Our expert says:
Contraceptive hormone treatments can indeed cause weight gain. So please discuss this with the dr who is prescribing your injections. You can try eating an energy-reduced, low-fat, high-fibre diet (click on 'Diet' at the top of this page, 'Weight loss', ‘Balanced diet’ and then on 'Slimming Diet' for a copy of such a diet), which should prevent you feeling hungry all the time and assist with weightloss. If you can do 40 min of exercise for 4 days a week, that would also help to counteract the gain. Concentrate on doing aerobic exercises like running, skipping, cycling, swimming, rather than working with weights.
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