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2/19/12 9:48 P

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I've kept a good amount of weight off using a lower carb diet and various supplements. I generally follow Atkins principles, and I have achieved HUGE improvements in my PCOS as a result of that. I am still tweaking my supplement program to help even more, but would be glad to share what has helped me. Msg me if you are interested.

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2/19/12 11:46 A

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I hope that you can find your groove soon in a healthy plan. It may take us longer to get there than it would if we followed a fad diet but if we keep pushing forward, making good choices, we will eventually make our goals.

Funny, I have the Eat To Live book waiting for me at the library to pick up. I plan on checking that one out and I also am thinking of going gluten free for a variety of reasons.

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2/19/12 12:16 A

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I am hypothyroid, pre-diabetic, and a PCOS sufferer. I have never tried the HCG diet but have read a little about it. I commend you for being strong and not doing 'fads' anymore and am hoping that you can start focusing on your health. I realize it's difficult (as I am struggling immensely) but you can do this!

I have started Joel Furhman's "Eat To Live" diet. So far, I'm eating less calories and I'm not hungry because the food I am eating is very nutrient dense. You may want to check out his program. I had read somewhere that he helped cure his wife of PCOS using the principles in this book. If you are interested in knowing what the program is, let me know and I will post it for you.

Good luck to you and let me know if I can be of assistance to you!!!

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2/17/12 4:09 P

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Hi everyone, Recently I did the new and coming fad diet...the lovely HCG diet and lost 30 pound....to put back on 10. after I completed, i seriously ate healthier than healthy and worked out doing p90x and turbofire for nearly 2 hours a day. Bodybugg was saying i would burn more than 3000 calories in a day. I counted calories to be about 1700-1800 a day that I ate...and guess what, the scale started to creep back up. So what did I do yes try HCG again. The first week i lost and the second, no such luck....so I was searching on the internet to find some really interesting information and case studies on how bad this diet is for you, especially with PCOS. The HCG does nothing for you, the more insulin resistant you are the hungier and the harder this diet is...makes sense. The reason it works is the low calorie, low carb diet. Problem is that when you take HCG it actually creates new fat cells (hence why pregnant women gain weight during pregnancy...more than the babies weight) and have a hard time getting rid of it after. So it creates these new fat cells you drink a ton of water so these fat cells are just sitting there waiting for you to fill them later after this diet. 500 calories is barely enough to support normal brain function...what was I thinking when i started this. So after doing tons of research, I quit and felt really guilty about it. It seemed to be the only answer for me to lose weight. I am now starting my weight loss journey, the right way, the healthy way, one for a person with PCOS. Do i reget doing HCG? Absolutely not. If I hadnt done it, I woulve been in the same frustrated position I was ready to just throw in the towel. Now I just want to find the answer to find what will work for me to get this engine burning again with PCOS. If you have any suggestions please feel free to respond. Thanks for reading!

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