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.
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.
Healthy Weight & Weight Management
Think you might be obese or overweight? Learn the basics on finding out where you are, and how to get -- and stay -- where you want to be.
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.
10 Questions With Laura Prepon
Actor to author: The Orange Is the New Black star shares how she stays healthy, fit, and balanced.
Healthy Ways to Gain Weight
Get tips on adding pounds without loading up on junk food. Learn how to pick high-calorie foods that have plenty of nutrients, too.
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.
Expert Q&A: Avoiding the Freshman 15
WebMD talks to nutrition expert Connie Diekman who explains the 'Freshman 15' phenomenon: Why college freshmen gain weight, and how to avoid it. These eating tips can help college students maintain a healthy weight.
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.
Slideshows & Images
Slideshow: 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.
Slideshow: 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.
Slideshow: 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.
Slideshow: Surprising Reasons You're Gaining Weight
What are some possible causes of sudden weight gain, when there are no changes in diet or exercise? Learn about the effects of certain medications, some medical conditions, sleep issues, and more.
Pregnancy Weight Gain Guidelines Explained
A nutrition expert explains what you need to know about the latest guidelines on pregnancy weight gain.
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?
The Truth About Beer and Your Belly
It seems beer drinkers have a tendency to grow bellies, especially as they get older. But is it really beer that causes a "beer belly"?