How To Lose Weight On Antidepressants

Losing weight is never fun and for most of us, it’s not easy – especially as we get older. The good news is after 25 years of consulting, I have a great “blue-print” for losing stubborn fat … and that’s what I’m going to share with you today.

The “Anti-Depressant” Challenge

Losing weight is difficult as it is, but it’s an even bigger challenge when you’re taking antidepressants. And the reason is due to your change in hormones.


Over the years I’ve discovered TWO main reasons for the weight gain from use of antidepressants.

FIRST – The most commonly prescribe antidepressants, SSRIs such as Prozac, Lexapro, Paxil and Zoloft – they work by increasing serotonin, which helps regulate your appetite. So typically, antidepressant users start eating more because their appetite has increased, which is the initial and primary cause of weight gain.


SECOND – Another phenomenon that I’ve noticed over the years is with people who swear they aren’t eating more and yet, they still gain weight. After doing lots of different blood work, I’ve noticed a change in metabolic markers, one of them being lowered thyroid production, as well as a change adrenal function – such as higher cortisol levels (stress hormone) and lower adrenal production. Both leading to a slower metabolism and faster weight gain.

It’s All About The Hormones

As you can see, hormones really do control everything. Throw in aging and now things get a bit more challenging.

Today I’m going to give you some great suggestions which will help reduce your appetite and maximize your fat loss. But we’ll ALSO be optimizing your fat burning hormones – which means a faster metabolism, more energy and healthier fat loss – especially in those stubborn fat areas.

So, don’t worry – it’s not your fault. There is hope, I’ve got the solution and you CAN do it!


Before Getting Started

So before I reveal some "shortcuts" to stripping off that ugly fat, I'd like to get a couple things out of the way:

  • NO Drugs - Even though there are specific drugs you can take that'll speed up the fat loss, unfortunately they're loaded with side-effects and later, you'll eventually gain all the weight back when you get off of the drug.

    But, don't worry... I'll show you an all-natural solution that works great, with fast results.

  • NO "Weight Loss" - The other thing is you want to lose FAT, not just "weight", which is usually valuable muscle loss.

    Unfortunately, most weight loss programs cause the wrong type of weight loss.

    Today I'll show you how to decrease the inches in those stubborn areas like your belly, arms, hips and legs for the ladies.

Okay, so let's get started with the...

3 Best Methods To Lose Fat Quickly

There are really 3 main keys to healthy, long-term fat loss and I'm going to simplify it for you.

  1. Diet - this is one of the most important, since you can easily consume more calories than you can burn.
  2. Exercise - by doing the right form of exercise you'll burn more calories, which will allow you to eat more food or not diet as hard.
  3. Supplements - the right kind will improve your "fat burning genes" by up-regulating key fat burning hormones, which means faster fat loss.

Step 1 - DIET

The most important aspect of fat loss is your diet because you can easily consume MORE calories than you can burn. It's just so easy and that's why we have to watch what you eat. So, here are a few "fast result" diet tips.

best diet for fast weight loss

Let's first start with the things you should NOT do because these will quickly sabotage any weight loss goals you'll ever have.

  • Do NOT Eat Carbohydrates
    I started with the hardest one, but that's because most carbohydrates (grains, breads, pastas, rice, etc.) are very calorie dense and make you retain lots of water weight.

    Another major problem is that they easily convert to fat due to the high blood sugar response. IF you're going to have them, do so only after an exercise session.

  • Do NOT Drink Your Calories
    There is no point in drinking any calories since that takes seconds to consume.

    This means no soda, fruit juice, blended coffee drinks or protein shakes and smoothies. Oh yeah, no alcohol either =(

  • Do NOT Eat Sauces
    This is easier for most people, but don't consume any sauces, syrups, salad dressings, etc.

    Too calorie dense and either loaded with sugar and/or fats. Instead, have lemon juice and vinegar on your salad.

Let's move on to the things you CAN and should do...

  • DO Eat Carbohydrates
    Okay, I know I just told you not to, but carbs are very good for your metabolism because they improve your thyroid production.

    You just need to eat the right kinds and that's primarily from unlimited vegetables, some fruits, legumes and occasionally some sweet potatoes if you want a "treat".

  • DO Drink
    Unlimited water and green tea. Mix in lemon juice and sweeten with natural Stevia and you have a great tasting and healthy drink that will also curb your appetite.

  • DO Eat Protein
    You should have some protein, but limit it to fish, chicken and lean meats. No more than 4 oz daily and do NOT fry the meats or cook with oils.


The second most important formula for fat loss success is exercise.


Ideally you should do BOTH aerobic AND anaerobic exercise.

This means cardiovascular - like walking, running, treadmill, etc.

And also lifting weights to increase muscle mass - using free weights, machines and cables. In fact, the weight lifting is more important for FAT loss because the extra muscle burns fat all day long and helps give shape to your body.

You may lose less "weight" on the scale because of the extra muscle size, but you'll lose more UGLY FAT in those stubborn areas, which matters most.

Anyway, just try to do something daily. For faster results, try exercising 2x daily.

For example, you can walk in the morning for 20-30 minutes and do weights in the afternoon for 20-30 minutes. This is the BEST case scenario... I wouldn't expect you to start here, unless you're super motivated or you want faster results.

But just try to do a minimum of 20-30 minutes, 3x weekly of any form of exercise to begin with.


Taking specific herbs, vitamins and minerals that are scientifically proven to help lose "weight" is useful if you want to:

  • speed up your fat loss results (especially stubborn fat areas)
  • increase your metabolism (like when you were younger)
  • reduce your appetite (especially for sugars and carbohydrates)
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Summary & Bottom Line

You need to eat better and exercise daily - these should be your primary goals.

By utilizing Lean Optimizer with the right diet and exercise program, means healthy fat loss, for long-term results.

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