I think you will agree with me that if you are a skinny person trying to get thick it can feel overwhelming trying to figure out how to achieve this goal. 

So today, I will help to break it down for you; but first, let’s answer your question:

Can a skinny person get thick?

Yes, you can…

A skinny person can get thicker. However, the degree of how thick they get will depend on a mix of things.  First, genetics like most things will play a factor.  Additionally, your skinny to thick transformation will also need to include a regimen of a higher caloric diet that is focused on healthy nutrients that will help you gain healthy lean muscle in the lower portion of your body. Lastly,  exercises that target your glutes, thighs, and legs will be a key component of your skinny to thick transformation.

What if I am naturally skinny can I get slim thick?

Whenever you are talking about body transformation and you are dealing with your body composition ultimately you have to consider what role genetics play into this factor. For example, lately, there has been a lot of talk about hip dips, and one of the key factors of the degree to which you will have dips will be determined by your skeletal system that is unique to just you.

The same goes for the naturally skinny person.  There are people who are naturally skinny.  I know because I was that way for years. I was the person who would eat whatever I want and never worried about being thicker.  A lot of women at work would hate on me for it also and I can remember growing up and people automatically accusing me of being “anorexic” because I was slim. HATERS!

So trust me I understand where you are coming from.

First, you have to understand that calorie surplus that you need may vary from person to person.


Remember weight gain is a tricky thing, just like weight loss.

Here are some general things to know about most women in general body composition:

Where you gain weight may be different than someone else gains weight.

Women tend to maintain weight in their hips, butts, and thigh area which is crucial for childbearing

Trying to gain weight by eating junk food may backfire especially with regarding to belly fat.

The below videos is an personification of someone who is naturally skinny and had a hard time gaining weight.  Her goal appears to be slim thick and even though she eats 3000 calories a day (she says she ate junk food which I do not recommend) ultimately she choose to go the plastic surgery route with BBL’s to help her achieve her desired look.

This is not about her plastic surgery but more about how even with her eating a crazy surplus of calories on her naturally thin figure when you are looking for drastic results like going from model thin to Cardi B you have to really access where you are at.

There are some women who are naturally thin with a flat iron board butt.

There are some women who are naturally thin and they may have a little bump but not a real peach booty.

All else remaining equal the person with the flat iron board butt will have to work harder with the right protein-based meal plan to help build that healthy muscle and the right slim thick workout plan than the person with a little “junk in the trunk.”

In short, naturally skinny people may have the potential to get slim thick.

Another example of this is the influencer Daisy Keech, who is known for having a peach booty did not start out that way. In one of her earlier videos, she explains how she started with a “flat booty” and she used eating the right foods and exercise to help change her shape. Below is a Daisy Keech slim thick workout video to add to your slim thick workout routine.

It may take time and patience to get the right slim thick regimen down but there are plenty of naturally skinny women who are increasing their muscle mass in the key slim thick areas like their butts and thighs and achieving results.

Here is an example of some women who are the same weight but look drastically different because they are working out, so with all of these examples don’t underestimate the power of working out when you are trying to get a slim thick figure.

How can a skinny person get thicker?

For the most part, a skinny person who wants to get thicker with slightly bulkier thighs and a bigger butt will follow the tried and true regimens that of the slim thick eating and workout routines.
In order to for a person to have a thin to thick body transformation they will need to focus on a few things:

  • Add toppings like chia seeds, flaxseeds, for a simple protein boost
  • Eat high-calorie healthy foods
  • Eat 5-6 meals per day
  • Don’t drink before meals 
  • Consume more calories than your body burns
  • No more of 25 grams of added sugar
  • Follow a Slim Thick Workout Plan
  • Do not eat junk food
  • Drink healthy protein-rich shakes

Let’s break these components down further


What can make you thick?

These are the actions that can help make you go from skinny to thick and toned:

Eating a higher calorie intake of healthy foods

It is important that if you are skinny that you increase your calories because your body will need that extra energy as you build up the muscles. The key is to eat healthy nutrients that will help you build lean muscles so make sure that you are not indulging into unhealthy food just to gain weight as it could have the opposite effect. As in the case of too much sugar, can land right into your belly region. This health article discusses how sugar can put your body in a stressed out state and it responds by storing fat in in the body’s preferred storage site–the belly.

Then in essence you could potentially go from skinny to thick and then lose your slim waist because you choose to be a junk food eater instead of eating fruit to get natural sugars. As a former junk food vegetarian I can speak from experience.

The first time I got the biggest belly of my life besides pregnancy came from when I thought just because I was a vegetarian meant that I could eat whatever I wanted including Talenti pistacho gelato for breakfast.  Eventually, my food baby belly showed me how wrong I was!


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Skinny to Thick Eating Habits

We discussed above some important slim thick eating habits. Here is a summary of the ones that are key to a thin to thick transformation:

  • Add toppings like chia seeds, flaxseeds, for a simple protein boost
  • Eat high-calorie healthy foods
  • Eat 5-6 meals per day
  • Don’t drink before meals
  • Consume more calories than your body burns
  • No more than 25 grams of added sugar
  • Do not eat junk food
  • Drink healthy protein-rich shakes

In addition to eating high-calorie healthy foods, it is important that you implement other slim thick eating habits.  One such habit is that you eat 5-6 meals throughout the day. The reason that you need to spread out your meals is that you don’t want to overstuff yourself at one or two sittings. You want to make these transition from skinny to thick with ease.  You don’t want it to be a mukbang of calorie eating in one sitting.

Also, another important tip is that you want to eat on an empty stomach so you can eat these 5-6 meals easier for you.  You do not want to drink 30 minutes before a meal otherwise you might feel too full to eat your meal and you want to make sure you are consuming the right amount of calories and not cutting it short.

It is important that you consume more calories than your body burns so that they will grow.  Your body will need plenty fuel as you exercise with your skinny to thick workout routine because the muscles that you will be working in the thigh and butt area will need those calories. Additionally, by eating drinking healthy protein muscles will help you by building lean muscle that will help to form that peach booty and thicc thighs you need. Also, an added bonus with eating protein is that it has been shown to help will keeping belly fat in check because just because you are skinny doesn’t mean you can’t have a gut!

Having a snatched waist is an important aspect of the slim thick look so having the protein that will plus by not eating added sugar which has been shown to go straight to your belly will help to keep your belly area flat while you work on building a slim thick figure.

Lastly, no junk food, there is really no need to go all in detail you know the deal, it doesn’t have the right nutrients to build healthy lean muscle and it can lead to belly fat. If you want to say well I know someone who ate 3000 calories of Mc Donalds every day and they have a banging figure there is someone who looks like a hot mess because remember it’s not about just gaining weight it’s about a lean toned look overall!


Skinny to Thick Workout Plan

A skinny to thick workout plan can is also synonymous with a slim to thick workout plan.

There are plenty of Youtube videos and Pinterest pins that discuss skinny to thick workout options and goals but first let’s summarize what really works and why so you can make sure you are on the right check.

To make a skinny to curvy below the belt transformation you must have a plan to bulk up your thighs, butt, make your hips wider, and legs.

No chicken legs here, a thick girl is known for her voluptuous looking bottom half and you can skip this step.

Your workout plan should include exercises that focuses on glutes for that to have a big bum which will also go a long way to help you get thick thighs, legs, and butt.

Also, although you can’t improve the bone structure of your hips you can change your waist to hip ratio and increase the muscle area around your hips.


Drink healthy protein-rich shakes post-workout or as a snack

Drinking a healthy protein shake post-workout or as a snack can help you with your skinny to thick transformation because the protein is essential for lean muscle building and can also help with maintaining belly fat because yes skinny people still do get belly fat, ever hear of skinny fat?

You will need protein to help you build healthy lean muscle. As you gain weight your muscles will need to be feed with “healthy nutrients” protein is one key nutrient of muscle building.

The use of portion in bodybuilding which is what you are doing if you are trying to build your glutes and lower body is a key element for muscle growth and maintenance

In fact, medical research has shown that increased protein intake contributes to greater strength and muscle mass gains when coupled with resistance exercise.

This is one of the reasons that drinking a protein-rich shake in conjunction with your slim thick workout regimen can be so powerful.