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.
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.
Depression: Recognizing the Physical Symptoms
Learn about pain, fatigue, and other physical symptoms of depression.
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.
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.
Is Fat Normal in America? A Surprising Reason Why We’re Gaining Weight
WebMD article on why Americans are gaining weight and calling it normal.
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.
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.
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: 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: 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: 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: 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.
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?
Avoid Weight Gain: Watch What You Drink
Here's how to keep from drowning in liquid calories.