The same way everyone needs to lose weight. Healthy eating and exercise. It;s the only way. Stick to 3 main meals per day with healthy snacks in between. Eat as much fruit and veg as you can and try leave out greasy, processed foods, food high in fat, gassy drinks - stick to water. You can obviously allow yourself a treat day when you could say order a pizza or something. Make sure you're exercising a few times a week too.
I think the best diet for women with PCOS is High protein, low carb!
Exercise 1 hr 6 days a week!
I have struggled with my weight ever since i stopped taking birth control! It was discovered a year later I have pcos. I have done diet and exercise after diet and exercise with not even a budge of weight loss. So that doesn't work for everyone! Some of us need medical assistance! Turns out all my hormones were completely out of whack. I told my doctor I needed something to help that wasn't birth control. She put me on metformin, which is a diabetes medication which also helps with pcos. Let me tell you this is my life saver! I dropped 30 pounds in 3the months and it's staying off! Even after having my son! Now it has some not so pleasant side affects where the bathroom and #2 are concerned but usually lasts about two weeks! If you can get past that you will be very happy! With all that said, like everyone else you will still want to eat healthy and exercise while being on it. But I contribute 100% of my weight loss to metformin!
I am on Metformin also.....I took it last year and couldnt get past the #2 issue, It went for a month! UGH but this time I am starting at 500mg for 10 days....so far just a little #2 issue. I can surely deal with it this time!
I am doing a low carb diet (atkins) because It has worked for me in the past!
I have been on it for 4 days now(same is the met so far) and I have to say it has not been bad...I have not seen any weight loss yet but I have been to tired to workout! I am also taking provera to induce my AF and that always makes me tired.
I have Atypia Endometrial Hyperplasia (pre cancerous uterine lining) so I am on a progesterone treatment for the next 6 mths, with met and weight loss, and quit smoking (did that Dec 18 2011) ..hopefully I can reverse the cell growth and move on to having a baby!