Our expert says:
Unfortunately some, but not all women, tend to gain weight when they use female hormone therapy (the pill, and HRT). It think you should discuss this problem with the dr who is treating you with the contraceptive to see if you cannot either change to another type of pill or another type of contraceptive method which does not cause weight gain. It may also be useful to consult a clinical dietitian (visit the Association for Dietetics in SA Website at: www.adsa.org.za and click on "Find a Dietitian" to find a dietitian in your area), so that she/he can assess what could be causing your problem with losing weight. In the meanwhile do as much aerobic exercise as possible (running, jogging, skipping, cycling, swimming, join a gym or Walk for Life) every day for 30 or more minutes to stimulate your appetite and use the low-fat diet that worked in the past for you.
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