Weight Gain and PCOS

Posted on May 25, 2018

If you have PCOS, managing your weight is frustrating. For many women with PCOS, weight gain is related more to hormone levels than diet. In fact, many women with PCOS struggle to maintain their current weight even with diet changes and exercise. Losing the extra weight is also challenging because of body changes, fatigue, and medication side effects.

On myPCOSteam, the social network and online support group for women living with PCOS, members talk about a range of personal experiences and struggles. Weight gain is one of the most discussed subjects.

Here are some question-and-answer threads about weight gain:

What treatments are there to help with weight?

Has anyone gained weight rapidly and is not insulin resistant? What has worked for you?

Here are some conversations about weight gain:

I’ve made a consistent effort for almost a month to change my lifestyle by eating well and exercising, as well as taking the appropriate supplements for PCOS and I haven’t lost ONE pound. In fact, I’m GAINING weight.

I weighed myself and gained more weight. It seems like I gain weight just for breathing.

My best friend bought me these pants for my birthday last year. One week into my new regiment and they *finally* fit! It's a small victory but enough to brighten my day and encourage me to keep pushing!

I'm down to 1350 calories a day and yet I have still not lost any weight I don't eat out I don't eat high sugar foods I try to stay away from carbs high protein lots of vegetables is there ever going to be an end to the everyday struggle.

Can you relate?

Have another topic you'd like to discuss or explore? Go to myPCOSteam today and start the conversation. You'll be surprised just how many others may share similar stories.

Feel free to ask a question here.

A myPCOSteam Member said:

I take cryselle birth control. I'm not taking anything else for hormones.

posted 4 months ago


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