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Thread: You can lose weight with PCOS.

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    Start Weight: 16st0lb
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    You can lose weight with PCOS.

    Now I'm no Doctor, but one thing I know is women with PCOS can lose weight. I myself have PCOS and have had problems losing weight, but not once have I blamed the PCOS. PCOS suffers need to admit how much they eat and the real cause of thei weight gain. PCOS is just an excuse. Ok, I know it's not easy losing weight, but so many women with the syndrome have lost weight, some fast, some slow. My head is so full of information, I'm not 100% sure what I'm ranting about anymore.


    But ladies, I don't want to rant. I just want to let you know wdight loss isn't hard with PCOS. Stop making excuses and at least try.

    I'm back on Minimins nearly a year later, I balloned to 17st, and in the past 2 months I've come down to 15st 7lbs. Here's how;

    I don't eat after 6.

    I walk at least 30 minutes a day.

    I have 2 meals a day.

    I never alliw myself to go hungry, if I do start to feel hungry, I eat fruit.

    I've only just started my journey, but I hope there are some PCOS friends out there who will join me in losing weight rather than blaming PCOS.


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    Like you said yourself, you're no doctor. PCOS affects different people in different ways. I've known people who stick 100% to proven weight loss plans and not lose weight. To say losing weight with PCOS is 'not hard' is a statement that could upset people with the condition that HAVE tried to lose weight. If you can lose weight easily then that's brilliant for you. I'm lucky that I can lose weight but it goes on so fast I have to be very careful.

    Rather than tell people with PCOS that they need to face up to what they eat it would be far better to support them in their weight loss goals. After all, we're all in the same boat and that's why we choose to come on this part of the forum.
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    I wasn't overweight until the PCOS started to present itself, I didn't overindulge in food or drinks and when I finally tried to lose weight some years ago it was a very hard process. It's a bit rude to assume that everyone is the same and that if it falls off you it will fall off of everyone. Everyone has a unique body and we all run differently, I've tried many diets in the last few years and walk everyday but it's only since starting slimming world I find that the weight is actually coming off. I'm delighted that you found a way to lose weight that suits you but I couldn't live so rigidly and don't think many could, it takes a lot of determination which I applaud you for having it but just because you've found your way to lose weight many others haven't and it's a really hard road for most. It's time we stopped berating each other, we should be standing together against this wretched disorder and encouraging each other, not ranting because some of us actually struggle to lose weight where as others have no weight problems at all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by monkeytheory View Post
    I wasn't overweight until the PCOS started to present itself, I didn't overindulge in food or drinks and when I finally tried to lose weight some years ago it was a very hard process. It's a bit rude to assume that everyone is the same and that if it falls off you it will fall off of everyone. Everyone has a unique body and we all run differently, I've tried many diets in the last few years and walk everyday but it's only since starting slimming world I find that the weight is actually coming off. I'm delighted that you found a way to lose weight that suits you but I couldn't live so rigidly and don't think many could, it takes a lot of determination which I applaud you for having it but just because you've found your way to lose weight many others haven't and it's a really hard road for most. It's time we stopped berating each other, we should be standing together against this wretched disorder and encouraging each other, not ranting because some of us actually struggle to lose weight where as others have no weight problems at all.
    My point exactly PCOS is horrible and for someone who allegedly has it to come on a PCOS thread and basically say sufferers eat too much is out of order, in my opinion. I've heard a lot of people say Slimming World is good for PCOS too, unfortunately I can't get on with it but Weight Watchers works really well for me luckily. Good luck with your weight loss Hun. Like you say, we sufferers should stick together!!!
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    Yes everyone is different. I`ve tried every diet out there in thee past 20 years of having PCOS. I lost most weight following Atkins diet, but the negative remarks about how "bad" it was for my health by eating so much fat made me give up. I`ve not long started SW, (two months) and enjoy it, but weight loss is slow. I feel we should be supportive to each other here, that`s a reason for me joining this forum.





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