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How to lose weight on birth control? 10 points!?

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September 19, 2019 / By Anetta
Question: I know this is probably going to sound stupid, but I just go on the scale and saw that I was 120 pounds! It may seem stupid, but before I started depo I was like 105-108. I was on depo over 6 months, but desided to go on the pill right after I quit depo and have been on the pill for 2 months. Did I gain all this weight on birth control alone? Is there any way I can lose 5-10 pounds while on birth control? Please help. What can I do to get back to my old weight or can't I? Is their any birth contol pills that help you lose weight?
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Wilburn Wilburn | 5 days ago
Well, I don't know what depo is...but some of the weight gain is more than likely water weight. Birth control does that to you. I don't know of any pills that can make you 'lose weight', but I am on Trinessa (off brand of Ortho-TriCyclen) and I didn't gain weight, but I have a high metabolism so it may be different for other people. Best I can say is it's prob water weight.
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Wilburn Originally Answered: Does the birth control pill prevent weight loss? Has anyone else experienced difficulty losing weight while on birth control?
Yes, it's notoriously hard to lose weight while on the pill, and very, very easy to gain weight on it even if you're following a good diet. That's just the nature of the pill, the extra hormones cause weight gain. Just do your best to get a lot of exercise and stick to a lower calorie low sugar diet. It does take longer to lose weight on the pill but the upside is that's the beast way to lose it anyway- very slowly and gradually. All of this is better than getting pregnant!

Sawyer Sawyer
walk your lunch outside or to another location in the office instead of sitting and eating at your desk
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Nathan Nathan
try chewing gum sounds dumb but i had the same prob and i chewed gum all the time and only ate when my stomach was growling and it helped but side effects are upto 20lbs w/ birth control i used depo and gained like 25 so stay away from it. a little weight is better than 40lbs and a baby, and stetch marks, so if all else fails deal with a few extra lbs.
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Kerr Kerr
fast food is salty food if you cut back on the salt in a few weeks youll be able to better taste the natural salts in food and may not crave the junk as much as you used to
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Kerr Originally Answered: What is the best type of birth control after birth? w/ little or no weight gain?
It's difficult to speak definitively about weight gain and birth control, simply because so many women have different responses- some women gain weight on one form of birth control, while others maintain their weights or even lose weight. Unfortunately, it often requires simply trying a few different forms until you hit one that fits all of your criteria. If you're looking for non-hormonal forms of non-permanent birth control, your options are as follows: 1) Abstinence (estimated failure rate between 26% and 86%, as noted here: http://www.sexetc.org/story/deciding_sex... ) 2) Natural Family Planning/Fertility Awareness Based Methods (between 78% and 88% effective in typical use and between 95% and 97% effective in perfect use) 3) Male Condom (85% effective in typical use and 98% effective in perfect use) 4) Withdrawal (82% effective in typical use and 96% effective in perfect use) 5) Diaphragms (84% effective in typical use, 94% effective in perfect use) 6) Cervical Caps (84% effective for typical use and 91% effective for perfect use in women who have never given birth; 68% effective for typical use and 74% effective for perfect use in women who have given birth) 7) Female Condom (79% effective in typical use and 95% effective in perfect use) 8) Spermicides (71% effective in typical use and 85% effective in perfect use) 9) Sponge (84% effective in typical use and 91% effective in perfect use in women who have not given birth; 68% effective in typical use and 80% effective in perfect use in women who have given birth) 10) Continuous Breastfeeding (95% effective in typical use, 98% effective in perfect use) 11) ParaGard IUD (99.2% effective in typical use, 99.4% effective in perfect use). Mirena (99.9% effective in both typical and perfect use) is also an IUD, but it is hormonal, unlike the Paragard, which is not. Paragard can be used while breasfeeding and provides continuous pregnancy prevention for 10 years and can be removed anytime within that 10 year period. Mirena prevents pregnancy for up to 5 years and while there are no official recommendations against breastfeeding, it should be noted that a very low level of the hormones can be transmitted via breast milk. It's up to you to talk to your doctor about these options and get the necessary information to make a decision. Don't feel ashamed or embarrassed to tell your doctor that weight fluctuation as a side effect is a serious concern of yours, and that you want recommendations that take this into account. And again, don't feel like you have to be tied down to any one type of contraception- try a few different types and see what works best. Hope that helps and good luck!

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