'm thinking it! I'm just thinking if I lost some muscle, my body far would naturally go up. But obviously of this can't happen without cutting calories I guess I'll have to live with it, but it's a pain! My legs are a lot more muscly/bulky than anywhere else on my body :/

Starhero - sorry but will you stop going on about why would I want more body fat. Im recovering from ANOREXIA! Its not nessecarily I want more body fat, as well as I NEED more bod fat to be HEALTHY. And also surely it's good that I'm not fearing more body fat? Most people think its better to have the barest minimum fat as that's what we've all been scared into thinking is right, when actually an amount of fat that's borderline healthy or under healthy will have affects later on.
Sorry just seen you're other post aswell :/

I need a MUNIMUM % of 20 ish.

Sorry to sound harsh before, I thought you'd just ignored to part about my ED. Sorry! :S
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Again, I'm sorry if I hurt you.
Original Post by helenax:

Amethystgirl - sorry I know I sound silly, it dosent as I'm thinking it! I'm just thinking if I lost some muscle, my body far would naturally go up. But obviously of this can't happen without cutting calories I guess I'll have to live with it, but it's a pain! My legs are a lot more muscly/bulky than anywhere else on my body :/

I understand your thought process, but I really do think that this is coming from your ED, not from your rational side.

Losing muscle won't automatically make your body fat go up, and while at this point, it really is important for you to gain fat, muscle is also a healthy thing for you to have.

You are worrying about size and how you'll fit into pants. That's not the thing you need to be worrying about.

Your team wants you to gain 6lbs of fat. You can do this.

Original Post by starhero:

Again, I'm sorry if I hurt you.
< Not atall! :) as I said I thought you'd just ignored that part. Thanks for trying to help btw, I guess it's not gonna happen though. Maybe my weight will shift around once Ive kept it stable a while. Perhaps after a few months or so. Then maybe I'll reassess the situation. Thanks again :)
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