Prednisone (and Lupus itself) are known to cause **chemical changes** to your body metabolism so that extra carbs are stored as fat. Also, your cravings for carbs increases...and so does your desire for "comfort foods" which are often carb & sugar heavy.
If you are very careful and don't eat any bad carbs and limit your consumption of good carbs to a bit less than the daily recommended amount, and try to keep moving (ie even if it's walking to the mailbox) you will have better results controlling the weight. Also drink more water and less non-water drinks.
Lynnwood, Lupus & Sjogren's ModeratorDIAGNOSING-LUPUS & LUPUS-RESOURCES
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