</font><blockquote><font size=“1” face=“Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif”>quote:</font><hr /><font size=“2” face=“Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif”>Originally posted by Jiggle:
<strong> </font><blockquote><font size=“1” face=“Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif”>quote:</font><hr /><font size=“2” face=“Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif”>Originally posted by marie:
<strong>Thanks for your opinions and advice Dragon Fly and Toni. I will get a second opinion and a third if I have to. Meanwhile I have decided to lose 20 pounds I think this will help me with my appearance and self-esteem. Does anyone have any advice on losing weight for a women with PCOS? Does anyone have any make-up tips for a women with PCOS. Thanks again guys. </blockquote><font size=“2” face=“Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif”>I have PCOS/NCAH plus extras, and with your question about losing weight… Yes, people with PCOS find it VERY difficult to loose weight, cause of the disease taking over their body, but… I have lost some weight! A lot of people may hate what I have to say, but it can work for most… I have tried the sugar busters, and had little success, but I hated it. (stay away from white foods, no sugar at all…)
Anyway… I started eating about anything I wanted (except sweets), just til the hunger pain went away, but not over doing it. When I wanted something sweet I ate fat-free frozen yogurt or to snack on I ate low-salted popcorn. I also made the last meal of the day to be 5pm. If you get hungry between 5pm and before you go to bed, then drink PLENTY of water/fluids. And if I had to have something to eat bad enough I went to low-salted popcorn, but not to much.
The big problem with losing weight, you have to keep it off, or by the next week you will allready have gained 5 pounds then +++.
I understand that some people don’t get home til 6 or maybe 7 in the evening. Maybe you should go on a all veggie in the evening for dinner or even a salad with fat free, lowfat, or no dressing. And during the day have something that satisfies your hunger needs.
I am not big on diet sodas, sugar free products (that can also cause cancer)… Aspartam (sp) is not what I would use at all. I am hoping some of this info is helpful to you or someone.</strong></font><hr /></blockquote><font size=“2” face=“Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif”>Different plans work for different people, so I will add what has worked for me for losing weight and keeping it off.
I have both PCOS and hypothyroidism, and find keeping the hormones under contorl is job 1. My main thrust is portion control. I eat any food I want, but watch the amount. (You know what tastes just as good as a candy bar, but has half the fat and calories? Half a candy bar.) I eat soy protien everyday, and try to include watery/fibery “negative calorie” fruits and veggies. I have eliminated “automatic” eating, like automatically getting a box of pop corn when you go to a movie, even though you aren’t hungry, just saying “yes” when someone offers you something to eat, etc. I also find some dairy fat helps. (CLA, if I recall)
Exercise is helpful, I find yoga is best, the “aerobic breathing” exercises are good, too, as well as just putting on some music and getting down.
breathing exercise sites (I have no connection to any of them, and am posting them for infomation only)