Foods for Gaining Weight

Foods for Gaining Weight

There are times when people need to gain weight in order to stay healthy. Being overweight is not the only problem that people have to deal with. Being underweight also has its unhealthy effects in the body. If you find yourself underweight for your age and body profile, you might need to gain a bit more weight. But you would have to do it the healthy way. A good way to gain weight is by eating more during breakfast. Breakfast, being the most important meal of the day, may be the best option for…

Weight Gain May Up Women's Heartburn

Weight Gain May Up Women's Heartburn

A lot of people can get heartburn, that painful and burning sensation you feel in the esophagus. This pain often rises to the chest and even radiates to the neck, throat, or the angle of the jaw. And even though the skinniest of persons can get heartburn, more cases are detected on people with excess weight.More about heartburnAlso referred to as “pyrosis,” heartburn is usually associated with regurgitation of gastric acid. Despite the term, heartburn has nothing to do with the heart. It is call…

Body Fat and Losing Weight

Body Fat and Losing Weight

Watching your weight is more than just regularly scaling yourself. Besides losing weight, one should also look out for body fat. The weight you see might be deceiving you.  You may appear to be overweight but the amount of fat in your body might just be appropriate for you. Some may carry hidden fat.A more accurate measurement of one’s physical condition is the body fat percentage. This is the percentage of weight that is made up of fat. Similar terms are body fat ratio and body composition.Dete…

Building a Healthy Body Image

Building a Healthy Body Image

We’ve all experienced looking at the rail thin models on magazines and wished we looked more like them. We look at ourselves and feel fat in comparison. Having an unhealthy body image is a problem that most women face. Low self-esteem is often the root cause of an unhealthy body image. The first step in ending the destructive cycle of self hate is in recognizing the problem and addressing the causes. You may have been unceasingly teased about your weight when you were a child but that doesn’t me…