Is it normal to gain weight during puberty?
Hello, I am a 15 years old female. I gained almost 5 kgs. I was never overweight. I was always this underweight kid. I also don’t overeat. Should I be worried? Is it normal to gain weight during puberty?
@lalita Hello, it is normal to gain weight during puberty. Gaining 15 lbs or more during puberty is considered normal and necessary for proper growth and development. As a girl develops, her body will make more fat to allow for fuller thighs, stomach and breasts, and wider hips. In puberty, most girls do gain some. You may notice more body fat along the upper arms, thighs, and upper back. Your hips will grow rounder and wider; your waist will become narrower. It's important to eat a balanced diet, exercise daily, get plenty of sleep, and stay at a healthy weight during this time. Continue to see your primary health care provider for regular checkups, so you can feel your best.