There are three types of women who don’t get any sympathy: natural blonde’s, women with big breasts, and ‘skinny’ women. The sad fact of the matter is that most of the population thinks that they’d like to have one or more of the above attributes, but for any woman who is underweight, it’s no laughing matter. Not having enough body weight can pose just as many potentially severe health issues as having too much body weight both in terms of physical and emotional issues. Here are some tips on how to gain weight for women.
The first thing you need to keep in mind is that you don’t want to gain a lot of body fat. Too much fat is too much fat no matter what your overall weight may be. Even if your number on the scale is low if your body is made up of a high percentage of fat you can be at risk for the same health issues that anyone else who is overweight will suffer from. There are a lot of very thin starlets who actually have a high percentage of fat and not enough lean muscle. There are also some huge football players that may seem like they are at risk because of their size but since they have a lot of lean muscle and very little body fat they may actually be in better shape than the skinny starlets.
What you should do is to concentrate on packing on lean muscle. That way you can get the toned physique that many people would envy. Many women are afraid of getting too bulky and for that reason will avoid lifting weights at all or will limit the amount of weight they lift to only very small amounts. This is wrong. If you don’t challenge your body by slowly increasing the amount of weight you are lifting than you won’t get the muscle definition that will make you look hot and like you are in great shape.
It’s virtually impossible for women to get really bulky, they’re just not built that way. Unless you work out full time and eat only the very best food everyday, you simply aren’t going to get too big.
What you should do if you want to move from being skinny to being toned and fit is to make weights a bigger part of your workout routine while cutting back on cardio. Most people do more cardio than they really need anyway. They think that if they don’t spend their 30 minutes or so on the treadmill they won’t burn fat. What everyone should be doing whether they need to gain weight or lose weight, is to add some lean muscle to their body. For the skinny girls that will make you look toned and fit and for those people who need to lose weight, the more lean muscle they have the higher their metabolism will burn and the more fat they will lose all day everyday.
So for those women out there that have trouble gaining enough weight this information on how to gain weight for women should help. Go for it and you’ll be happy with the results.