No. Most patients do not gain weight. Women have hormonally sensitive tissue in their hips and breasts. An increase in hormone may increase the size of these areas, mostly due to water weight. However, if a patient’s hormonesare corrected and they train with weights, they will notice muscle growthand definition. Muscle growth increases the basal metabolic rate, whichincreases calorie burning efficiency. Most patients hit a wall where caloricneeds exceed caloric intake. The body then turns to fat stores for energy. Fatseemingly melts off the body. Muscle per cubic centimeter weighs twice asmuch as fat. A given patient may notice their clothes getting looser, but theirweight stays the same.