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.
Weight Management-Healthy Eating
Before you start making changes, find out where you are with your weight, relationship with food, eating habits, and fitness level. Think about your readiness to change. What are the benefits you want to achieve? What are your barriers to making lifestyle changes? What healthy lifestyle habits do you have already? What do you need to change?Are you overweight?Check your BMI. See the body mass ...
Weight Management-Topic Overview
What is a healthy weight?A healthy weight is the weight your body naturally settles into when you consistently eat a nutritious diet, are physically active, and balance the calories you eat with the physical activity you do. Reaching a specific weight is not as important as the lifestyle changes you make to become healthy.Why is a healthy weight important?Being at a healthy weight can reduce your
Weight Management-Are You at a Healthy Weight?
A healthy weight is the weight your body naturally settles into when you consistently eat a nutritious diet, are physically active, and balance the calories you eat with the physical activity you do. But weight is only one measure of your health. People who are thin but don't exercise or eat nutritious foods aren't necessarily healthy just because they are thin. A person who is overweight ...
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.
Even a Little Weight Gain – or Loss -- Can Affect Your Heartburn
Even a few extra pounds increases your risk of heartburn. Losing weight can bring fast relief.
Change How Your Body Gains Weight
Can we change the way our body gains or loses weight?
TV and Your Child's Weight
How does watching TV affect your child's weight? Ask childhood obesity expert Dr. David Ludwig.
Birth Control Types, Pros and Cons, Myths, and More
Get the answers to women's top questions about birth control.
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: 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.
Illustration of how to measure your waist; Waist circumference (distance around the waist) is a common measure used to check for fat held around the stomach. Having extra body fat around the stomach-more than for women and more than for men-increases your risk of heart disease and diabetes. How to measure waist circumference: With a tape measure,comfortably measure the distance around the area b
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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"?