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How can I lose weight on paxil (paroxetine)?

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Dr. Samuel Miles
Psychiatry
5 doctors agree

In brief: Eat thoughtfully

On or off paxil, (paroxetine) you will lose weight if you eat fewer calories than you need.
Unfortunately, it takes longer to lose weight than to gain it. If you eat too little, your body goes into conservation mode, and you won't lose weight. So, eat frequent small balanced low calorie meals. And be consistent and patient! your doctor can give you individual guidance. Weight watchers is helpful to many.

In brief: Eat thoughtfully

On or off paxil, (paroxetine) you will lose weight if you eat fewer calories than you need.
Unfortunately, it takes longer to lose weight than to gain it. If you eat too little, your body goes into conservation mode, and you won't lose weight. So, eat frequent small balanced low calorie meals. And be consistent and patient! your doctor can give you individual guidance. Weight watchers is helpful to many.
Dr. Samuel Miles
Dr. Samuel Miles
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Dr. Barbara Srur
Psychiatry
3 doctors agree

In brief: Healthy habits

Pay attention to minimize empty calories such as found in soda, fruit juice, and alcohol.
Also avoid fried foods. Increase your intake of water, vegetables and fruit. Degrease the portion size during your meals. Be mindful when eating and try to chew at least 20-30 times for each mouthful. Daily exercise is essential. Do not eat close to bed time.

In brief: Healthy habits

Pay attention to minimize empty calories such as found in soda, fruit juice, and alcohol.
Also avoid fried foods. Increase your intake of water, vegetables and fruit. Degrease the portion size during your meals. Be mindful when eating and try to chew at least 20-30 times for each mouthful. Daily exercise is essential. Do not eat close to bed time.
Dr. Barbara Srur
Dr. Barbara Srur
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Dr. Michael Rothman
Internal Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: Nutrient dense foods

Eat foods that are nutrient dense (like meat, fish, poultry, eggs, cheese, low starch vegatables and water) avoid foods that are not nutrient dense (like starches and sugars, including fruit) nutrient dense foods will increase your basal metabolic rate.
On the other hand, starches and sugars impair thyroid metabolism via affects on your liver (which helps activate thyroid hormone).

In brief: Nutrient dense foods

Eat foods that are nutrient dense (like meat, fish, poultry, eggs, cheese, low starch vegatables and water) avoid foods that are not nutrient dense (like starches and sugars, including fruit) nutrient dense foods will increase your basal metabolic rate.
On the other hand, starches and sugars impair thyroid metabolism via affects on your liver (which helps activate thyroid hormone).
Dr. Michael Rothman
Dr. Michael Rothman
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