Reasons That Prevent You From Losing Weight

6. Taking medicine


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A host of drugs that treat diabetes, depression, high blood pressure, inflammatory disease (such as Prednisone, above) and more affect weight regulation. Some will make you hungrier and others stimulate your body to store fat. And if a drug affects the brain, there’s a good chance it affects weight. Ask your health care provider if an alternate drug or a lower dose could work, but don’t change your medications without discussing it first.