Rihanna: The Healthy “Thick” Weight Plan
For the past few years, fans have flocked to social media and celebrated the newer, “thicker” Rihanna as she has visibly put on weight. And it looks like she’s put it on in all the right places.
Rihanna was asked by New York Magazine’s The Cut about wearing clothes that fit her body.
“Well, I actually have had the pleasure of a fluctuating body type, where one day I can literally fit into something that is bodycon, and then the next day — the next week — I need something oversized; I need a little crop here and a high-waist there to hide that part, you know?,” she said.
Her self-esteem has not skipped a beat, and is even more confident, and encourages others to do the same.
“I really pay attention every day when I go into the closet about what’s working for my body that morning. I feel like that’s how everyone should go after fashion, because it’s an individual thing. And then, if you take it further, it’s like: What week are you having? You having a skinny week? You having a fat week? Are we doing arms this week? We doing legs this week? We doing oversized?” Adding, “I love to play with silhouettes as well, but I think it’s important to make sure that you wear the thing that works for your body the best, and that’s flattering.”
So how does one put on weight in the right places and keep the wrong places (our guy and love handles) for blowing up as well? Here are a few tips from our fitness experts:
Have an occasional treat
Even when you’re underweight, be mindful of excess sugar and fat. An occasional slice of pie with ice cream is okay.
But most treats should be healthy and provide nutrients in addition to calories. Bran muffins, yogurt, and granola bars are good choices.
People think exercise will make you skinnier — wrong! Exercise, especially strength training, can help you gain weight by building up your muscles. Exercise may also stimulate your appetite.
Choose nutrient-rich foods
As part of an overall healthy diet choose