The New Glucose Revolution Guide to Living Well with PCOS Great book for learning how foods affect your body and hormones. This book has taught me how to contol my weight and acne as well as my blood sugar.
Also strength training is one of the best ways to get PCOS under control. Cardio is still good for your heart and helping with weight loss... but for insulin resistance building healthy lean muscle is the best thing you can do!
Fireworks: 1-2 lbs a week is a healthy weight loss goal. Don't be discouraged. You have lost 6 pounds! That is awesome!! Have you ever read The PCOS Diet plan by Hillary Wright? An amazing book. It covers all the PCOS information in the first part, and the second part gives you a step by step guide to eating right for PCOS. You can order it on Amazon for about $13. Have you seen a reproductive endocrinologist? If you haven't you should probably see one and ask if they specialize in PCOS. They can also refer you to a dietician that specializes in PCOS. I know the weight is hard to lose, and I am so sorry your family does not support you. Have you tried taking a close family member or friend to an appointment with you? My dad went to my appointments with me and it really helped him understand what I go through and the risks. Keep losing weight because it WILL help reduce symptoms of PCOS. Be proud of your 1 pound a week weight loss. There are 52 weeks in a year, so you will be 52 lbs lighter in a year if you keep at it!!
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Don't give up yet. From my experience, trying to get as healthy as you can and getting thee weight off will help the symptoms a lot. I still don't know if I will be able to have children, but I'm not giving up yet. For me, I am just on the 1000mg of metformin right now, nothing else, but that's because my fiance (getting married June 30th) are already semi-trying for a baby, will more so after wedding, because I'm not getting any younger. For me, the metformin combined with walking every day, and following spark's diabetic meal plan vs normal meal plan is what is working better for me. Try to cut back on refined carbs, with PCOS we have a hard time with insulin. See if it helps you any, it did for me.
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Hello, I have been diagnosed for a long time with PCOS, and now my symptoms are getting worse. I take 1000 mg of metformin, 100mg of spironolactone, and BC, which I still have boils on my face (really bad acne), losing weight is nearly impossible, even though i eat right and excersize, and i'm having periods every two weeks, on birth control. I don't know what to do. I don't even know what my chances are of getting pregnant... I want to at least have the option, but i know that the way things look its not going to be possible. Can anyone out there who has been in my shoes reccommend maybe a different treatment, or is this the only treatment for us PCOS girls? It has taken me 6 hard long weeks to lose 6 pounds, I am very discouraged, and don't have support from my family because they think its just an excuse to be fat. None of them are big and don't understand my struggles at all, they just think i'm a hypochondriac...
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