Have you recently gained weight from prescription steroids? Gaining weight can be frustrating. However, there is good news. You can lose weight after steroids and return to your previous weight range.
Begin a daily exercise program at home to lose weight after steroids. You should alternate days of cardiovascular workouts and strength-building workouts for your exercise program.
Begin daily meditation and relaxation techniques to reduce stress. Stress reduction will help with mental health and weight loss.
Start a new sport that requires movement and leaving your home. For example, take up roller skating, paintball or tennis.
Eat a bowl of high-fiber, no-sugar-added cereal with skim milk daily for breakfast. This will curb your hunger for the remainder of the day.
Increase your fiber intake with leafy green, raw vegetables and whole-wheat grain products. You will feel full faster and longer with high-fiber foods.
Serve food on smaller plates to encourage appropriate-size portions and smaller meals. Stop eating when you feel full. You don’t have to clean your plate at every meal.
Increase the amount of water you drink daily. Squeeze a slice of fresh lemon into each glass. Drink water instead of caffeine drinks, alcohol or soda products.
Chew your food longer to allow it to start digesting in your mouth. Set your eating utensil down between bites to discourage eating too quickly. When you eat more slowly, you increase the chances of feeling full sooner.
Replace refined sugar products with natural fruits, vegetables and nuts. Eat a light, low-calorie snack twice daily between meals to maintain metabolism and reduce cravings for inappropriate foods.
Tips & Warnings
- Keep a food journal. Study it and learn how to eat more healthful foods that you enjoy. Season your food with spices instead of mayonnaise and dressings.
- Eat only when you’re hungry. Eating for comfort will cause you to gain further weight.