Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Weight Loss VS Weight Gain

Although the title of this article is a "weight loss versus weight gain", but that does not mean this was a boxing match, :). I want to try to discuss the facts for comparing the level of effort required between the weight loss program and the weight gain program. So far, there are many people often compare the difficulty level between them. Some say that the weight loss is harder than weight gain, but there is also a saying that weight loss is far easier than weight gain. I obviously don't know, which opinion you currently approved. Therefore, for more details, let us first trace the factors that support both programs.

ectomorph, mesomorph, and endomorph

Understand your body shape

In general, there are 3 types of the human body, they are : ectomorph, mesomorph, and endomorph. Although there is a theory said that there is also an hourglass shape and apple shape. As shown in the image above, that:
1. Ectomorph, is called a thin body shape. The body is straight from the top to the bottom. Waist and shoulders have the same size.
2. Endomorph, is a rounded body shape and fat, which tend to store a lot of fats in the body, especially in the abdomen and waist.
3. Mesomorph, is an athletic body shape. It has a small waist and ideal, but has a broad and muscular shoulders.

Ectomorph to mesomorph = weight gain | Endomorph to mesomorph = weight loss

If we talk about weight gain, then we should think about a changing from ectomorph to mesomorph. For women, having a ectomorph form may be a blessing, because women are skinny and tall can be a model. But unlike men, because men with ectomorph body may look less manly. People with ectomorph body has a high metabolic rate, making it very difficult to store fat in the body. If you think eating a lot will gain weight, then it is a wrong idea, because it will only lead to fatty deposits around the abdomen only, while the other parts will be still look skinny. So, there is only one healthy way to gain weight the ectomorph body shape, that is by increasing the muscle mass.

To increase the muscle mass, of course we have to do weight training. Unlike weight loss program, then the program should reduce the cardio activity, because the ectomorph body already has its high metabolism. Cardio exercise is still to be done for fitness, but it should be only in small portions. In doing weight training should also not be arbitrary, because the load used should also be a heavy burden.

Having to do heavy weight training, automatically, you will get a lot of damage cells, so  your sleep pattern should be kept. If you're in a weight gain program, it is taboo for you to stay up, because you have to meet the necessity of 8-9 hours your bedtime. And you need to know, that if in the middle of weight gain program, you do not regularly or even stop doing weight training, the muscles that are undergoing development period will shrink and make your previous exercise becomes useless.Increase in body weight by 1 kg to 2 kg per month is a very good result at all.
woman weighing

For the rule of nutrient you should eat, the weight gain implementers must consume more calories than normal amount he needs daily. If your daily calorie requirement is 2000 calori, then you need to consume 2300 calories. It's unlike weight loss program, isn't it? that must consume fewer calories than the amount of the daily calorie requirement. And one more thing that is very important is that you have to increase your protein needs, which the measure of the protein should be more than carbohydrates. If the normal diet was 35% protein, 45% carbohydrate and 20% fat, so, for the weight gain you have to convert it to 50% protein, 30% carbohydrate and 20% fat.

Now, let's look at a weight loss program. Because it's very often I discussed in my previous articles, then let us discuss in general terms. Weight loss is a changing from endomorph to mesomorph. The owner of endomorph body shape has a slow metabolic rate, making it prone to store fat and have a fat body. Therefore, the weight loss program implementers have to do sports activities are able to burn a lot of fat, which is cardio. Clearly contrary to the ectomorph, who have to reduce cardio activity, while the activity of weight training on the endomorph used to spend so fat carbohydrates can really burn. However, the owners of endomorph body still have to think of the body muscle formation, because muscle will increase the metabolism of our body. In addition to burn fat, the weight loss program also aims to increase the speed of your metabolism. Your bedtime is also something to keep you note, as well as the nutrients you should be consuming.

Judging from the facts above, I conclude that the difference between the weight gain and weight loss lies in the rule of "quantity". The portion that is needed in weight gain program, majority require more servings, such as strenuous exercise portions and eating. What is clear, to increase muscle mass it will take more effort, compared to just to burn fat. In fact, it's now apparent that the weight gain is more difficult than weight loss. However, in the end it all also depends on the persistence of your efforts. Perseverance, patience, mortification of the passions, and the true knowledge is the key to achieve your healthy life. :)


  1. My nickname for many years was Slim. I was rail thin and I liked it too. When I got to my 50s I noticed I was heavier. Not fat, but heavier. I could lose 10 pounds or so, but that's about it. I watch what I eat and I exercise regularly. You just have to.

    Have a terrific day. :)

    1. Mrs. Slim?? hehehe ^^v
      It is normal if a woman has entered the age of 50 years. Especially when women are experiencing menopause, because there will be many changes in a woman's body. Therefore, weight training can reduce the negative effects. If you still can maintain your weight until now, that is certainly a very good thing.

      Always be healthy :)

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