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    Hi All!

    I have seen a few posts from those who have PCOS but thought I would start a new updated thread.

    I am about 10 stone overweight and have lost a considerable amount before on LL which was great considering I have PCOS. Have tried to get back on track but found it really difficult without conventional food. Now I'm back to the heaviest I've ever been

    I have been thinking about committing to SW and wondered how everyone found the losses with PCOS?

    Are there any other big losers out there that have PCOS and on SW?

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    Hi Nadia,

    I'm new to Minimins but not entirely new to SW. I also have quite severe PCOS & have struggled a lot with weight in the past. I managed to lose 3 1/2 stone on SW about 18 months ago & I'm now trying to get some more off. I've found that then & now that the weight loss has been a steady 1.5-2lbs a week

    SW works well with PCOS as it helps balance your insulin levels which in turn will balance everything else - plus you stay full & you can eat carbs! (I'm a carb fan as most PCOS ladies seem to be!)

    I've tried WW and found it high in sugar - which isn't a good thing for us PCOS ladies, I've also tried cal counting & it was too easy to cheat myself!! I am a true an of SW.

    Weight loss has made a huge difference to my symptoms & I'm sure no matter how you do it you'll notice that too!

    Good luck on your journey & feel free to contact me if you want

    Charli XxX

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    Hi,

    I lost seven stone years ago on the old mix2max plan which is similar to extra easy. I found with the PCOS I couldnt lose on green with all the carbs but was fine on extra easy. I started at the beginning of the yr but faffed about and started properly on Aug 4th and have lost almost 3 stone now in those 13 weeks. The PCOS is hugely improved and I would really recomend it.
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    Hi,
    I have pcos I first did slimming world about 2 years ago and lost 3 1/2 stone on extra easy, left my group and now I've put nearly 2 stone on in a year and half back on slimming world and I've lost half a stone in 3 weeks
    I found all my symptoms improved when I lost weight, think it depends on what treatment your on as well! I've recently started getting laser treatment and it's really helped not just with my symptoms but with my confidence to which makes it easier to stay on plan!
    I can't recommend slimming world enough it really works for me when I'm on plan and is better than any other diet I've tried ( I've tried a lot lol)
    Good luck with your journey
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    Thank you so much for your replies. It is reassuring to hear your positive thoughts and hearing your losses on SW.

    I lost 6 stone on LL but then became complacent as I hadn't had any conventional food for 5 months - not a crumb passed my lips!! I loved the quick weight loss but then missing food I went berserk and it all went back on plus more

    I must admit I was a bit worried that the losses would be slower on SW and with nearly 10 stone to lose it's quite daunting. I was thinking of doing mainly ExtraEasy days with maybe 1 green day and 1 red day.

    Do any of you do just ExtraEasy?

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    I'm new to SW, have PCOS and it's fairly severe, but I've lost 9lb in 4 weeks on mostly Green days, so I'm hoping to continue this way and for it to reduce the effect of pcos in my life

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    I stick to mainly green days & I've been losing a steady 1-1.5 lbs steadily, if you stick with it you'll be fine (When I behave, which I haven't lately!)

    One of my friends (with very, very mild PCOS) lost 12 stone last year, she did a mix of red/green & stuck like glue to 10 syns a day and lost 2-3 lbs a week. And hasn't put anything back on!

    Losses can depend on the person etc a dodgy week is nothing to worry about.

    XxX

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    Hi

    I have PCOS too, i have done SW in the past but my head has never really been in the game..... I have now been doing slimming world for 10 weeks and i have lost over 30lb.... I started on green days, about 2 weeks and got very bored.... My partner and i moved over to red day...... For someone like myself who always said i could live without meat but not pasta/rice etc i thought i wouldnt last.......well let me tell you, i dont miss pasta, potatoes or rice and that type of food, i eat less on red days, i dont feel tried on red days, i can always find food on menus that i can eat without worrying..... I still have 2 HEX b's a day so that takes care of my bread and hi-fi/alpen bars. My partner is alot happier with the meals i give him and he has lost lots of weight too..... For me this has worked and i am now pushing for my 2.5st award and i am in the 17st brackets which i cant remember that last time i was in here! woohoo

    Good luck and keep us updated. xx
    Cheerio.......Becci

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    Glad to hear that I'm not alone with PCOS and Slimming World....i'm not actually weighing myself at the moment just trusting the plan, as far as I can see Slimming World is all healthy food that has low GI ratings, which is what i've been told us PCOS girls should be eating.

    Good luck Nadia, love to hear how you get on xx

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    Well, I am also on Slimming World now (quite new though) and I have mild PCOS. I'll let you know how it works out for me! (...really really hoping it does!)
    Liz




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    Here is a thread with a lot if info - also if you type pcos into the search bar it will come up with a lot of stories and diaries that may help you xxx

    http://www.minimins.com/pcos/71102-d...have-pcos.html (Do you have PCOS?)

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    I'll tell you now, its a struggle with PCOS on slimming world, well for me anyway, my PCOS symptoms are constantly fighting against my weight loss but I'm determined not to give in as its because of the PCOS I am losing weight to start with and I'm only comfortable with dietting on SW. Good look, there is a fair bit of info in the PCOS section but its not very active, i pop in there every so often.
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    I have pcos and I joined slimming world in jan I've lost nearly 2 stone and I've stuck to extra easy but lately weight loss has become slow so I'm on my first red day and I'm finding it ok I'm craving the carbs of cous cous and pasta which is what I would normally have for lunch but I defo think this will boast weight loss for me good luck x

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    Quote Originally Posted by Xcharlibobx View Post
    Hi Nadia,

    I'm new to Minimins but not entirely new to SW. I also have quite severe PCOS & have struggled a lot with weight in the past. I managed to lose 3 1/2 stone on SW about 18 months ago & I'm now trying to get some more off. I've found that then & now that the weight loss has been a steady 1.5-2lbs a week

    SW works well with PCOS as it helps balance your insulin levels which in turn will balance everything else - plus you stay full & you can eat carbs! (I'm a carb fan as most PCOS ladies seem to be!)

    I've tried WW and found it high in sugar - which isn't a good thing for us PCOS ladies, I've also tried cal counting & it was too easy to cheat myself!! I am a true an of SW.

    Weight loss has made a huge difference to my symptoms & I'm sure no matter how you do it you'll notice that too!

    Good luck on your journey & feel free to contact me if you want

    Charli XxX
    Hi How did you find sticking to it, I believe you probably need to be very organised with this? I am around 6 stone overweight and really want to start planning my future with babies so come to a head with it all and really want to start SW?

    Ness

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    Quote Originally Posted by becciharland View Post
    Hi

    I have PCOS too, i have done SW in the past but my head has never really been in the game..... I have now been doing slimming world for 10 weeks and i have lost over 30lb.... I started on green days, about 2 weeks and got very bored.... My partner and i moved over to red day...... For someone like myself who always said i could live without meat but not pasta/rice etc i thought i wouldnt last.......well let me tell you, i dont miss pasta, potatoes or rice and that type of food, i eat less on red days, i dont feel tried on red days, i can always find food on menus that i can eat without worrying..... I still have 2 HEX b's a day so that takes care of my bread and hi-fi/alpen bars. My partner is alot happier with the meals i give him and he has lost lots of weight too..... For me this has worked and i am now pushing for my 2.5st award and i am in the 17st brackets which i cant remember that last time i was in here! woohoo

    Good luck and keep us updated. xx
    Hi So you found the red and green books easier did you? I was trying the extra easy and got confused and probs ate to much haha nice to know.

    Ness

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