I was so scared when I started on the pill, because I’d heard exactly that. It’s pretty much a huge myth that you’ll gain weight while on the pill, because it used to be a problem back in the 60’s when it was invented, but these days it doesn’t really matter because the hormones are very different.
Pretty much what happens is that you might seem to gain weight because it can cause your body to retain water more than usual and can also act as an appetite stimulant. A group of international researchers recently reviewed 39 of the best clinical trials involving birth control and found no statistical evidence that the pills caused an increase in weight. The findings were the same whether the women took combined oral contraceptives (those containing estrogen and progestin) or the progestin-only version known as the mini-Pill.
That doesn’t mean that you, personally, will not gain weight on the Pill, however; it only means that there is no statistical evidence connecting the Pill to increased weight.
In the end I ended up gaining weight haha, but it was because I was partying all the time and eating shit without working out, not because of the pill I was taking. Talk to your doctor, do your research and make an informed decision for yourself :)
Aw! Thanks man. Ok, my pleasure. I have stopped tracking my calories and have been feeling like I should start tracking what I eat again anyway! I’ll start as of tomorrow :) xxxx
Yeah man, try making veggie chips, they’re still crunchy and satisfying but without being junk. All you do is thinly slice your fave veggies (I love kale chips) add a little oil, then bake them in the oven ‘till they’re crunchy. Also popcorn and delish fruit like grapes, mango, pineapple, etc. FUCKING SUGAR SNAP PEAS YES.
Pretty much anything, if you buy healthy food, then when you get hungry/baked you won’t be tempted to eat junk.
Orrrrrr if you don’t get high like all the time, just eat whatever you want and use it as your ‘off’ day :)
Haha, thank you! I stopped eating meat the day we learnt about how it affects your body, when I was in my biology class at University.
Why am I transitioning to vegan? I just want to reduce the amount of suffering that I, personally, am responsible for.
Vomiting after a workout 100% means something is going wrong or you’re doing something wrong.
You probably overexerted yourself, that’s a pretty hard workout haha! Pretty much what happens is your body goes into shock, could be from heat, dehydration (you should be sipping water before during and after your workout), or just from exhaustion. Your body stops caring about the stomach and just makes sure it’s able to keep your most important organs working, so it just kicks out whatever’s in your stomach.
It’s not a huge issue if it’s only happened the one time, but if it keeps happening it can cause a whole heap of problems. Just try to ease up on how hard you’re pushing yourself, you wanna stay between 70 and 85 percent of maximum heart rate.
One of the largest causes of workout sickness is low blood sugar. If your body has already used up its stores of calories you may start to sweat more than usual, feel dizzy and nauseous and pass out. The best prevention is to ensure that you eat a meal of at least 300 calories, which includes protein and carbohydrates, before your workout.
I always have a light snack before I workout like a banana or peanut butter and apple or something. Exercising with too much in your tummy can cause vomiting but so can having too little in there!
Woo! Well done! Keep it up. Remember to write down your goals and how you’re going each day in some sort of journal! It’ll make things alot easier, I promise! Have an amazing day and good luck to you and your boyfriend on your journey! xxo
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