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    Default How do you lose weight with pcos

    This is a desperate shout out to all the people with pcos who has found something that works with weight loss. I have been going to bootcamp for a year (5-6 sessions a week) and eat healthy and yet I have only lost 7kg in all that time and I have at least another 40 to lose to even be considered healthy. Since December my blood pressure has been consistently high so I really need to get healthy plus not getting results is making me depressed and I spend a lot of time crying. Can anyone suggest a diet or anything that might work?

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    There is a constant feeling of wanting to bang one's head against a wall whilst trying to lose weight with PCOS.

    It's made harder by hearing stories of normal people who:

    * Just cut out the chocolate
    * cut down on carbs
    * exercised once a week
    * had smaller portion sizes
    * drank more water

    Yes, these things will help a person with PCOS but they must do all those things and more x10.

    I think the key is to not give up and to not give into your emotions as they will only make you feel worse.

    When I finally get to my goal weight I still have to watch everything that goes in and keep up the 5 days a week exercise with incidental exercise on the weekends, but it does mean that I could have a treat a week but not much more.

    Starving yourself won't achieve much either and I find that there is a fine line between eating just enough to have enough energy to exercise with whilst not putting your body into famine mode and it not releasing anything.

    It seems that you are doing enough exercise - what is your current eating plan?

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    I try and have low g.i and a have high protein low carb diet. I have study food packets to only have minimal sugar and make most of my food from scratch so minimal processed food. I eat a lot of vegetables and snack on fruit and raw nuts with a sugarless protein shake made with almond milk in the afternoons before boot camp. I have consulted with nutritionists, Drs and my trainer and I don't seem to fit into their "box" of what works so they all assume I am cheating on my diet when I don't the only treat I have is a Sunday breakfast of bacon, eggs and hash brown

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    Maybe have a chat to your GP about Metformin. A lot of PCOS sufferers have Insulin Resistance also which makes it hard to break down sugars. A simple blood test can confirm this and Metformin can control it. I lost weight while on Metformin ( coupled with a healthy diet and exercise )

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    Yes, I haven't gone to a dietitian for the same reason - I don't think that they'd have much to tell me as we don't fit into the 'norm'.

    I've found that if I exercise for 2 hours a day every day I can achieve an average of 1kg loss per week, but this time I'm just feeling more tired and am only doing the 5 workouts a week and of course I'm losing it slower at less than 1/2 kilo per week.

    The only things I think from your diet that I would look at cutting out is the hash brown (I know, I know!) and make sure it's only a small portion of rindless short-cut bacon with the eggs. Do you drink juice?

    The other thing would be the protein shake - still make sure you're getting enough protein through your meals though. How many cals is the protein shake?

    Do you eat much rice, potatoes, bread or pasta?

    How much refined sugar is in your diet? How much fruit do you eat?

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    I have pcos and was diagnosed with mild insulin resistance as part of that. I saw a dietician who specialises in pcos who basically put me on a very low carb diet. Lunch was no more than 20g carbs and dinner was no more than 5g. This wasn't just typical carbs but also including the small amounts included in sauces etc. I'm not sure if that is too different though from what you're already doing?
    It worked for me but I've also heard good results from others taking metformin.

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    My gp won't put me on metformin I did ask him about it but he keeps talking about losing weight through diet and exercise and if in 6 months I still haven't noticed a change he will refer me for gastric surgery. I just want to scream at him because my diet is super clean he even put me on xenical and my bowel motions didn't change because I have no fats! My protein shake is only 64 cals with the almond milk being 74 cals it is just so frustrating to get no where

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    No pasta, rice or potatoes either. We swapped rice for quinoa and we spiral vegetables instead of having pasta and only potato we have is our hash browns and I only ever have 1

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    I have insulin resistance and my doctor prefers not to medicate me either. I think he would prefer that we save meds for later in life if I need them. I was on diabex in between TTC our last bub along with clomid to help it all along.

    Seems like you are doing and exchanging all the right things. My last bub is now 8mths and I've lost nearly 30kg. So if I minus the baby weight and placenta (6kg) then it would be 24kg over 8 months = 3kg/month but of course it slowed down as I entered my BMI.
    Have you had your thyroid checked? I want to get mine checked properly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by loodle View Post
    My gp won't put me on metformin I did ask him about it but he keeps talking about losing weight through diet and exercise and if in 6 months I still haven't noticed a change he will refer me for gastric surgery. I just want to scream at him because my diet is super clean he even put me on xenical and my bowel motions didn't change because I have no fats! My protein shake is only 64 cals with the almond milk being 74 cals it is just so frustrating to get no where
    Would it be worth seeing a different gp? Have you been tested for insulin resistance? It sounds so incredibly frustrating to be working so hard and not seeing results, but then to have to deal with professionals who question you would make it so much worse.


 

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