I am currently on 30 mg of prednisone daily, next week I will go down 5 mg and 5 mg every week until I am finished. I have developed the dreaded moon face, and since I've been home from the hospital almost 4 weeks I have gained 20 pounds back which I am not so OK with. Once I go off the prednisone will it be easier to lose weight again ? I am currently 40 pounds overweight. The doctor has me on a low residue diet which is tough because there are a lot of white carbs in it, but I'm trying to eat smaller portions which is also tough because prednisone makes me want to eat!!!!