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Enter the junk food. For months, Chan tried to pack on pounds by eating ice cream, chips, you name it. The end result? A weight gain of a whopping 2 pounds.
"While obesity is a problem in our country, there are a significant amount of people who try so hard to gain weight and are simply unable to at times," says registered dietician and founder of fitmapped.com Anita Mirchandani. That is exactly what Chan (and her parents) argued, too.
Mirchandani points out that there are more things to consider when evaluating Chan's overall health, such as her sleeping patterns and her family's medical history. And when it comes to bulking up, Mirchandani says that muscle tone should be where the history major really focuses.
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"I'd suggest her to become stronger through weight bearing exercises," says Mirchandani. "Sometimes, the addition of muscle is an appropriate way to gain weigh. Plus, she could benefit from having stronger muscles/bones long-term."
Thankfully at this point Yale has gotten off her back, admitting that they've made a mistake focusing too much on this one particular indicator of health.
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