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A 19-year-old female asked:

Best diet for pcos weight loss on metformin/spiro: vegan or paleo? nutritionist i saw knows nothing about pcos. looking to lose 5-7 pounds in 6 weeks or so, will be coupling diet with lots of exercise.

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Dr. Toree Malasanos
Specializes in Pediatric Endocrinology
Weight loss is key: Any nutrition plan can be effective for weight loss if calories are reduced. Some people do better with limiting carbs others by limiting fats. The trick is finding a plan that you can maintain for a lifetime. Healthy habits need to be learned and maintained to avoid regaining the weight you lose. Weight loss is the key to diabetes and PCOS prevention. Don't get discouraged! It takes time.
Dr. Lynne Weixel
Clinical Psychology 36 years experience
Good info: Rather than the label to select a diet, read this info. It explains the PCOS basis in food absorption.http://www.obgyn.net/polycystic-ovary-syndrome-pcos/pcos-and-diet Your loss goal is sane and this should help. Best!

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