how to lose weight at 59

How to control weight gain from prednisone?

To manage weight gain, try eating a healthy diet by lowering the amount of sodium you eat, getting lots of lean protein, and hydrating with water.

How to increase appetite while taking prednisone?

Eat 5-6 small meals a day. Prednisone can cause an increase in appetite. You might be tempted to snack more than you are used to while taking prednisone. To counteract that temptation, try reducing the size of your meals and eating more often.

How to keep your body full longer?

Drinking more water can keep you fuller for longer, so if you have an increased appetite, try drinking a glass of water before you snack. Drinking water instead of soda or other sweetened beverages can also cut extra sugar and carbs out of your diet. If you are thirsty, you are probably dehydrated.

How much sodium should I take for weight gain?

Sodium causes fluid retention, which is one cause of weight gain that is common on prednisone. Keep your daily sodium intake below 2000 milligrams a day, if you can. You can reduce your sodium intake by not adding salt to your food and avoiding prepackaged or processed foods.

How much protein should I eat a day?

A healthy diet includes getting lean protein from sources like skinless chicken or turkey, tofu, and nuts. Most people need around 50-60 g of protein every day. A 3 ounces (85 g) serving of chicken or turkey has 19 g of protein. A serving of yogurt has around 17 g of protein. 1 egg has about 6 g of protein.

Who is Dr. Erik Kramer?

This article was medically reviewed by Erik Kramer, DO, MPH. Dr. Erik Kramer is a Primary Care Physician at the University of Colorado, specializing in internal medicine, diabetes, and weight management. He received his Doctorate in Osteopathic Medicine (D.O.) from the Touro University Nevada College of Osteopathic Medicine in 2012. Dr. Kramer is a Diplomate of the American Board of Obesity Medicine and is board certified. This article has been viewed 11,833 times.

Does prednisone cause weight gain?

But prednisone can also cause you to gain weight, fast due to an increase in appetite or water retention. Even though you can't control the side effects you experience on prednisone, you can do a lot to manage them.

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