Losing weight with PCOS

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Ravingstarfish Wed 05-Jun-19 10:34:48

So I’ve just been diagnosed and read everything I could find and now feel thoroughly confused. Have been trying (and failing) to lose weight for a couple of years now. Is there anyone with pcos losing weight? How?!

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Holly19 Sat 08-Jun-19 19:49:16

Low carb will be your best bet. Ladies with PCOS (I am one) are insulin resistant which means that when we eat carbs our body doesn’t have enough time to burn it before it turns to sugar. Nightmare!

Download my fitness pal and add your info then use the nutrition part to calculate daily goals in your food diary. Stick to 40g of carb a day. No more. Fill up on lots of protein drink lots of water and try and move more. Even if it is just parking s little further away from the supermarket. Every little helps.

Good luck!

Ravingstarfish Thu 13-Jun-19 12:59:37

Thank you so much, I’ve just been diagnosed with coeliac as well now so really need to figure out my diet. Will download the app and monitor carbs.

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MadeleineMaxwell Fri 14-Jun-19 11:38:29

I have PCOS and have just lost 7kg in 6 weeks without low carbing. IMO it all depends on you, your health, your attitude and your needs (unless you've been given medical advice). The best diet is the one you can stick to!

I stick to 1500 cal or less per day, so for me personally that's 500 cal lunch and dinner, then 500 cal to play with in snacks since I don't do breakfast. I eat a minimum of 5, but usually 8 portions of fruit and veg a day, and drink either water or decaf tea. That's it, and it works for me.

HereWeStand Sun 16-Jun-19 23:47:32

Another PCOS dieter here. I have lost 19lb through calorie counting (around 1400 a day).

I don’t low carb, but NHS recommends low GI diet, which I have made some substitutions for. Mainly wholegrains for pasta, rice and bread.

BBC good food has some great Low GI recipes here

Hope this helps smile

Ravingstarfish Mon 17-Jun-19 11:29:46

Well done both on your weight loss!
Thank you, will check out the recipes smile

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