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5/27/10 7:45 A

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I'm glad you found it interesting... Easy is GOOD!! Everything else to do with PCOS always seems so HARD!!

I'm a bit embarrassed to admit this, but I don't always do it myself. I just feel a bit ridiculous doing star jumps before a meal if there are others present :) It shouldn't make a difference, my health should be the most important thing, but I am human and prone to feeling silly.

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5/26/10 10:45 P

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That was an interesting study. I predict that it will take a while to catch on, because it just sounds too easy. LOL!

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BELROSA's Photo BELROSA Posts: 697
5/24/10 6:09 A

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Great advice MotherCrow, thanks for taking the time to write everything down and sorry I didn't have time to.

Interestingly, I've just upped my carbs from 60gm a day (total not nett) to 100-120 and ... I don't know if I'm doing better, but I'm not doing worse and I feel a lot less deprived.

Thanks for your kind comments about my website ... I've tried very hard to put all the interesting things I've come across and common knowledge about PCOS that we all need to know up there and it's nice to hear that someone notices :) emoticon

All exercise is going to increase your insulin sensitivity - it's just a function of how we were designed - we were designed to move outdoors and when we do so our body does what it's meant to and functions better. I've actually read a study that said as little as 2-3 minutes, 3 x a week of intense activity increases insulin sensitivity in young healthy males by 23% in just 2 weeks!!! That's a phenomenal pay-off for a small amount of effort. I've written a bit about it on the research tab on my site and there are links to the original research at the bottom if you want to read more:

mypcos.info/1/news-research/hiit/

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5/23/10 12:46 P

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It's tough to make the lifestyle changes necessary to help with PCOS. First of all, you're right, starving yourself is not good for you and WILL damage your metabolism. Starving yourself is a nasty spiral which will make it harder and harder to lose weight.

Belrosa has some really good information on her website, though I haven't scanned it in depth. Some easy changes you can make are: try to control your carbs. Go for whole wheat bread and crackers, low-carb pasta, fresh fruits and vegetables. My nutritionist wanted me to keep under 50grams of carbs a day, but after a couple of years I've found that I actually do better with a few more carbs--around 100grams a day--and I just try to make sure to add a lot more vegetables to my eating. You want to eat at least five times a day--give yourself permission to eat healthy snacks! I try to eat whenever I'm hungry, but I also eat smaller portions now. It sounds strange but when you are eating fewer and healthier carbs you won't be as hungry all of the time--the way that your body metabolizes carbs actually causes you to be hungrier.

Also, add exercise. I don't know how much you do now, but your goal is 30 minutes every day. (My friend says she found a study that says 45 minutes of continuous exercise helps your body recognize your insulin, but I haven't read it.) If you think that 30 minutes a day is too much, you can add it little bits at a time. Do ten minutes a day until that's not hard then add some. Exercise is important for keeping your metabolism going.



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5/23/10 3:39 A

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Hi Beckels,

I know how it feels when you don't have control over PCOS, but when you understand a bit more about what causes it, you can manage it.

I have a website with heaps of information, including a one page (ok it's double sided I got carried away) quick start guide to some of the most important changes you can make for quick results.

The main website is www.mypcos.info/1 and the link to the quick start guide is: mypcos.info/1/what_is_pcos/plan-of-a
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If you've got any questions once you've read that, let me know. I'm happy to help.



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5/18/10 4:27 P

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I need help. I used to be able to lose weight very easily. Then I PCOS set in and now it seems no matter what I do I can not get the pounds down unless I practically starve myself but of course I need to eat so I need to know how to get results because unless I can see results I get unmotivated very quickly and I am tired of looking pregnant all the time when I can't get pregnant it hurts when people ask me if I am. Please help

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