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Old Wed, Nov-21-07, 07:50
Kate_NH-33 Kate_NH-33 is offline
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Plan: IR Diet
Stats: 289/282/135 Female 5'3
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Hello,

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!!

Kate
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Old Sun, Nov-25-07, 18:34
poetwer poetwer is offline
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Plan: South Beach
Stats: 217/167/165 Female 68 inches
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Progress: 96%
Location: Delaware
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I've been doing South Beach for over a year. So far so good. My doctor suggested the low carb diet, but didn't think Atkins was the best fit for me.
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Old Mon, Nov-26-07, 10:47
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Plan: Atkins
Stats: 263.6/253.6/160 Female 5 ft 7 inches
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Progress: 10%
Location: DFW, TX
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Atkins has been the best for me, and just a few days on it jump-started my period! As long as I don't cheat, I have a period every month and my symptoms stay under control. It's been such a blessing!!
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Old Mon, Nov-26-07, 10:50
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Plan: Atkins (veteran)
Stats: 321/206.2/160 Female 5'4"
BF:new scale :(
Progress: 71%
Location: Niagara Falls, ON
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Atkins.

Although I've had a hyst, the other problems (hair, etc) are gone now.
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Old Wed, Nov-28-07, 08:21
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Plan: LCHF
Stats: 215/158.6/145 Female 5'6"
BF:Follows Behind Me!
Progress: 81%
Location: Oklahoma City, OK
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I've also had success with Atkins.

As far as other PCOS symptoms, I still shave my face weekly. Facial hair does not grow as fast or as thick as it did prior to Atkins, but it does still grow.
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Old Fri, Dec-07-07, 14:31
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Plan: Atkins
Stats: 187/160/130 Female 64
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Progress: 47%
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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.
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Old Fri, Dec-07-07, 14:35
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Plan: atkins (modified)
Stats: 498/436/300 Female 5'9
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Progress: 31%
Location: az
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Ive had pcos for 7 years and im on metformin too, i too have problems with getting a period. im curious to find out how il respond on atkins
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Old Mon, Dec-17-07, 05:30
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Plan: Atkins
Stats: 158/155/150 Female 70
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Progress: 38%
Location: Missouri
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I can't stick to South Beach, so I'm doing Atkins. Counted carbs for year and 1/2 with Diabetic carb counting. It was too easy to over sugar.

I'm 3 years in the works on trying to have babies. Sucks to watch your friends either going through infertility with you or getting pregnant without wanting too.
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Old Mon, Dec-17-07, 19:04
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Plan: atkins (modified)
Stats: 498/436/300 Female 5'9
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Progress: 31%
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yeah it does, i want a baby so bad
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Old Tue, Dec-18-07, 11:34
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Plan: m&e
Stats: 172/156/135 Female 5'5
BF:burn it off, baby!
Progress: 43%
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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!
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Old Tue, Dec-18-07, 13:58
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Plan: Atkins/Controlled Carb
Stats: 275/190/190 Female 72
BF:Not a clue!
Progress: 100%
Location: Missouri
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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.
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Old Tue, Dec-18-07, 14:01
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Plan: Atkins (veteran)
Stats: 321/206.2/160 Female 5'4"
BF:new scale :(
Progress: 71%
Location: Niagara Falls, ON
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ya... when I go under 20 magic happens...

but it's no fun.
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Old Tue, Dec-18-07, 15:46
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Plan: atkins (modified)
Stats: 498/436/300 Female 5'9
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Progress: 31%
Location: az
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anyone with pcos have any remedies for no periods? to make the magic time happen?
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Old Sat, Dec-29-07, 12:19
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Plan: Atkins
Stats: 372/236.6/199 Female 5' 7"
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Progress: 78%
Location: South Carolina, USA
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Originally Posted by Nae
anyone with pcos have any remedies for no periods? to make the magic time happen?



Are you currently treating your PCOS with anything? I take 500mg of metformin twice a day and my periods are coming every month!
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Old Sat, Dec-29-07, 17:42
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Plan: atkins (modified)
Stats: 498/436/300 Female 5'9
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Progress: 31%
Location: az
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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
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