I have suffered from PCOS for years and we had been trying for a baby for a couple of year. I was a little overweight so I changed my diet to remove all sugar, dairy, red meat and processed foods for a couple of months and ate loads of fresh fruit and vegetables, fish and chicken, legumes etc.. along with some exercise of walking daily. I lost a lot of weight and have since fallen pregnant a month after I started the changes. Just thought I would share this with others who may not have tried a change to diet and exercise yet.
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14-12-2011 20:42 #1
Am pregnant after change of diet and exercise
14-12-2011 20:47 #2
Congrats hun so happy for you all the best.
02-01-2012 17:07 #3
This is really encouraging, thanks so much for passing on your experience and congrats on your BFP!
02-01-2012 17:09 #4
Ps. May I ask.. How much weight did you lose to be able to conceive naturally? How strict were you with the diet and what sort of rate of weight loss did you experience?
02-01-2012 17:47 #5
Congrats on your BFP and your weight lose.
When you removed the sugar from your diet did you have cravings for sugar alot at all? What did you do to stop them?
02-01-2012 18:46 #6
This is exactly what happened to me too I have PCOS as well and lost 15kgs before falling pregnant with DS!
02-01-2012 22:29 #7
Thanks for sharing, this is my problem. Having PCOS and being overweight. Finding it really difficult to lose weight, beginning with cutting down portion sizes and healthier foods. Wish it was a quick fix just to become pregnant. Fingers crossed.
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02-01-2012 22:38 #8Member
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That's awesome! I usually follow a healthy vegan diet myself, but have let the healthy part slip recently due to stress - I know I am never gonna conceive if my insides are all in a mess! Maybe I will try to get more fit and healthy and see if that pays off like it did for you :-)
03-01-2012 18:40 #9
I lost around 7kg, I was overweight and a bit chubby but not obese to begin with. I am now in what is considered to be a healthy BMI.
The diet wasn't what I would consider extremely strict as you can eat whatever you want just as long as it's not processed or contains artificial additives, dairy, red meat, refined white bread etc and sugar. Obviously we did watch our portion sizes as well. We made delicious stir frys, mexican dishes using red kidney beans & homemade guacamole, chicken curries using coconut milk (can you believe this actually assists weight loss) and pan seared salmon with vegetables etc. There is so much you can cook and it is all yummy. For sandwiches I used wraps instead of normal bread and hommus to replace butter/margarine. I found eating a handful of nuts betweens meals helped with hunger pangs. I was losing on average approx 1kg per week.
Last edited by je11ybean; 03-01-2012 at 18:54.
03-01-2012 18:43 #10
I did have cravings to begin with but after about a week or 2 they went away. To combat this I ate a piece of fruit and I used Stevia/Xylitol and very small amounts of honey to make healthy treats.
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