How to Gain Weight to Be Curvy

Although many people want to lose weight and get a slimmer physique, there are some who have the opposite desire--they'd like to gain weight and get more curves. If you're one of those people, you can do so by increasing your calorie intake and performing exercises that help build and tone your muscles. Similar to those who check with a doctor before losing weight, you should consult your physician before you embark on a weight-gaining plan.

Increase your calories by 250 to 500 each day to gain .5 to 1 pound per week. Spread the extra calories out over the day to avoid feeling stuffed at one meal.

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Choose healthy additions to supplement a regular diet of fresh vegetables and fruit, lean protein, fiber-rich whole grains and lowfat dairy. Add powdered milk to beverages, smoothies or soup, and sprinkle a handful of nuts into your yogurt or on a salad.

Track your daily caloric intake to make sure you consume the extra calories you need to gain weight and get curvier. Keeping tabs on what you eat can also help you ensure you're making healthy selections.

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Maintain cardiovascular health and tone your butt, hips and thighs for more defined curves by participating in aerobic activities that engage the lower body muscles. Bike, jog or swim for 150 minutes per week to for good heart health, recommends the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Perform strength-training workouts two to three times per week, for 20 minutes to tone and define the muscles of your lower and upper body. Work your upper and lower body evenly to gain curves in your chest, hip and butt area, or focus your efforts on your lower body if you want to gain curves in your hip area.


Overeating to gain weight is not a healthy approach to becoming curvier. Avoid fast and processed foods that offer little nutritional value.

While speaking to your doctor, discuss a healthy weight range for you to avoid gaining too much weight and placing your health at-risk.