I have pcos and have been told losing weight will help but it seems impossible. Having lost about 25lbs last year I've gained this and some more back and just don't seem to be able to get back on track. I start over every single day but nothing is working and I seem to have trouble keeping control of my appetite. Does anyone else have this condition and how do you manage it? Thanks - Kerrie
I too have PCOS. It seems so silly that losing weight can make the symptoms so much better, but losing the wt is SOOOOO hard.
My advice: Dont expect to lose 2 pounds per week. Even with exercising and watching what I eat my losses are so slight. I seem to be losing 1 pound every three weeks, even with the recommended deficit.
Did they test you to see how your body reacts to sugar? Something that goes hand in hand with PCOS can be insulin resistance. Just a thought.
So be patient, and be diligent. It will happen. Just slower than other people.
They haven't done any further testing yet as I am trying for a baby and they won't proceed with treatment until my partner has been tested. Apparently they either treat you for infertility (with PCOS as a side issue) or just for the PCOS if you are not trying to get pregnant. I have done a bit of research and found quite a bit about the insulin resistance side of things and am seeing my GP again on Monday so will ask her again then to see if they can carry on with other testing. My willpower just seems to be non-existent and the more depressed I get about being overweight the more I eat and bigger I get. It's a horrible cycle but it helps to know I'm not the only one - thanks.
I also have PCOS. I was diagnosed 8 years ago. I now have a 7-year old daughter and 4-year old twins. I am open to any specific questions you might want to send in a personal message. This is a little personal, so if you want to reply in a personal message feel free...how much overweight are you? Since they have not tested your glucose levels I thought we could start there.