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Avoiding weight gain when you are on prednisolone

Healthy Living | Last Active: Mar 4, 2021 | Replies (13)

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@dowagerginger I have similar problems with food. I can eat but still feel hungry. I am working on it because being at home so much I have gained some weight. I'm happy to say that yesterday I did OK with managing my intake. My weight gain also started with an injury. I was just beginning to lose that weight and the pandemic happened so, my weight went in the opposite direction.

I have been on prednisone since I had my transplant in September 2016 and like you, I do not think it caused a weight gain in me at all. It did cause my bones to turn to swiss cheese though.

@johnbishop I know many people have success with intermittent fasting but being mildly diabetic I don't think it would work on me. When I get up in the morning I am sometimes light-headed and really need to eat ASAP. I think the best fast I could do would be from 8 at night until 8 in the morning and doesn't the fasting time exceed 12 hours? I think my son is doing intermittent fasting which is sort of funny. He is the most disciplined and fit person I know. There's not an ounce of fat on him.

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JK @contentandwell, That might be a good question to post in the – Low-carb healthy fat living. Intermittent fasting. What’s your why? discussion: https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/low-carb-healthy-fat-living-intermittent-fasting-whats-your-why/

When I first started fasting there were times when I was hungry (heck, truth be known, I've always been hungry!). Now that I've been doing 20/4 sprinkled with 18/6 fasting I never feel hungry and most of the time feel satiated after my meals. It's been known to reverse type 2 diabetes and some people no longer need to take insulin after reversing the diabetes. You should join the discussion, lots of good reference information and sharing.