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weight loss with pcos

hi everybody, I've recently been diagnosed with pcos and I'm trying to loose weight bt it seems to  be harder for me because of my condition and would like any feedback on what I  could try to make it easier.
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Hi!  I notice you're also part of the Trying to Conceive community.  Did your doctor also run tests for any thyroid disease?  This can also have an effect on fertility.  

PCOS is not the cause of being overweight, it's the other way around.  Don't use PCOS as an excuse to not to lose weight.  Stepping off soap box now....

Losing weight is a great way to treat PCOS, along with regular exercise, and maybe a medication (like metformin).  Each of these helps the body to regulate the over production of insulin.  Losing weight can also help to regulate hormones, cycles, and ovulation.

One of the best ways to begin a new eating lifestyle is to anaylze what you're eating by keeping a food journal.  Even if you do it for one week, you'll be able to see where you're lacking nutrients and where your slacking off.  The goal is to eat healthy portions through three meals a day or smaller portions five meals a day.  The meals should consist of complex carbs, fresh fruits, fresh or frozen veggies, lean proteins, whole grains, fiber; not carbs from starches, breads, and sugars.  Consuming low fat or no fat dairy products are also a good idea when losing weight.  Take a multivitamin with a good amount of B vitamins and vitamin D (important for those suffering from PCOS) and drink lots of water.
If you're not able to get with it, you may want to seek the advice of a Register Dietician in your area to keep you on track. Good luck!
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Ive always had irregular cycles..even when I was thin and considered at a healthy weight but ove also read that once ur dignosed with pcos its harder to loose the weight and im not aire if my doc will put me on anu medication anytime soon...and I did check on the thyroid and im ok when it comes to that..
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Hi. By following a healthy diet and beginning a regular exercise, you can increase your body’s response to insulin and decrease, possibly, androgen production. This may help reduce symptoms, restore menses and make it easier to conceive. However, you need to check with your physician before starting any exercise or nutrition program. Once you get clearance, start with 30 to 45 minute sessions of cardio training 3 to 4 times a week, and select one weight training exercise (set of 8 to 12 reps) for each muscle group. Do not forget to stretch after every workout. Thanks for asking.
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