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Savvy July 2021

pcos and Weightloss

Taylor, on May 22, 2020 at 3:36 PM Posted in Fitness and Health 0 34
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Hey Ladies!

Who else suffers from PCOS? I have been trying to lose weight since I got engaged in November and feel like I've only gained. I've tried WW, Keto, Xyngular (diet pills), low and no carb diets AND working out. I feel like nothing is working and now I don't fit in my dress!! Luckily, I have until July 24th, 2021 to fit back in my dress, but I am defintely worried!


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  • Nicole
    Rockstar November 2020
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    At the end of the day, weight loss is about calories in versus calories out. I'm not familiar with how PCOS affects weight loss, but I would recommend going and meeting with a dietician/nutritionist who could help you with a eating plan that is not only healthy, but designed to meet your body's needs. I'm not a fan of crash diets as they rarely work long term (or even short term for many people), but learning what your body needs nutritionally would probably extremely beneficial.

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  • Caytlyn
    Legend November 2019
    Caytlyn ·
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    Talk to your doctor, they may put you on metformin to help with insulin resistance.
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  • Jennifer
    Super March 2020
    Jennifer ·
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    I would look at the DASH diet. It is more of a change in lifestyle versus a dietary restriction. With an underlying health condition a nutritionist would be great for you. They help assist you in a plan and assess that plan throughout. Just remember, not every eating plan or workout program is for everyone. It took me years to find my fit! Just stay positive and keep working towards this goal!
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  • J
    Dedicated August 2021
    Jillian ·
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    I don't have PCOS, but I am hypothyroid. I had a lot of success personally by essentially adopting a vegan lifestyle (not 100%, more like 90%) with a strict focus on nutrition; mostly fruits, vegetables, and legumes. I also started subscribing to Beachbody on Demand and doing their workout programs. Been going on 3 years this way. It took me about a year to lose 30 pounds and I've kept it off since. The important thing is to stay hyped and keep at it. You'll get there. Good luck!

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  • Taylor
    Savvy July 2021
    Taylor ·
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    Thanks so much! I’ve thought about joining beach body, but no one I know had used it, so I didn’t have Review
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  • J
    Dedicated August 2021
    Jillian ·
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    Oh, I love it! And it’s so much more affordable than the gym.
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  • Taylor
    Savvy July 2021
    Taylor ·
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    Thanks so much!!! 💕
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  • C
    Just Said Yes May 2021
    Carla ·
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    Look into this book, it talks about how to eat to lose wait and about your mindset with food!! It’s amazing!pcos and Weightloss 1

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  • Chelsea
    Expert January 2021
    Chelsea ·
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    I have PCOS also and my Dr put me on phentermine in combination with a low carb high protein diet and it’s made a huge difference! I’ve also been working out daily and drinking at least a gallon of water a day. In about a month and a half I’ve gone from a size 10 to a size 8.
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  • C
    Just Said Yes May 2021
    Carla ·
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    Beachbody is amazing and there are lots of workouts that are quick, and you’ll have access to the 2b mindset videos on beachbody too!!
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  • Amazing Planning
    Dedicated June 2016
    Amazing Planning ·
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    Have pcos so I know your pain! Start your day with low sugar low carb high good fat(omelet, fish any way, hard boiled egg, nuts, cheese, chicken, nut butter ect), and continue with high protien throughout the day( 7 small meals not 3 huge ones) to stabilize blood sugar. maybe talk to your doc about metformin to balance out bloodsuger so it's less cravings and not affecting any other endocrine systems, also if you feel an energy drop make sure they check vitamin D levels as with this it also affects that. Talk to a dietitian who knows about pcos( if not on the questioner switch) - mine recommended 150 carbs, 70 protein, and not worry about cholesterol and fat. I track it with myfitnesspal(highly recommended). However you might need a different system so do talk to one.Another way is to talk to a hormon specialist, as incorrect hormone makes weightloss impossible as it messes with your insulin ( along with other things) and so you can eat something and workout, a normal person would work as expected, but our body's read it as we dropped blood sugar so it goes into survival mode and hold on to every once of fat it can while working out, which doesnt work with the whole calories in vs out theory.
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  • Dj Tanner
    June 2021
    Dj Tanner ·
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    First of all, you look beautiful in your default picture. Secondly what really helps me maintain is trying my hardest to avoid eating anything after 6 to 7 PM. Low carb low sugar, and calories in calories out. I have this great food tracker app that I use and it has helped me more than anything. It’s called Macros. Protein is great but even too much protein can cause weight gain. You have plenty of time and you WILL do it! Try not to get too discouraged because when you feel bad it will just send you straight to the freezer face first into that big tub of ice cream your fiancé tries to politely hide in the back of the fridge. Don’t give up. YOU GOT THIS! And congrats girl!!!! YOURE GETTING MARRIED!!!!!
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  • J
    Just Said Yes April 2021
    Jennifer ·
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    First, you are beautiful as you are and your fiance obviously agrees Smiley smile Also, always consult your doctor before starting anything new. I have thyroid issues and also pcos and issues with blood sugar balance and I take a supplement called ovasitol. It can help with insulin resistance and in some ways works similar to metformin, but it is over the counter. Always do your research and consult your doctor though! Best of luck, but always remember you are beautiful at any weight!

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  • Kate
    Dedicated August 2020
    Kate ·
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    I have PCOS and Keto worked wonders for me. It is the diet that my doctor recommended along with my diagnosis. I now go on and off of it in order to maintain the 20 lbs I lost. The key really is that Keto is a diet you have to stick to very strictly. When I’m on it, I eat less than 20g of net carbs per day. It is very hard, but worth it. Once you get through the first two weeks and your body makes the adjustment, it starts to get a lot easier. There is so much sugar hiding in foods that we would think are healthy, and it all adds up! My blood work also showed that I was pre-diabetic, so I was also prescribed metformin, which helped level out my blood sugar, and so I have to watch my sugar a bit even when I’m not on Keto. Make sure you give it a month to 6 weeks at least before you give up on it. I’m a big believer in Keto for PCOS sufferers!
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  • Sweetness
    Dedicated March 2022
    Sweetness ·
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    I discovered Kym Campbell. She has PCOS herself, and has designed a lifestyle plan for it. She covers the reasons she recommends certain foods and not others. She focuses on slow carbs, healthy fats, and limited sugar. I'm still trying to adjust my diet, but I am making better choices all the time. I've come to realise how much my body reacts to certain things like milk and wheat, and how much better I feel without them. She runs frequent challenges on her Facebook group which is full of women on various stages of their personal journeys. She has two websites: smart fertility choices.com and beat pcos.com Smiley smile

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  • S
    Beginner September 2020
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    I second your opinion of Kym Campbell 'Beat PCOS' plan.I found it about 18 months ago at a time when I was the heaviest I had ever been and could not figure out what was going on. I was diagnosed with PCOS and other hormonal imbalance (prolactin). I made dietary changes suggested by Kym and went back to regular exercises (30 minutes top) most days of the week. Though I didn't go through Kym's more expensive plans, I believe that dietary/lifestyle changes made a big difference. I have lost 10 pounds over the past year and my periods have greatly improved...just in time for trying to conceive soon.

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  • Trisha
    Expert October 2020
    Trisha ·
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    Have You Tried Eating 12-1300 Calories A Day? Calorie Deficit Is The Best and Healthiest Way To Lose Weight. Weightloss Is 80% Diet So Just Keep Trying And Hopefully Youll Find What Works For You
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  • Kate
    Expert October 2020
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    I would consider seeing a physician, start at your primary care. They could refer you to a bariatric med doc or put you on a very small dose of Phentermine. They will more than likely refer you to a dietitian, who will create the best food plan for you to work along side of the medication.

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  • Taylor
    Savvy July 2021
    Taylor ·
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    I actually rarely eat that many calories. I usually eat small meals with a lot of veggies. During the spring and summer I will especially eat less and drink a lot more. But I don’t drink sodas!
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  • Taylor
    Savvy July 2021
    Taylor ·
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    I’m actually on her email list now that I see the name, but when I checked in to her plans they were just too expensive. I might go look at her Facebook page though!
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