I have been vegetarian for ten years, and vegan for nearly six of those years. I eat pretty healthy, and always eat three good-sized meals, plus snack 3 to 4 times a day. And I do not do any kind of intensive exercise that is burning lots of calories. I also do not watch fat, and think I get a decent amount...I am generous with oils when I am cooking, usually have a few things that have a healthy version of "butter" on them, etc., eat treats, etc. It seems that I just keeping getting skinnier and skinnier, and it is starting to concern me. I am a very small person to begin with...5'2, around 100 lbs, small-frame.
I have one of those bodies in which ALL of my fat is concentrated in my belly, thighs, bottom, and there is absolutely no fat at the top of my body. Which is normally fine, but it makes it very hard to correct this for when I try to gain weight, it goes all to the middle part, and I am still super, super skinny on top.
It just seems that I am way too skinny up there (almost grossly skinny)...you can see my ribs and my collar-bone is *very* prominent. I feel like I am looking anorexic on top, and don't like it, and wondering if it is connected to the being vegan (I was skinny before being vegan, but not this skinny). Do any other vegans have this problem? Any suggestions? I am vegan primarily for ethical reasons so I am not really willing to eat animal foods.