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How to Lose Weight Gained From Taking Advair

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author image Nicole Hogan-Jenkins
Nicole Hogan-Jenkins began writing professionally in 2010. She is a certified personal trainer, sports nutrition specialist, fitness business owner and competitive fitness athlete. Hogan holds a Bachelor of Arts in journalism from Indiana University.
How to Lose Weight Gained From Taking Advair
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Advair is an inhalant used for the treatment of COPD, including chronic bronchitis, emphysema, or both, according to Advair.com. Prednisone and albuterol steroids in asthma medication can cause weight gain as a side effect. Unexpected weight gain can be a mentally frustrating. Losing weight requires burning more calories than you eat daily. Evaluate your current daily habits that may be causing weight gain. Consume a low fat diet and maintain an active lifestyle to keep extra pounds at bay.

Step 1

Consume smaller meals every three to four hours instead of three large meals per day. Eating five to six meals per day will keep you feeling satiated throughout the day and increase your metabolism. Digesting food burns calories, so you burn more calories all day, even at rest, according to Natural Health Magazine.

Step 2

Prepare your meals with natural foods like fresh produce, whole grains, lean meats, fish, eggs and low fat dairy. Eating unprocessed foods help keep you fuller with fewer calories so you eat less. Avoid processed foods like deli meats, frozen dinners and junk snacks that are packed with sodium, refined sugar and fat and encourage weight gain.

Step 3

Eat less. Track your meals in a food journal or with an online weight management tool like LIVESTRONG’s MyPlate. Add up your calories for three days and divide that number by three to calculate your average. Subtract 500 from your average to see the number of calories you need to lose about a pound per week.

Step 4

Train with resistance three to four days per week. Use dumbbells and body weight as resistance for exercises like squats, lunges, pull-ups, push-ups and crunches. Do four sets of 12 to 15 repetitions. Use heavy enough resistance so the last few reps are difficult to finish.

Step 5

Perform HIIT or high intensity interval training three times per week. Jog on the treadmill for one minute and walk for two minutes. Training in peaks and valleys keeps your body guessing and increases fat burn, according to The New York Times.

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