Weight Gain Directory
To maintain a healthy weight, you should follow a healthy diet full of fruits and vegetables, and get enough exercise. Follow the links below to find WebMD's comprehensive coverage about the risks of gaining weight, how to counter it, and much more.
How Many Calories Do You Really Need?
How many calories do you need each day to maintain a healthy weight? WebMD provides a chart that shows how many calories you need each day to maintain weight, lose weight or gain weight.
Yo-Yo Dieting and Weight Cycling
Yo-yo dieting and weight cycling is the repeated loss and regain of body weight. Find out if weight cycling and yo-yo dieting are harmful.
Depression: Recognizing the Physical Symptoms
Learn about pain, fatigue, and other physical symptoms of depression.
Menopause and Weight Gain
Menopause doesn't cause weight gain, but it gets a lot of the blame. Learn how to keep the pounds at bay as you get older.
After You Overeat: What to Do to Get Back on Track
You may feel discouraged after you realize you’ve eaten more than you planned, but don’t despair! Read these tips for getting back on track.
Does Depression Cause Weight Gain or Weight Loss? What’s the Depression/Weight Connection?
Does depression cause weight gain or weight loss? Does weight gain or weight loss cause depression? WebMD helps to unravel the mystery surrounding the link between depression and weight.
Fructose and Weight Gain: A Bad Rap?
Experts examine a controversy over claims that the sweetener known as fructose may be contributing to the obesity epidemic.
Is Lack of Sleep Causing You to Gain Weight?
How lack of sleep may cause you to gain weight, and tips to help you get better sleep.
Change How Your Body Gains Weight
Can we change the way our body gains or loses weight?
Birth Control Types, Pros and Cons, Myths, and More
Get the answers to women's top questions about birth control.
TV and Your Child's Weight
How does watching TV affect your child's weight? Ask childhood obesity expert Dr. David Ludwig.
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15 Reasons Your Weight Changes Throughout the Day
Your weight is in a state of constant change. Learn some of the many reasons this is true.
Safe Ways to Gain Weight
If you’re trying to gain weight, there are a few easy ways to add healthy calories to your diet.
Conditions That Can Cause Weight Gain
Could a medical condition be the reason for your recent weight gain? Find out some possible causes and how best to manage them.
Busted: Popular Diet Myths
Not sure what’s fact or fiction regarding weight loss and healthy eating? Find out the truth behind some of the most common dieting and weight loss myths.
Diet Truth or Myth: Eating at Night Causes Weight Gain
Is there something especially fattening about eating before bed, or is this a diet myth?
Diet Myth or Truth: The Freshman 15
For years, college students have been warned about the dreaded "Freshman 15" – the extra 15 pounds that come with the first year at college. But is this a diet myth?
Avoid Weight Gain: Watch What You Drink
Here's how to keep from drowning in liquid calories.
Pregnancy Weight Gain Guidelines Explained
A nutrition expert explains what you need to know about the latest guidelines on pregnancy weight gain.