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Nutrition is the best medicine for PCOS

Hi everyone, I was diagnosed with PCOS about five years ago. I'm 32 and have been steadily gaining weight since then but this last year has been the worst. I never used to diet but now that I'm trying to eat better it's having no effect. I've heard that eating unprocessed food, lots of vegetables etc and exercise are the best ways to regulate your hormones and therefore your insulin resistance and this helps mitigate the symptoms of PCOS by addressing the root cause. Has anyone experienced this? Has better nutrition been successful at treating PCOS?
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really low carb is the only thing.. I got up to 279 did fertility treatments for a year got pg with my dd.. then I lost 100 lbs doing low carb and exercise.. got pg the first month naturally cycles are now always on time and I have been this weight for 5 years.. but it gave me back my cycles and my life...  carbs are baaddd news for pcos
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For those of us that are overweight and dealing with pcos, losing weight is the best medicine. I lost at one point 60 pounds. I started to gain it back, as I did fall off the diet. I also take meteformin and I do believe it has helped to regulate my cycles. I've been off birth control for about 6 months, and I get a period each month and varys from 28-32 days depending on my ovulation of the month. Eating foods like wheat will help with pcos. I'm now on a 1780 calorie diet plan. Nothing fancy, my own thing just watching the foods I take in. It's working. I started my journey at 333lbs, and went to my lowest weight of 270. Went back to 295, and currently weigh 287. Try eating more fruits and veggies and more with whole graines. Whole wheat pasta is good in moderation. Also eating more healthy is good for your whole body. You will feel netter and have more energy.
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