My concern with Prednisone isn't the weight gain and isn't the moon face. It's the fact that steroids eat up connective tissue. As a result, steroids can cause osteoporosis, cataracts, ... But 5 mgs is a low dose. I've been on much higher than that.
I have osteopenia from having been on high dosages of Prednisone for a severe ulcerative colitis flareup.
I think you need to also look into what could happen if you weren't on Prednisone.
Paleo and SCD diets: Lots of vegetables, fruits, fish, coconut yogurt smoothies, and meaty bone broth soups. Anti-inflammatory supplements, probiotics, digestive enzymes. Meditation, breath regulation, and exercise.
Systemic chronic microscopic inflammation, including the colon and kidneys. Previous severe flareups.
ACE Fitness Nutrition Specialist