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Weight Gain for Women

Wanting to gain weight and sexy curves in the right places? Forget all you hear about women, weight lifting, and “bulking up”, etc. The truth is that gaining weight for women isn’t that different to men. When it comes to putting on weight you will need to select a plan that is based on your natural body shape. The reason is that your body tends to put on weight first in places that come most natural. Hence if you want to gain weight all over (as opposed to only on your waist) then your weight gain program will need to reflect this.

It’s important to also realize that it’s difficult to identify your body shape when you are underweight. As a result, you might need to adjust your weight gain plan as you start to fill out and your shape becomes more noticeable. However, there are three generic body shapes all women should be mindful of…

The Apple Body Shape

The “apple” body shape is characterized by a wide torso and large abdomen. Men who have an apple body shape are said to have a “beer belly”, a “pot belly”, or “love handles”. Women who have an apple body shape tend to put on weight in the face, neck, chest and waist. Due to genetics you are more likely to be gaining weight on your upper body but having skinny legs. In order to gain a nice shape you will need the right exercise and diet.

The Pear Body Shape

The body is classified as pear-shaped if the waist-to-hip ratio, i.e., the size of the waist divided by the size of the hips, is 0.80 or lower. If the ratio is higher than 0.80, the body is classified as apple-shaped. Women who have a pear body shape tend to put on weight on the hips and thighs and not the upper body. In order to gain sexy curves you will need the right weight gain diet plan, which is very important, but you really need to focus on certain workout routines to target the problem areas.

The Proportionate Body Shape

Idealized by many women. The good news is that you will gain weight all over. Both exercise and diet is the key.

The Truth About Women and Weight Lifting

Whenever I suggest to women clients about using weights I usually get a lot of push back. I would like to use this article to correct myths and share some truths.

1. Weightlifting does burn calories. If it burns calories for men it works the same for the female population. To really gain quality lean muscle mass you need to pay strict attention to your diet to compensate for the effort you are making in the gym and to help repair and rebuild muscle tissue!

2. You will not look more like a man, unless you are taking steroids. Men and women were born with different hormones. Not every man who works out with weights looks like Arnold either. Therefore any muscle gain you get as a result of diet and training will only serve to accentuate the feminine shape you already have. You will look sexy and feel better about yourself!

3. If you lift weights while on a weight gain diet you will not look fat. In reality you will be performing fat burning in the gym while building muscle. Reduce the fat around a tight, toned muscle and other will notice.

Weights can help you achieve the sexy body and be prettier than ever before. Why is that? Because with weight you not only burn calories but you target parts of your body that you may want to tighten and develop.

For example you may have hit a wall on development in the buns area with the stair climber, but lunges with dumb bells may give that little extra target that you desire.

Lifting weights can also help to build confidence. I recommend machines for beginners. If you are a beginner then you may start at the machines. It helps build some strength and range of motion to move the weight. But there is something positive in confidence when you can move from machines to free weights. Also movements with weights are not restricted so you can really target those muscle groups.

Exactly what does it take to achieve good results? Well, it takes a real dedication to your diet and workout program. You would be required to exercise at least 4 or 5 times each week. And more importantly, it takes a real WANTING to see that new lean and toned body in the mirror.

But what exactly does a sample female workout program look like?

Luckily for you, the FULL-BODY-LICIOUS workout program, designed by Flavia Del Monte, tells you exactly what it takes and how she achieved her incredible physique. Flavia is the wife of Vince Del Monte, and for those who don’t know Vince, he is author of the No 1 selling No Nonsense muscle building program, fitness expert and fitness model. Flavia’s approach to fitness is incredible and she has undoubtedly got the female formula for getting a great physique figured out. She shares all of that with you so that you can achieve the same results.

by David on June 13, 2011 · 11 comments

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Vandana Bhan August 6, 2011 at 2:39 am

I just wanna know how weight can be increased a complete diet chart or any medicines.I am 25 years old and my weight is 50 kgs.It shud rather be some where around 56-57 kgs.Kindly suggest any techinque which will work fast..Thanks

neha August 21, 2011 at 8:46 am

i am 25 years old my weight is only 42 kg please suggest me how to gain weight

Skye September 12, 2011 at 11:48 am

I am very thin, naturally. I am 5’5″ and weigh 107. I wear a size 0 to 1. My skinny is flat and looks like a 19 year old that always works out. I walk but do not work out. I do not want to loose weight. I want to gain. I drink a protein shake when I can afford it. So one month out of the week I drink the shake. I eat fruits, steaks, proteins. I eat what I want when I want. I do not care much for junk food. I will do ice cream shakes for the weight gain Usually one per day. People always comment I am too skinny. I do get tired of hearing this. I am not anorexic far from it. I eat I love good food meat and potatoes woman. My numbers are all good in normal range( health fair news results) I drink water could stand to drink more. I really do not like to drink water but force it and make myself. I am 60 years old. I have no boobs or butt. It is because there is no fat anywhere. Help me please. Thanks I would love to stay thin but bulk up. It is obvious I do not need to loose. If you can help please let me know. I do butt lifts and so weight lifts for the arms. I do water aerobics to build muscle. Leg lifts, water weights for the arms. Any ideas? I would be grateful. Love, Skye

Robyn Amber December 3, 2011 at 10:22 pm

I am facing a similar problem. I would recommend to try to lift weights and do light cardio. I am trying to get my old body back I had about a year ago. I would add some squats to your workout for the butt area and continue walking..walking can actually help maintain some muscle..hang in there and keep trying! I am on a similar mission to get back to having my butt and boobs back..I know how it feels wearing a size zero and even that falls off of me sometimes, but I decided to take action and start lifting weights again! Don’t give up exercise will help you feel better physically and mentally..it is helping me feel better about myself..hope this helps ya!

Julie January 12, 2012 at 6:31 pm

I am 55 yrs.old, have been thin my entire life. But I have been gaining weight the last couple months. But I am very interested in gaining more. So I plan on starting the 6 meals a day diet plan. Heck, I do recall back in the 80′s, eating 6 meals a day and I gained 40lbs. in about 6 months. So why not try this agin. Sure hope it works. Good-luck everyone.

Julia May 31, 2012 at 12:38 am

I’m so glad i found this site, it’s hard to find info encouraging women to gain weight. I am 21yrs old, 163cms tall and 6 months ago i was only 45Kgs. I have a very active lifestyle and i do eat alot, believe me i love to eat.. im a chef. I now weigh 52 and its on the rise. The key is to lift heavy! Get some trainers at the gym to look out for you and work hard. I also cut down my cardio. Swimming just twice a week for 30m’s is a great way to get cardio exercise and not loose to much weight. When lifting heavy, a 5 min warm up is all you’ll need. Since i was already eating alot, i started having a protien shake after every gym session to help. Hope this helps!

skye June 3, 2012 at 4:13 pm

Julia what is the diet?? 6 meals per day? You gained 40 lbs? Please pass it along my friend. Best Wishes. Thank you so muh. God Bless you Julia

neo September 20, 2012 at 3:07 am

Julia please give the diet because i tried eating 6 times a day?
Thanks so muchhh.

Kelly September 20, 2012 at 10:17 pm

This is wonderful… I Am 35 have 3 teenage daughters & 4 yr old son. People always tell me I am to thin but I do eat…I did work out but only lost more …..renewing vows next year and would like not to see my bones in my dress……..Please any advice would be great …….God Bless…

fran March 1, 2013 at 3:54 pm

Hi I’m trying to gain like 10 pounds. what would you recommend i eat?

Debbie March 25, 2014 at 9:58 am

I am 55 years old a few years ago a parasite infected me for a year I lost a whole body. I am 92 lbs no boobs and no butt you can feel every bone in my body. I’m scared and upset because people treat me different I’ve been accused of everything from drugs to throwing up on purpose. I am on a mission . Financially strapped from medical bills so trainers and gyms are out. But I’m willing . Please help!

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