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How To Keep Weight Down While On Birth Control
Eat less & exercise: The key to losing weight is to eat less, but not all calories are created equal. Sugars & simple carbs from grains esp cause weight gain. I like dr. Furhman's diet: www.Drfuhrman.Com/library/foodpyramid.Aspx dr. Weil has useful info: www.Huffingtonpost.Com/andrew-weil-md/carbohydrates-weight-loss_b_1937312.Html- see his "discuss that" link in his article. Exercise is also important. Good luck! ...Read more
Contraceptiion is a means of preventing conception (or fertilization). There are hormonal and non hormonal methods of preventing sperm and egg from meeting. Talk to your doctor or clinic about what options are best for you. There are short acting methods (condoms, pills, patch, ring) and long ...Read more
Good nutrition: Although the oral contraceptive pills do slightly affect thyroid levels by increasing thyroid binding globulin the minimal dosage of the pill no longer causes "estrogen bloating and water retention, a leading cause in weight gain. Eat a proper balanced diet, exercise, and get plenty of sleep and you will not "look like the stay puff marshmellow man". ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
On which birth conrol method am i least likely to gain weight? And if you gain weight on birth control, can the weight go away over time if u quit?
Non hormonal methods: Best long term birth control with no chance of weight gain is the copper iud (paragard). New birth control pills don't cause weight gain like the older ones did. But some people want no hormones at all. That's paragard. The depo shot causes the most drastic weight gain. ...Read more
Hard job: It may not be even possible to be honest with you because no matter what you do, your hormonal profile will make it so, that even healthiest diets and most rigorous exercise routine will fail. If you are not ready to give up on your implant, though, the standard advice would be healthy diet and exercise - plenty of info on that on this web side. Sorry, could not be more helpful! ...Read more
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
What to if I am on the weight watchers diet will i start gaining weight if i get on birth control pills?
See below: You shouldn't gain any significant weight attributable to the pill. ...Read more
I've gained a lot if weight on birth control. I'm trying to get my body back can you loose weight if your still on birth control?
Yes.: The weight gain can be controlled to some degree by food intake. The weight gain should only be mild. If you diet and are careful you can maintain a better weight and still take birth control. YOu may want to consult your doctor for better advice on weight control and dieting. BEst wishes ...Read more
Is it bad to take birth control on and off? Keep forgetting to take daily. Can oral birth control cause you to retain water?
Pregnancy: It's not bad in that it would cause harm. On the other hand if you are forgetting pills then it wont do its job and prevent an unplanned pregnancy and is likely to trigger irregular menstrual bleeding. Perhaps the pill is not the best choice for you. Consider an iud or another method that requires less remembering. ...Read more
Depo and Alcohol: Alcohol does not seem to affect the depo-provera or birth control shot directly. However, the more use of alcohol, the more reduction in inhibitions, the more likely to have multiple sexual partners, and the more likely to have sexually transmitted disease. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Need help when on birth control pills. How many years is it okay to stay on the pill, before you will need a break?
No break necessary: Another old wives' tale disproved -- years of research and real world use has shown that constant, years long use of bcps is not dangerous, but actually provides health benefits: less iron deficiency anemia, lighter periods, fewer ovarian cysts, and fewer breast cysts, for example. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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