You, I and Low GI

Saturday, April 28, 2012

I've been diving into several resources concerning controlling the symptoms of PCOS, including weight gain and infertility. My new goal is to begin by losing 5% of my current body weight. Research indicates that by losing even 5-10% can greatly increase fertility. We will have been trying to start our family for a year in June. I feel powerless in this effort despite the medications. I've got to do something. I decided that losing weight, even if it does not lead to conception, will benefit ten fold.

The most recommended lifestyle change beside exercise, is a low GI diet. I've read up on what this entails and have read through The New Clucose Revolution Low GI Eating Made Easy. I've learned so much. My biggest struggles are going to be choosing better snack choices and portion control. I've also got to get moving! I have to exercise! I'm tired of hating what I see in the mirror. I looked at a picture of myself this time last year. I was preparing for my first 5k and I was looking and feeling so much better. I've got to get there again!

I'm also trying to find ways to destress. Between the infertility issues and the probability that I will not have a job in the fall, I'm feeling very overwhelmed. I'm diligently trying to focus my energies on things I can control and the many blessings and good things that I do have.
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    I think you are on the right track. I also have PCOS. I limited my sugar intake, and also limited the amount of refined carbs ( nothing made with white flour, white rice). I worked hard to lose 5% of my weight, and was successful. I got pregnant within a month of dropping all of that weight. Good luck!

    2175 days ago
    I'm in the same boat. My fertility dr said I had to lose 10% of my body weight before we would try anymore treatments. Which after almost 2 yrs of trying is somewhat frustrating to be told. I would love to know if the new plan you are looking at really helps. I'm up for anything at this point. Good luck!

    2182 days ago
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