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Hey everybody

Alex stands for Alexia, just to let you know that I'm a female. Okay, I've always wanted wider hips. I'm an over-all confident person, so it's not exactly confidence that I'm looking for, it's improvement. I've heard that gaining weight will make your hips bigger, but I'm not exactly sure how that works? Is this true? Gaining weight in my case would be okay, because I am very skinny, but I don't want to work at it unless it's going to get me somewhere. If gaining weight can WIDEN my hips, is there any "healthy" way to go about it? Thanks for the help, I appreciate it!


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When people gain weight, it distributes on your body in diferent ways. Some people's hips get padded, others thicken in the belly, and some people's thighs get it. It depends on your genetics.

As for hips, how old are you? if you're under 15, you're definitely still growing in the hips. It's normal for the pelvis to broaden during puberty. The broadening facilitates childbirth; women with narrow-pelvises may have more trouble giving birth.

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Yeah, the odds are in your favor, since most women do gain weight on their hips during puberty. However, this isn't always the case because of, you guessed it, genetics. Take a look at your female relatives - do they have a tendency to gain weight on the hips, or somewhere else?

The more important issue is, who said having bigger hips was an "improvement?" It's just how your body is naturally, and making changes to it in order to "make it even better" in someone else's opinion isn't always feasible. For example: I've always wanted bigger boobs - I'm a confident person, but it would be an "improvement." But what kind of improvement? Just cause I have small breasts doesn't mean they need improvement. And just because you don't have J. Lo curves doesn't mean you need improvement either. Everyone is beautiful in their own way - I say this in extreme honesty. Just something to think about....

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Hey there everybody, well to answer the question. I'm 17, so I don't really have any chances of hips widening during puberty. I know everyone is beautiful in there own way, and I'm confident, it's just something that I would like to try for. So I guess gaining weight is my only hope. Well wish my luck. Oh yeah, and for my other question, is there any way to do that "healthily?"
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You know, oftentimes it's worthwhile to recognize that there may be certain body types or configurations of parts which we admire and like the look of, but they aren't how things are on OUR bodies.

We can still appreciate them on others all we'd like, but it tends to serve all of us best to also learn to appreciate our own bodies, not just how they appear, but also how they function, who and where we inherited all that we are from, the works.

I like the look of long, strong limbs on women, but I'm a short person and it ain't a'never gonna happen, and that's just fine. I can still appreciate and admire them in art, on friends or my girlfriend, etc. and appreciate my compact body as well.

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Here do you want my hips???

[This message has been edited by Jenni_05 (edited 04-21-2004).]

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See, there we go. And yes, I admire the large perky breasts of other women (I don't have a boob fetish, I swear ) but I like mine the way they are. It fits my body.

About gaining weight healthily, do whatever is natural for your body. There will be times where your weight will fluctuate a bit, and if you aren't changing your diet drastically and your weight is relatively stable, that should be normal. I'm naturally very thin (no hips here either!), so that infamous "freshman 15" in college didn't get me. It was more of a "freshman 5." Instead, last semester I got the "sophomore -10" or so, and I have no idea why I lost so much weight, but this semester I've been gaining it back. Don't remember doing anything differently, except sleeping more. So, long story short, um, wait until you get to college. Harharhar...

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