Now to any women out there who have PCOS have you tried met? Had success with it? Did I give up too soon?? Any way to counter act the constant tired feeling when on it?? Any advice on weight loss with PCOS
I am trying to lose weight all my teenage life basicly. I found out i have PSOC few months ago and it really motivated me to change my eating habits. cuz if u loose just 10% of ur weight things can be better ( and I am soo frustrated of my thin hair which needs ages of grooming to look normal )...and so on and on beyond estethic stuff. when i find out all that can turn around if i try i just don't cheat any more cuz i know it's so much more in the game beyond just my appeal to other ppl. I lost 20 pounds in several months justby really working out and eating stuff i thought was healthy. then it was period of tagnation even though i did all the same just less excersice cuz of my exams. then i found out about this cite and weight loss in on again. most important i eat just healthy stuff very little processed food just when i have to , just A grade carbs and mainly raw A grade food, and work out workout. 22 down, but still way to go :))))
The reading that I have done says people with PCOS and insulin resistance do much better on a very carb restricted diet. Keeps insulin down and helps the body burn fat instead of storing everything. No grains and limited fruits and tuber vegetables. Most carbs come from vegetables. You get most of your cals from protein and healthy fats.
Here are some blogs/sites to start doing some research and see if something helps. Good luck :)
I have PCOS, and I gained a lot of weight as well.. I was nearly 300lbs! I am 140lbs, a year and a half later.. :) I do take metformin, and didn't even count calories to lose the weight. I count 'em now, just to keep track but I never gave up eating certain things etc.
I eat greek yogurt everyday, and I do fine :) I also have a lot of carbs by the end of the day as well, mostly in fruit/sweet potato's and other veggies.
Everyone is different. Dairy might be an issue for you. Try cutting it out for a few weeks and see if it makes any difference. Also, I'm not sure you need to go super low carb. I basically try to stick to "real food", limit my fruit to berries and get my carbs from vegetables. I don't have PCOS but feel it has helped me lose more fat off my abd. I hope you can find something that works for you.
I have had PCOS for well over 10 years. I am now 50. I was on Metformin and BC as well as other meds. I found that the BC and metformin helped me alot, but the biggest help was losing the weight (which allowed me to come off the meds). I eat greek yogurt every day. It does not have a lot of carbs (8) and it has 20 grams of protein.
You might want to give the metformin another shot. It never made me tired. The carbs may be making you tired. When I ate more carbs I did get tired. Reducing your carbs or eating better carbs should help. You might want to try eating protein and fat with your carbs and maybe just limiting how many carbs you eat at once could help.
If you go back on the metformin, it is not a license to eat whatever you want. You should try to watch what you eat as much as possible. You should only take it with meals. You should not take it on an empty stomach. (Just wanted to mention this, just in case.)
I am not on any meds right now. My PCOS is under control, but monitored. I go to an endocrinologist and get blood tests for testosterone levels, etc. That is the only way to know if the meds are actually working. Good luck, I hope this helps.