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New Diagnosis N Needing Help With Weight Loss N Eating Advice

New Diagnosis N Needing Help With Weight Loss N Eating Advice

So I was just diagnosed with PCOS on my birthday March 30th. Today I had my follow up appointment and was basically told I'm fat and need to loose weight. I haven't been given any medication to help with my symptoms and was referred to a specialist. I have always struggled with diets and exercising. Has anyone found something they liked to help them lose weight that might help me?

A myPCOSteam Member said:

The only thing that worked for me was to cut carbs out of my life. Was hard at first but once u see the results u don't care anymore.i was told I'd never have children, I lost 85 lbs and had two babies right after. Sugar and pcos do not mix. Try it, u won't look back!

posted over 5 years ago
A myPCOSteam Member said:

I started Keto 4 months ago, which I have modified a bit, but still eat low carb and high protein/fat. Also very low sugar items. I’ve lost 30 lbs in the last 4 months 😁.

posted over 3 years ago
A myPCOSteam Member said:

Oops lol, sorry. Anyways, u was a fitness instructor and ate like a chipmunk, and just kept gaining and gaining... It was awful. I had always struggled to maintain weight, but this was out of control. When i got the initial diagnosis, i was at my heaviest i had ever been. I was put on Metformin, which was gradually increased up to 850 mg twice per day, and i currently treat the PCOS with it today. I lost 50 pounds in 3 months, with minimal effort. This is because for the first time in my life, my hormones, and endocrine system in general are working properly.I had never known what a healthy functioning metabolism was! Lol. So, you may want to go the Metformin route, but that may only be an option for you if you are insulin resistant..... I hope this helps😊🌺

posted over 5 years ago
A myPCOSteam Member said:

I am currently doing a modified low carb diet also known as Keto. And let me say, this is the 1st time in years that I am actually sticking to it. I'm still in the beginning stages, but I have learned to cook so many delicious foods and not left feeling hungry. I've lost 15lbs so far.

posted almost 4 years ago
A myPCOSteam Member said:

Of course Danielle, any time:) in my opinion, I think gastric bypass is horrible. My aunt had it performed, and there are just so many risks, not to mention, permanent complications that make it far from worth it for a surgery that is not even a one stop fix- because as you know- even if they remove most of your stomach , you can still gain the weight back. She has many issues now digestively, and I truly believe she could have lost the wait on the correct eating habits. Now even after the bypass, she has been diagnosed with T2D. I think in extreme obesity cases, where there is no other option- it's justified. Not sure if insulin helps balance hormones.... Does it?

posted about 5 years ago
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