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PCOS Bride needs weight loss tips!


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MrsTurnbull2B

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Hi ladies,

I'm due to get married on the 19th of May and am a little worried as I need to lose more weight to get into my dream dress.

I'm gym-ing it every week and trying to watch what I eat but having PCOS does make the whole process quite difficult! My doctor did originally have me on Orlistat but I really don't want to go back on that.

I was wondering if there are any other brides out there with PCOS that may have any useful tips for weight loss or dealing with those bad days?!

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Karen @ Mango Gems

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Hi

I have PCOS and am also insulin resistant. I've so far lost 6.5stone in about 2 years, so its perfectly possible to do, but I would recommend (from HUGE amounts of research) not using any sort of weight loss medication to do it.

The 3 tips I have:

1) Get proper medication for the PCOS - I was prescribed metformin (which has now been changed to Glucophage, the slow release variety) and the pill - works for me!
2) Buy some vitamin D - minimum 50000 iU. There is a very strongly proven link between PCOS sufferers and a vitamin D deficiency, and then a vitamin D deficiency and obesity/weight gain. When I forget to order it I don't do as well
3) Follow a low GI diet. This will help you beyond all else - I have followed slimming world and found it perfect for helping the condition as well as losing weight.

Finally - take a look at http://www.verity-pcos.org.uk/ There are great articles, hints and tips for managing the condition and managing weight loss.

Good luck!

Karen

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Hi

I have PCOS and am also insulin resistant. I've so far lost 6.5stone in about 2 years, so its perfectly possible to do, but I would recommend (from HUGE amounts of research) not using any sort of weight loss medication to do it.

The 3 tips I have:

1) Get proper medication for the PCOS - I was prescribed metformin (which has now been changed to Glucophage, the slow release variety) and the pill - works for me!
2) Buy some vitamin D - minimum 50000 iU. There is a very strongly proven link between PCOS sufferers and a vitamin D deficiency, and then a vitamin D deficiency and obesity/weight gain. When I forget to order it I don't do as well
3) Follow a low GI diet. This will help you beyond all else - I have followed slimming world and found it perfect for helping the condition as well as losing weight.

Finally - take a look at http://www.verity-pcos.org.uk/ There are great articles, hints and tips for managing the condition and managing weight loss.

Good luck!

Karen



Hi Karen,

Thank you do much for your reply! Your weight loss is amazing and very inspiring. There are so many diets out there I've never known which one would work. I will stock up on the vitamins you suggest as I'm happy to try anything that may work!

I guess I should go back to the doctor as I've never been offered medication apart from Orlistat and told told to lose weight. It does annoy me sometimes that such a common condition seems to be overlooked by a lot of doctors.

Thanks again!

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It took me 10 years to get a diagnosis and I had to insist on a referal to a gynae to get proper meds. My old GP was an ex army doctor and didn't believe in "women's problems" ! It was only with a new GP that I got help.

It is definately worth asking for an appointment with a specialist, what sort of area are you in (feel free to PM me if you don't want to put it on here!)

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It took me 10 years to get a diagnosis and I had to insist on a referal to a gynae to get proper meds. My old GP was an ex army doctor and didn't believe in "women's problems" ! It was only with a new GP that I got help.

It is definately worth asking for an appointment with a specialist, what sort of area are you in (feel free to PM me if you don't want to put it on here!)


Hi Karen,

I'm in Cambridgeshire between Peterborough and Kings Lynn. We don't have a hospital in my town so any appointments always mean travel but thats not a problem. My best friend has PCOS but she hasn't had much help either! I know it can't be cured but I'd love to feel in control of it rather than the other way around!