Weight loss: There are multiple reasons for gaining weight. Some medicines also lead to a rapid weight gain. Usually, this is one of the most common side effects of medication. You must be wondering that even after sticking to a balanced diet, working out etc. you still are gaining a lot of weight. Some medicines like diabetes medicines, migraine medicines, antidepressants etc. lead to weight gain. Medicines contain steroids like Corticosteroids which disturbs the water level in the body and disturbs the hormones of the body. This leads to weight gain. If you are on some medication and gaining weight, then here are some healthy ways to lose weight easily. (Also read: Which medicines are beneficial for healthy weight gain)
Weight loss: How to lose the weight gained due to the consumption of certain medicines?
- Consume fibres
- Cut down sugar consumption
- Take potassium-rich food
- Eat in small portions
- Avoid unhealthy snacking
One must consume a fibre rich diet to lose weight. Fibre helps to lose weight by regulating the bowel movement. It also helps you to feel fuller for a longer time and thus prevents calorie consumption. One must eat sprouts, broccoli, oats. flaxseeds, oranges etc.
Cut down sugar consumption
Consumption of excess sugar directly leads to weight gain. So, stop consuming artificial sugar. Restrict your consumption of cold drinks, soda, canned juices etc.
Take potassium-rich food
Taking a potassium-rich diet helps to lose weight gained due to medication. Potassium helps to flush out the sodium from the body and balances the body weight. Thus, one must eat spinach, sweet potato, avocado, coconut water etc.
Eat in small portions
Do not eat in large portions at one time. Take 4-5 meals a day and eat in small portions. Eat healthy fats and stop eating high-calorie food. This will help you to lose weight.
Avoid unhealthy snacking
Snacking is must between your meals but you need to snack healthy. You can always eat a handful of nuts or a fruit as a healthy snack. Do not eat fried and junk as snacks.
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These are some of the ways in which you can lose the weight gained due to medicines. You can read this article in Hindi as well.