From taking Lyrica and from all the pain and depression I gained A LOT of weight. But I have noticed that I have done incredibly better with my weight, health, and pain by changing the way that I am eating and exercising.
I eat 6 times a day
Breakfast at 8:00am I eat one serving of cheerio cereal (1 Cup) with one serving of milk ( 1 Cup) also one cup of orange juice
Then at 10:00am I drink a low fat fruit smoothy mixed berries one serving
12:00pm I eat lunch, which consists of possibly a spinach wrap with chicken breast and one serving of mixed cheese (1/4 cup) with little mayonaise for taste...it's sort of bland. Some carrots or other vegetable, one serving of them. This isn't what I always eat, but I try to make healthier choices.
I drink only water during the day.
2:00pm I eat another snack, usually mixed fresh fruit. Strawberries, blueberries, bananna, watermellon, grapes, ect.
Then I eat dinner at home whatever William cooks but I just lesson my portions. If you can't control what you are going to eat, eat only a serving size of it. Which typically is only one cup or less. Then for desert, I will eat another fruit or vegetable.
I have tried to cut out a lot of my BREAD products, although I get my fiber, that's one big carb and contributes to my weight. It's hard at first only eating the serving sizes, especially when I work in a factory that makes cupcakes, brownies, ect. I excersize DAILY, including gym, or I walk the dogs around the neighborhood. Sometimes I try to jog to bring up a sweat, but later I sometimes regret that. But this is my diet and I just really started doing this about, a week or so ago. And I have already LOST weight and FEEL GREAT! I also bought one a day chewable multivitamines to help my body get whatever else it needs.