Rihanna: The Healthy “Thick” Weight Plan

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Since last year, 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 as well.

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.

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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.”

(Progression of Rihanna’s ‘Glow Up’)

So how does’s 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 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 OK. But most treats should be healthy and provide nutrients in addition to calories. Bran muffins, yogurt and granola bars are good choices.

Exercise. 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 whole-grain breads, pastas and cereals; fruits and vegetables; dairy products; lean protein sources. Here are three examples of the food we should be eating on a “thick” diet.

1.) Nuts
If you are trying to count calories, then you probably won’t like to eat a handful of nuts as a snack. However, this doesn’t mean that nuts are unhealthy.

Because nuts, such as cashews, almonds, peanuts, and so on are an excellent source of protein they are often higher in calories. And you can’t build muscle without a healthy source of protein and a filling snack.

Mixed nuts also proven to boost productivity and energy levels to help get you through your day, and give you the energy and fuel you need to power through your butt and thigh-building workout.

2.) Tuna
Tuna is another food that is an excellent source of protein and is a…