BC and weight gain

posted 1 year ago in Wellness
Post # 2
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2016

Absolutely do not take diet pills.

If you are still at a healthy weight rather than focusing on weight loss, focus on body recomp. Join a gym, get a person trainer, start a weight lifting program.

Post # 4
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2016

I wasn’t suggesting it for weight loss. I was suggesting it to build muscle which can help change the way your body looks giving you a slimmer look without weight loss. Swimming is great but adding in a strength training (weights) could be very beneficial.

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lauralaura123 :  

Post # 6
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Worker bee

Hey girl! I’m so sorry this is happening to you. Here’s what I would suggest: go get your blood tested to see what your hormone levels are! I know hormonal birth control can wreck havoc on some peoples’ hormones. Definitely do not keep skipping meals or take diet pills. Been there, don’t that. Both don’t work. Skipping meals only makes you hungrier and slows down your metabolism. 

Post # 8
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2016

Yes, strength training absolutely helps with looking slimmer. You don’t necessarily need to do “hardcore” weights either. 

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lauralaura123 :  

Post # 9
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Helper bee

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lauralaura123 :   

some Bees have suggested weight training, blood tests and more, but you keep responding ‘not for me’ and citing your reasoning. Based on this, it seems you have made up your mind on the topic.

Your best course of action is through health care: talk to the doctor who prescribed the BC. There are potentially alternative BC pills you could try – they are not all the same. Getting your bloodwork tested, as suggested by 

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lablonde6 :  is a good first step: your hormone levels are not dictated only by the BC, and there are other vitamin and mineral deficiencies to look for. 

Post # 11
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Busy bee

Switch to a different BC pill. Not all of them cause weight gain. I had to try 3 different pills before I found one that didn’t cause any side effects. Tell your doctor the side effects of this pill are intolerable and you want to try a different one.

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