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8/15/11 10:42 A

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Another thing you might try...I have started using some essential oils that seem to help me! I use Slim and Sassy and Zendocrine from doTerra. I have been happy with my results so far, so that might be something you want to try. I take them in a capsule that I can fill myself, because I don't like the taste of it. I got the capsules at Good Earth, which is a health food store.

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7/19/11 11:47 A

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I agree that you may not be eating enough calories and might benefit from visiting a dietitian. Not eating enough calories is just as harmful to weight loss as eating too much.

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7/18/11 9:48 A

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This will always be our struggle. We women with PCOS stall out when other's don't seem to stall out. I went and had a visit with a dietitian recently, and she told me I wasn't eating enough... I was eating between 1300 and 1500 calories. She told me with as much as I work out, I need to be eating closer to 1700 calories. I WAS FLOORED! Maybe go see someone like a dietitian to see what changes you can make. I am tracking my carbs, fat, and protein. I am always full, and I feel fabulous!

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JEWELOFLIBRA's Photo JEWELOFLIBRA Posts: 58
7/15/11 12:36 A

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I am with you. I lost weight very easily prior to being diagnosed with PCOS. I am having a hard time not comparing this time to the last. But, even if it comes off slowly, at least it's coming off. Yes, it is frustrating.

I believe that yes, you may be not eating enough food. Your body is probably feeling starved, as it is burning so many calories each week and you are not eating enough calories, so your body is just letting your know that. Get as much advice as you can to figure your nutrition/fitness levels and you will see success. There are many great people on here that have had success losing with PCOS. You will be one of those people.

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7/14/11 2:22 P

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As much sense as it make to cut calories and the weight should come off. Every spark article I have read so far and the book say that you must eat in order to fuel your body with calories to have it optimally burn calories and fat in order to loss. I find that eating breakfast, snack, lunch, snack, and then dinner helps me spread out my calories through the day ensuring the I cam closer to the amount suggested.

I hope you the weight starts coming off as I know how frustrating it can be for it to stick when you are working so hard. Keep it pushing...no giving up you deserve so much better. Best wishes on your future success.

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7/14/11 9:29 A

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Oh and dairy, I do eat some cheese just have to avoid most milky things like Milk and ice cream, pudding that sort. They seem to be an issue but so far a little cheese doesn't bother me. :)



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7/14/11 9:27 A

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I meant I burn 3000+ calories a week working out ON TOP of what I burn daily by cutting my calories. So about 12,000+ calories less a week right now and I didn't budge on the scale. :(

I am uping my eating and will be making myself eat breakfast closer to when I wake up. Increasing my consistancy with my vitamins and supplements. And eating closer to the 1500-1700 range as best I can.

This is soooo frustrating! I didn't know PCOS insulin resistance could cause me to need to eat more to lose. I know lots about those two but never read that. Sounds interesting. I'll google and learn more. :)
Thanks!!



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7/14/11 9:16 A

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I would guess that it would be the low calorie level right now that is causing you to stall out. If you are burning 3000 calories a day (op says week but I'm guessing you meant day) and you aren't losing weight trying adding a 100 more calories a day for a week or two and then move it up more if you don't see any results. An easy way to add calories in a low carb diet is nuts. Normally I would say cheese too but since you are dairy free emoticon

If you did mean that you are burning an extra 3000 calories per week over your daily bmr, it still would lead me to believe that if you aren't losing weight right now you aren't eating enough. Most people would be losing significant weight at that but since many of us with PCOS have issues with insulin, our body holds on to the weight instead of letting it go if we eat too little.

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7/14/11 8:30 A

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I just blogged in detail about this but I seem to have stalled in the weight loss. I am 290ish pounds and should be melting!

I eat low carb (Dr. orders), very clean 99% of the time, no gluten or dairy.(for other health reasons).

I have noticed that overall my intake is 1200 or less which is LOW given that I burn at least 3000 calories a week. I have not been hungry so I've not eating.

Have any of you ever stalled out because of not eating enough? Low carb eating always leaves me full!

I don't want to feel I am wasting my time. I know I am getting healthier but to see the scale not moving down is discouraging to say the least. :(

Oh and my Endo called trying to push bc on me which I have no peace about for many reasons. I just want to do this the natural way. :(





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