Iv'e always put my weight gain down to the steroids I'm taking, (20mg) daily for two years now. It seems as though I was wrong about this. Stupid as it may seem I was simply eating too much. After a lung transplant consultant told me to lose 1 and a half stone so I would have a better chance of surviving a transplant operation. He said eating less is the only sure way of loseing weight and that steroids only shift weight around and dont actually cause weight gain. Well when a transplant consultant tells you this, believe me you listen. I'm getting close to loseing 1 stone now and my trousers are feeling far more comfortable, I feel better and my food bill has gone down also, seems as though its a win win situation. yipee!! . For all those out there who are stuggleing with steroids and weight gain I can tell you it is possible to lose weight on prednisolone. Give it a try. Tony.