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How Do You Lose Weight While Taking Prometrium?

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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 Do You Lose Weight While Taking Prometrium?
Make healthy changes to your lifestyle to lose weight while taking Prometrium. Photo Credit Jupiterimages/Photos.com/Getty Images

Prometrium is a brand name for the hormone progestin, which is used to treat a variety of conditions. Doctors use Prometrium primarily for treating women who do not have a menstrual period due to a lack of progesterone in the body. A common side effect of Prometrium is weight gain. Weight loss revolves around burning more calories than you consume to create a deficit. Adopt healthy eating habits and exercise regularly to encourage weight loss while taking Prometrium.

Step 1

Visit your doctor before starting a weight loss program while undergoing treatment with Prometrium. Discuss possible complications associated with increased activity levels. Do not play with your dosage in an attempt to lose weight.

Step 2

Decrease your daily calorie intake to create a deficit. Write down everything you eat in a food journal, or use an online weight management tool, such as LIVESTRONG’s MyPlate. Track your calorie totals for three days. Add up your totals and divide by three to calculate the average number you consume. Subtract 500 from your average to calculate your daily calorie goal to lose about 1 pound per week.

Step 3

Adjust your eating habits to promote weight loss. Eat foods in their natural form, such as fruits, vegetables, healthy fats such as avocado and olive oil, whole grains, low-fat dairy, lean red meats, fish and poultry. Stay away from processed or canned foods, which can be high in sodium and refined sugars that might sabotage your weight loss efforts.

Step 4

Engage in resistance training workouts three times per week to increase lean muscle mass and boost metabolism. Perform compound exercises that recruit multiple muscle groups at the same time so you burn more calories. Execute exercises such as situps, lunges, pushups, squats, tricep dips, overhead shoulder presses and bent-over rows for three sets of 15 repetitions.

Step 5

Perform 30 minutes of aerobic activity four days per week to burn stored body fat and improve cardiovascular health. Walk on the treadmill, ride the stationary bike, glide on the elliptical machine or join a group fitness class, such as step aerobics.

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