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What Diet/life Style Changes Has Worked For You?

What Diet/life Style Changes Has Worked For You?

I have tried what seems to be everything. Low carb, weight watchers, exercising 4-5 times a week, nondairy, etc. I have been heavy set since I was in middle school but with the passing of my father it seems like I the depression has really set me back. Just wondering what has been succesful for others (6 months or more and able to stick with it)

A myPCOSteam Member said:

Have you talked to your doctor about possible insulin resistance? I have had success with metformin and counting my calories. Ive lost about 40 lbs in the last 10 months. Ive tried lots of things before too and typically just yoyo'd around. I dont restrict anything entirely. I limit my dairy because for me, it causes inflammation. I watch my carbs and sugars and try to keep them at moderate levels. But this time I went into the process knowing that it was a lifestyle change this time. And any changes i made I need to maintain for life, so everything in moderation. I use myfitnesspal to track my foods. I try to eat for fuel 80% of the time and eat to enjoy 20% of the time. Also, prioritizing overall health iver a number on the scale has helped me a lot. I try to get 8 hours of sleep, minimize stress with yoga and self care, and move a little more each day. Depression is a struggle and can really take its toll, be kind and patient with yourself. You got this!

posted over 3 years ago
A myPCOSteam Member said:

For 2 years now I have been trying to lose weight. I am down 40lbs. I have done weight watchers, counted calories, and I exercise 1 hour a day on the elliptical. Went to the doctor and my A1C was and always is perfect as well because I am really trying. Turns out I have insulin resistance, my body makes too much of it so it is turning all my carbs to fat. One slice of healthy multigrain bread for a half sandwich puts me back 3 days on the scale. This is really defeating at times. My doctor put me on 100 grams of carbs a day and 1500mg of ER Metformin at bedtime. Hopefully this helps. She also told me to do the HIIT workout.
I also only lose weight the week of my period. She also told me this was because of the hormone burst at that time. Do give up just change something. Maybe talk to the doctor about checking your insulin levels and not just your A1C. GOOD LUCK MY FRIEND! NEVER EVER GIVE UP!

posted over 3 years ago
A myPCOSteam Member said:

Same here , nothing helpped me lose weight. Did no sugar ...5 miles a aday no weight loss , then I did weight lifting and lost 7 pounds in 11 days. With us having higher testosterone that seems to work fast and I didnt get all bulky. Just toned. Now I am down 42 pounds

posted over 3 years ago
A myPCOSteam Member said:

Sometimes very heavy and 'hardcore' workouts can cause a weight plateau due to the stress hormones your body releases. Although I have been up and down with weight loss myself, I have found prioritising more fun exercises have worked for me. Things like walking, dancing, hula-hooping and yoga have given me more weight-loss success over the years. And I completely agree with everything @A myPCOSteam Member has said also :)

posted over 3 years ago
A myPCOSteam Member said:

I have tried dieting all my and nothing worked. I've tried WW, i'd lose 5 lbs and gain 10 to 15 lbs so frustrating.
Then within the last 5 years the weight has dropped off. I've lost 45 lbs and i'm still losing weight. I hope to lose another 15 lbs. I feel great and I'm finding i have more energy and want to do more.

posted over 2 years ago
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