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?
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!
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 😁.
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😊🌺
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.
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?
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