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Weight loss and anti-depressants
      03/23/05 01:24 PM
Yoda (formerly Hans)

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I just read an interesting article today (from a very credible source - one of the leading psychologists in the US) that says that people taking anti-depressants can expect their resting metabolism rate to decrease by 18-24%. That means they need 200-300 less calories a day. They also said that weight gain is much more predominant than is noted with the drug information itself. I am on one of the worst offenders for that, that notes that 43% of the people taking this drug experience significant weight gain.
So here's what I'm thinking. Maybe I need to take in less calories because my metabolism is slower? What will it take for me to lose weight? Is it possible for me to lose weight when the meds are working against me? Some comments would be welcome.

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* Weight loss and anti-depressants
Yoda (formerly Hans)
03/23/05 01:24 PM
* Actually... [on upping metabolism]
retrograde
03/23/05 08:08 PM
* Re: Actually... [on upping metabolism]
Shell Marr
03/24/05 07:07 AM
* Re: Actually... [on upping metabolism]
Yoda (formerly Hans)
03/24/05 07:18 AM
* No problem! :) Glad I can be of some help!
retrograde
03/24/05 08:00 AM
* Laurel...do you think this would work for my Mum?
Linz
03/24/05 11:06 PM
* Re: Laurel...do you think this would work for my Mum?
retrograde
03/25/05 11:50 AM
* Re: Actually... [on upping metabolism]
Yoda (formerly Hans)
03/24/05 04:40 AM
* Re: Weight loss and anti-depressants
Shell Marr
03/23/05 02:32 PM
* Re: Weight loss and anti-depressants
Shell Marr
03/23/05 04:15 PM

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