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I want to go off the pill and lose weight or stay on?

I want to go off the pill and lose weight or stay on?

Not for weight loss: It's doubtful that going off the pill will result in much weight loss. Typically only 5-10 pounds are attributable to the pill. Better idea to decrease refined sweets and increase activity ...Read more

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Dr. Bernard Seif
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Lose Weight (Definition)

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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Would it be easier for me to lose weight if i stop using TriNessa (norgestimate and ethinyl estradiol)? (I use the pill to treat acne and cramps)

Would it be easier for me to lose weight if i stop using TriNessa (norgestimate and ethinyl estradiol)? (I use the pill to treat acne and cramps)

Minimal effect: The use of TriNessa (norgestimate and ethinyl estradiol) at most may be leading to a pound or two of weight change, so stopping it is not going to make a huge difference. It still boils down to you needing to take in fewer calories in what you eat or burn more calories with exercise. If you think that the pill is going to make some huge difference in your weight, it will not. ...Read more

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I'm taking the pill phentermine to loose weight. It has made me completely stop eating. What do I need to consume to live without eating.

This will backfire: On you. Trying to live without eating is a very unhealthy idea. You will gain weight in the end. As your body goes into starvation mode - your metabolic rate will drop. When your metabolic rate drops - you gain weight too easily. Maybe you are taking too much phentermine. Have you considered losing weight through exercise and healthy food intake? ...Read more

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Wanting to go on the pill because I have really bad acne due to pcos. I am afraid of not being able to loose weight while on the pill though.

Wanting to go on the pill because I have really bad acne due to pcos. I am afraid of not being able to loose weight while on the pill though.

Don't worry: Most birth control pills are not associated with weight gain, especially the newer pills with the newer progestins and lower doses of estrogen. Weight is easier to address than the acne and hormonal disturbances of pcos ….Follow your doctor's advice about the pills. ...Read more

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I am a 45 year old woman i weigh 176 i need to lose weight is there a good diet pill i can take?

I am a 45 year old woman i weigh 176 i need to lose weight is there a good diet pill i can take?

Diet and exercise: Make half your meal vegetables and fruits. Go for variety. And keep in mind that potatoes and french fries dont count. Choose whole grains & limit refined grains. Pick the healthiest sources of protein. Drink lots of water. Stay active. Check out http://www.Sparkpeople.Com or http://www.Myfitnesspal.Com. They offers nutrition, health, and fitness tools, support, and resources that are 100% free. ...Read more

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What dite pills can I take to lose weight?

What dite pills can I take to lose weight?

I would avoid them: Other than alli, which most patient don't like because of side effects (greasy stool), these agents are generally not approved for long term use because of unknown safety. And in my experience, everyone who takes them and then stops gains the weight right back. They are just not a good solution in the long run. I would make common sense changes in diet and exercise to safely lose weight. ...Read more