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I have had PCOS for many years, I did infertility medication to have my children...PCOS is not fun. What diet are you all following to lose weight w/ PCOS? I am thinking of starting the IR diet...I was just looking for ideas!! Thanks so much!!
I've had PCOS for 5 years. I did Atkins right after I was diagnosed...I went from 187 to 163...where I stalled off and quit eating low carb. I take Metformin, and I didn't regain the weight I lost, I just didn't lose any more when I stopped low carbing. I'm tired of being this heavy, so I re-started induction yesterday.
BF:burn it off, baby!
I did Atkins at first and it didn't do much for me. I read the Atkins book again and found out I had to go even lower in carbs (for me, under 10 grams) to lose weight. I found out about the meat & eggs way of eating and I've been doing it ever since.
I think all low carb diets are good for women with pcos but you have to find the one that works for you ;-)
Oh, forgot to mention exercise is important too!
Plan: Atkins/Controlled Carb
BF:Not a clue!
Two things seem to work well for women with PCOS - reducing carbohydrate to a level where insulin is stabilized and no longer elevated and interfering with your hormones, and being somewhat active to further boost insulin sensitivity with the dietary modifications.
It's important to find a diet you can live with and that you're responsive to metabolically.....some find dropping carbs to below 100g works for them - others need to restrict carbohydrates significantly, below 30g or 20g or sometimes even 10g - so it helps to be open to different ideas about what your particular situation may require to allow your metabolism to heal and things to turn around - which does take some time too.
yep im taking metformin 2 times daily at 500mg as well, still no period, i seen the gyno about it and he put me on medroxyprogesterone for a bit to make me have one but i bled very very little and the meds made me a hell hound emotionaly, im prolly going to make another ap, but i just wondered if anyone had the same problems