Avoiding weight gain when you are on prednisolone

Posted by mmr1984 @mmr1984, Dec 14, 2020

Hello

How do you avoid weight gain when on prednisolone? What diet you should take?

Thanks

Hello @mmr1984, You will notice I changed your title a little to better describe your question and bring other members into the discussion. It's a really good question and I wished I would have known to ask it my first time around with prednisone when I was diagnosed with PMR. I gained around 40+ pounds. Here are some tips that you may find helpful.

– Tips for Reversing Prednisone Weight Gain: https://www.verywellhealth.com/how-can-i-lose-prednisone-weight-gain-1942985

I started looking at diet and lifestyle changes for helping with my autoimmune diseases after reading Dr. Terry Wahls book – The Wahls Protocol. She has an amazing story about how diet helped her MS symptoms – https://terrywahls.com/about/about-terry-wahls/

Have you considered getting an appointment with a dietician to discuss a plan to help avoid a weight gain on prednisolone?

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Thanks @johnbishop ..I am planning to meet a dietician. Right now I started exercising and controlling my diet.

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@mmr1984

Thanks @johnbishop ..I am planning to meet a dietician. Right now I started exercising and controlling my diet.

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speaking personally, you will be successful doing your approach. Calories in, calories out!

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@mmr1984, I believe you are taking prednisolone after having had a kidney transplant. Your question reminded me of this blog post by Mayo Clinic transplant experts:
– Weight Gain After Transplant: Where Does it Come From and How to Get Rid of It https://connect.mayoclinic.org/page/transplant/newsfeed-post/weight-gain-after-transplant-where-does-it-come-from-and-how-to-get-rid-of-it-2/

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@mmr1984

Thanks @johnbishop ..I am planning to meet a dietician. Right now I started exercising and controlling my diet.

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@mmr1984, Now that we are finished with the holidays and overload of 'must have' food ads, I want to drop by and ask how things are going for you.
I tend to do best when I combine healthier eating along with exercise. It just seems like I am better motivated to stick with my plan. Right now, I am in the 'got-to-get-with-it mode.

What kind of exercise are you starting with?
Have you met with a dietician yet? How did it go?

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