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Does Mirena Make You Lose Weight
Hi i'm on the mirena (levonorgestrel) IUD i was reading online and some people say that the mirena (levonorgestrel) can make it difficult for you to lose weight is this true?
Many people resolve to lose weight in the New Year for different reasons. For those who are overweight or obese, there are many health benefits to losing weight. It can help decrease your chances of developing diseases including diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, osteoarthritis, and even certain types of cancer. Low-calorie diets combined with increased physical activity are thought to be most effective long term. The healthiest weight loss regimen, therefore, is one that consists of making lifestyle changes that incorporate a balanced diet ...Read more
The same weight loss: Principals will apply whether or not you are using mirena (levonorgestrel). Eat healthfully ; be physically active. Aim for 7.5 to 8 hrs of sleep / night. Hydrate w at least 64 oz of water / day. Calories burned must > calories consumed. Do both cardio ; weight training. You can mix ; match different kinds of physical exercise. This site helps determine calories burned for > 100 activities:. ...Read more
Im26 i'm 5'6 and weigh 163 lbs. I have mirena (levonorgestrel) and im coconsidered overweight. I have tried every thing under the sun to lose weight can some one help?
Losing weight: To lose weight, get ur resting metabolism rate done(weight loss centers do this). This determines the total number of calories you need to lose 1-2lbs/week. Decreasing 500cal/day will give you a 1lb wt loss in 1wk; drink water (1/2 your body weight), eat small meals about 150-200cal 2-4x/(depending on your metabolism rate) and 500cal/meal at night: lean protein/veggies; avoid carbs, . ...Read more
Difficulty losing weight with mirena (levonorgestrel) iud? What effect is the mirena (levonorgestrel) having on this?
I recently switched from Depo-Provera to mirena (levonorgestrel) due to extreme weight gain. When will i begin to lose the added Depo-Provera weight?
No magic: The weight you gain (not all women do) is "real" weight. It is not water weight and will not come off quickly. Luckily you will not experience this with Mirena (levonorgestrel) - a very good choice on your part. Dr. Oz (google on internet) has a very good two week weight loss diet that will get you started in the right direction. It's going to be diet and exercise, difficult kind of work, that will shed the lbs. ...Read more