Today’s Pills Are Different. Estrogen in high doses can cause weight gain due to increased appetite and fluid retention. So, 50 years ago they may indeed have caused weight gain in some women. Current birth control pills have much lower amounts of hormones. So weight gain is not likely to be a problem.
Because this pill is making your body “think” it is pregnant you might only have weight gain while you are on the pill and the extra pounds will go away once you stop taking the pill. If you ask me that’s reason enough to go off the pill right now.
Most women do not gain any excessive weight from the pill at all. There is not one answer for everyone. While indeed some women gain weight while on the pill, it is not necessarily a consequence of being on the pill. In fact, most women do not gain any excessive weight from the pill at all.
It’s also important to realise that little changes can make big differences to your weight over time. For example, a weight gain of 7lb in a year might sound a lot – and be put down to taking the pill. But in fact, you only need to have 70 calories more than you need each day to gain this amount of weight.
The claim: The birth control pill makes you fat. The facts: For most women, hormonal contraceptives such as birth control pills or patches don’t have a significant influence on body weight. It’s true that weight gain is listed as a possible side effect on the package information for hormonal contraceptives.
Does the Pill Make You Fat? Help your skin? Bust your libido? The truth may surprise you.
Fact 1: Women on the pill don’t gain any more weight than women not on birth control. There have been studies about this over and over again, and they all show the same thing, namely that the pill does not make you fat. Many young women are starting birth control for the first time while their body is going through many other changes.
Jun 11, 2010 · Answers. In most cases id have to say nothe pill does not make you fat. however it may be other things that contribute to weigh gain such as the comfort of being in a stable relationship e.t.c. Some girls i have heard do get and increased in breast size however i think this is extremely rare.
Many women believe that the pill can cause weight gain. Research hasn’t found this – but it has found that it can change body shape (and fat storage) in other surprising ways.