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Is there a way to stay on 10 Lexapro (escitalopram) and stop gaining weight?

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Dr. Pamela Pappas
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In brief: Yes

You need to be very careful with your food plan, and also increase aerobic exercise daily.
Avoid sugars, simple carbohydrates, and highly processed foods. Instead, eat fresh veggies, lean proteins, healthy fats (like avocado, olive oil, coconut oil, omega-3's, etc), some fruits, and complex whole-grains like quinoa, amaranth, brown rice, etc. Weight training will increase metabolism too.

In brief: Yes

You need to be very careful with your food plan, and also increase aerobic exercise daily.
Avoid sugars, simple carbohydrates, and highly processed foods. Instead, eat fresh veggies, lean proteins, healthy fats (like avocado, olive oil, coconut oil, omega-3's, etc), some fruits, and complex whole-grains like quinoa, amaranth, brown rice, etc. Weight training will increase metabolism too.
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