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loverachxo

441d

struggling with weight gain with PCOS. wanting to conceive and doctors all say to "lose weight" sounds easy but it's not :( does anyone have any tips and tricks. diet suggestions etc. supplements? what helps you? I also think I'm insulin resistant

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    • Emrys23

      182d

      @loverachxo It made me really sick as well. My doctor decided let's try it again about 2 years back with a lower dosage and it still made me really sick.

    • Nightshxde

      438d

      Are you on Metformin? It helps with pcos and insulin resistance.

      • loverachxo

        438d

        @Nightshxde I am not. I have tried it in the past but didn't stick with it as it made me so sick. I may explore this again with my dr when I see her next.

        • Emrys23

          182d

          @loverachxo It made me really sick as well. My doctor decided let's try it again about 2 years back with a lower dosage and it still made me really sick.

    • mleighx

      440d

      Avoid eating after a certain time at night. It's helped me eat like a king at breakfast queen at dinner time and a pauper at night. It's frustrating that doctors tell us to loose weight and think that will solve everything I'm not saying it won't help but so frustrating to hear when it's not easy for us.

    • Igglepiggle

      441d

      Diets don’t work as the body panics and clings to fat more and then when you go back to eating normally it piles it on as it’s weakened the metabolism, consistency is key you have to find a realistic way of eating that you can do happily for life, I’d recommend simply exploring more healthy options there are delicious healthy foods out there that you could really enjoy and then be in a habit of, and exercise is very important but that doesn’t mean you have to go for a run or to the gym, experiment and find something you truly enjoy get involved with a friend if you can make it fun, a sport or swimming or weight training, hula hooping is great there’s so many things it’s just about having the energy and the mindset to gradually learn how to live happier and healthier and during that process I’d ignore weight, yes weight can be a way of measuring health but there’s so many other factors and individuals are so different it’s just not a healthy way of measuring health and I hate doctors who ignore real issues and just blame everything on weight, there’ll always be an issue behind weight gain whether that’s physical or mental that should be supported and addressed not dismissed and left to go through that challenge by yourself, weight is so cosmetically focused and subjective it’s a much better easier process when you try to shut that out and focus on lifestyle that can be enjoyable

    • ViikMal

      441d

      Don't fall for the lose weight notion. The goal here is not to lose weight, the goal here is to consume the fuel that allows your body to function at maximum efficiency with PCOS since the PCOS isn't going to just go away. I have found that that means a lot of veggies, fruits, lean proteins like fish especially, peanuts and turkey, little dairy and milk but when you have it make it fresh, the less processed the better, whole wheat and whole grains, no trans fats no hydrogenated fats, 25 grams of fiber a day minimum, soy protein if you've got it. And don't go for three square meals a day, you're looking at tiny/small meals with small portions every 3 to 4 hours, or if you absolutely have to adhere to your standard three meals a day, do it with snacks in between each one.

      • ViikMal

        441d

        @ViikMal 🙏 please don't fall for the notion that it's all about losing weight. That's how eating disorders are made. This also isn't about good food or bad food, all food is morally neutral and it depends on how often you have it. It's about making your body run at maximum efficiency, it's about treating food as fuel, to keep the machine that is your body running well for the outcome you want.

        • loverachxo

          438d

          @ViikMal thank you so much for your reply. I know all about eating disorders unfortunately. I'm a product of growing up in the 90s and 00s when "heroin chic" was in. I'm almost convinced that diet culture we grew up with is in some way a cause of pcos.

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Some suggestions for losing weight with PCOS include exercising, reducing carb and sugar intake, checking for insulin resistance, and maintaining a dairy-free, gluten-free, and sugar-free diet. It's also important to stay under a certain amount of calories and increase physical activity like walking. Some people have found supplements like Ovasitol helpful in regulating sugar levels and aiding weight loss. However, it's essential to consult with your doctor before making any significant changes to your diet or lifestyle.

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