How to Lose Weight After Getting Off Birth Control

After you’ve been on the pill for a while, you might start to wonder what will happen when you stop taking it. Will you just go back to your old ways? Will your body start changing? These are some of the most common questions facing women who decide to get off birth control. Fortunately, the answer is yes, most of the time. But it does take a little bit of planning and some patience.

Make A List Of The Changes You Want To See

When you’re first deciding to get off birth control, it’s a good idea to make a list of all the changes you want to see in yourself. Then you can cross off the items as you go. That way, you’ll know what needs to be done and you’ll be able to keep track of what you’ve accomplished. Here’s a short list of some of the common changes women report after getting off birth control: 

  • A lot of women report losing their period once they stop taking the pill. If that’s you, you might not know what to expect when you get your period again. Will you just want to relax and enjoy being back in touch with nature?
  • Around 75% of women report seeing a change in the way their bodies react to food once they get off the pill. Do you notice yourself getting hungry more often than usual? Seeking out foods that you know will make you feel fuller?
  • A lot of women notice that their bodies don’t need to be as active as they used to in order to stay healthy. Do you want to lead a more relaxed life? Would you like to be able to go on walks without feeling that you’re going to break a sweat?
  • Many women report seeing a difference in the way their bodies respond to hot temperatures. Does it feel like your body is adjusting to the cold winter months? Would you like to feel more comfortable in warmer temperatures?
  • A lot of women notice that their bodies don’t produce as much estrogen as they used to. Does that worry you? Remember, estrogen dominance is a very serious condition that can lead to certain types of cancer. You might want to think about whether or not you want to continue down that road. Cancer is one of the many health problems that you could get if you keep going down that road.

Decide How You’re Going To Handle The Changes

The changes that you experience after getting off birth control are often surprising. That’s why it’s important to decide how you’re going to handle them. Are you going to accept them or are you going to fight them? Do you want to try to reverse them? In most cases, the answer is “no” but in some cases, it might be “yes.” Here’s a short list of some of the things you might want to consider: