Female Weight Gain

by Carla Henderson

The female population is disproportionately affected by obesity. The prevalence of obesity among women in the United States has increased from 20% to 30%, while for men, it's only risen from 27%. This weight gain can lead to a multitude of health issues such as diabetes and heart disease. So what are some factors that contribute? First off, there have been studies showing that woman may be more sensitive than males when eating high-calorie foods; these findings make sense considering females require less energy per day than males do on average due their lower metabolic rates (due largely because they store fat differently). Additionally, many people still view being overweight or obese as attractive qualities which create an unhealthy mentality surrounding food consumption - not just amongst children but adults too!


Scientists believe that women gain weight because of their hormones, which are more prone to certain imbalances. This imbalance can be caused by aging or menopause and has been linked with taking in medication like birth control pills as well as lifestyle choices such as eating habits.


Medical doctors, researchers and scientists have long been studying how women gain weight- an epidemic that has spread not only in the United States but also to other first world countries. What we know about female obesity is a lot more than what was known just 10 years ago thanks to modern technology such as 3D ultrasounds which can measure skinfold thickness on someone's body with precision of millimeters.


This is because studies show that more and more hormonal imbalance in females are noted in countries where women tend to be more busy because they don’t have time to take care of themselves by proper eating and regular exercise. Aside from improper diet and lack of regular physical activities, women who have unhealthy lifestyle such as active night life are more prone to female weight gain because they tend to drink more alcohol and eat less nutritious foods in the process.


This is very important because the type of food intake will determine the amount of nutrition and calories that are stored in their muscles. For healthy female weight gain, the focus of food selection should rely on healthy foods that consist of vegetables, fruits, lean meats, beans, seafood, and poultry products.


Aside from balance and healthy food selection, healthy female weight gain should also involve sufficient supplementation like vitamins as well as a set of regular exercise such as everyday work out.


Women who are looking forward to gaining weight for aesthetic or health purposes should bear in mind that this task would require many—but sufficient—calorie intake.


The amount of calories that should be present in the body should be somehow regulated to ensure that it would not go beyond the standard weight target.


For those who are planning to lose weight due to excess female weight gain, they should start to trim down on foods that have too much fat and calorie content. They should also stick to light meals to ensure that they are not losing all the nutrients in their body.


Aside from regulating their food intake, women who are afraid of the consequences of too much weight gain should also engage in physical activities that can help them build firm muscles and fit body.




Whatever your reason for female weight gain, it is very important to take note of your overall heath condition. For those who are planning to gain some weight through regular workout and other rigorous physical activities such as bodybuilding, it is very important to be physically active first. This is to prepare your body for the set of exercises that would be required during the workout.


Being physically active is also a good indicator that you are physically fit. Other way of knowing if you are physically fit is by consulting your physician. The doctor will conduct a series of test that will determine if you are ready to gain weight or if you need to lose some. By doing this, you can avoid certain complication brought by female weight gain.