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Losing Weight On Birth Control
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
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Will I have a better chance of losing baby weight off of birth control lo egestel or anything else?
Diet and exercise: The only birth control method linked with the aid the depo-provera shot. Being on birth control pills will not affect you positively or negatively. Waycross is a simple calculation of diet and exercise. It's hard and frustrating but that is the answer on how to lose weight. ...Read more
Exercise and diet: Exercising more than 30 mins day with moderate exertion and eating a healthy diet with lots of fresh fruits and vegetables can ensure your success towards reaching your desired weight and still being protected by a birth control of your choice. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I'm 230 pounds and want to get the Depo-Provera shot but I heard it make u gain weight and I'm trying to lose weight what is the best birth control to get?
Consider an IUD: Depo Provera (medroxyprogesterone) can result in weight gain because the Depo Provera (medroxyprogesterone) stimulates the appetite - if you eat more you will gain weight. A non-hormonal contraceptive such as the copper iud would offer excellent birth control with no effect on you weight. ...Read more
My weight has been gaining massively after 3 times of depo shot. Any other birth control method that helps losing weight?
COPPER IUD: Or the simultaneous use of condoms and spermicidal foam or gel ...Read more
My daughter is 15 she is on throyid med and birth control and metformin she has a hard time losing weight what can we do to help boost her metabilsm?
Physical activity: Your 15-year-old on thyroid medication, OCP and metformin, needs to be physically acitve, under the regular care of her endocrinologist and dietitian for structured weight management using a personalized healthy lifestyle recommendation. If at all possible rethink the birth control pills. I will be glad to discuss this further with you. Take care! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Can I gain weight after birth control? I lost my birth control becuause my insurance ran out, right after that I notice that my body was changing. While I was on birth control I was loosing weight but once I finished my last pack I stopped being able to l
Withdrawal of birth control is highly unlikely to cause weight gain. Without birth control you may be pregnant which can cause an initial, significant weight gain. Other issues are thyroid dysfunction. Sometimes the estrogen in oral contraceptives can cause nausea and now you may be relieved of this nausea.
Losing insurance should not prevent you from obtaining contraception. Wal-mart has very cheap birth control as does planned parenthood and neighborhood health clinics. The clinics can also evaluate for thyroid dysfunction. I would suggest that you check out one near you. ...Read more
I've been on birth control for like 2 weeks and I've been loosing weight even though I've been eating normally, is this normal?
Depends: There are many things that go into gaining or losing weight --- at your age, you are constantly growing, and will until about age 24, so you have a fairly high metabolism. I doubt that the birth controls are having any significant effect, unless you are having nausea that's reducing your ability to eat. I wouldn't worry about this, unless your weight loss continues, and then see your doctor asap. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Gain: If you are taking hormonal pills they frequently can cause you to retain water and thus gain weight. But remember, you are taking the pills to avoid getting pregnant. Any time that you do something there is a risk and there is a benefit. Yes, you may gain a little weight but you get the benefit of avoiding an unwanted pregnancy. Your choice! ...Read more
Eat healthy, eat less: To lose a pound a week, eat 500 calories less a day than you regularly eat. This can be accomplished by increasing your consumption of fresh fruits and vegetables to 5-7 servings a day. Have at least two servings of fruits and vegetables at each meals, and vegetables generally have less calories than fruit. Try to avoid fried and fatty foods. Consult a nutritionist for more information ...Read more
Work at it: Calories in (food) and calories out (excercise) determine weight loss-the pill does not prevent loss. ...Read more
How much weight will I lose after stopping birth control and how long will it take to lose that weight.
Unanswerable: Wow. This is a big question that is impossible to answer. There are so many variables...Including the fact that many people do not lose weight and many who do not put on weight with birth control. But on both parts of your questions "how much weight' and 'how fast' would be variable from female to female. ...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
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