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Which is the best diet plan for someone with pcos?

Which is the best diet plan for someone with pcos?

Healthy: Low calorie, low fat diet. No crash diets. No celebrity diets. Any healthy balanced diet will do. Calories is the key. Decrease calories but get your nutrients and vitamins. ...Read more

Dr. Arthur Heller
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Diet (Definition)

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Is there a certain diet plan and exercise plan i need to be on with pcos and insulin resistance?

Is there a certain diet plan and exercise plan i need to be on with pcos and insulin resistance?

Go low carb/glycemic: The mediterranean diet, dash diet, and low glycemic diets can all be helpful with weight loss, improving your cholesterol levels, and improving Insulin resistance and really you don't want a diet because that's short term - you want to change your eating habits permanently so look for one of these plans that you can stick with. ...Read more

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I have PCOS. High testosterone. Insulin-resistant. What foods to eat and avoid. Is there a diet plan for PCOS? What exercises could I do for this?

I have PCOS. High testosterone. Insulin-resistant. What foods to eat and avoid. Is there a diet plan for PCOS? What exercises could I do for this?

Dietician: Metformin has been effective in managing the insulin resistance seen in PCOS. As for diet, avoiding sweets and reducing starches like bread, pasta, potatoes,rice helps. A registered dietitian, in one visit, can give you an appropriate diet. Discuss exercises with your physician. Regular aerobic exercises like walking, swimming,cycling,jogging are beneficial. ...Read more

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I am slightly overweight. am trying to loose weight.I have PCOS. what should be my daily calorie intake and diet plan?

I am slightly overweight. am trying to loose weight.I have PCOS. what should be my daily calorie intake and diet plan?

Calories: It is tough to come up with a clear answer. Please check the calorie content of all bottles and cans that you might be using. Then look up "NuVal" on the internet and see how well your food are related to the data on "NuVal". If your food intake is fine just continue. If you not you should this project to make some changes. ...Read more

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Will low carb diet help pcos patients if they are lean? I'm lean,but when I was low carb dieting and lost even 15pounds, my period got more regular.

Will low carb diet help pcos patients if they are lean? I'm lean,but when I was low carb dieting and lost even 15pounds, my period got more regular.

Yes: With PCOS, you have insulin resistance. that means you have to make more insulin to control your blood sugar. The higher per levels of insulin then effect the ovaries. By lowering your carbohydrate intake, you will keep your insulin level down and you are more likely to ovulate on your own. ...Read more

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My pcos has caused me to become prediabetic. I am currently working out and dieting and loosing 1-3 lbs a week Can i reverse prediabetes if i keep up?

My pcos has caused me to become prediabetic. I am currently working out and dieting and loosing 1-3 lbs a week Can i reverse prediabetes if i keep up?

Yes: yes. The preponderance of evidence suggests that with diet, exercise and resultant weight loss one can reduce progression to overt diabetes by as much as 60% in people with prediabetes. ...Read more

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I have PCOS been dieting low carb and exercising all year and only lost 10lbs. Why? How can I really start losing weight?

I have PCOS been dieting low carb and exercising all year and only lost 10lbs. Why? How can I really start losing weight?

PCOS: Sorry but no shortcuts here: diet, exercise, portion control and have your gYN minor all hormonal levels including thyroid and blood sugar as well as female and testosterone levels. Please consult a personal trainer and a registered dietician. ...Read more

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I am trying to get pregnant and have pcos, will I ever concieve? I am dieting and exercising!?

Right direction : You are heading the right path and if pharmacological treatment is needed based in your biochemical profile and all causes of pcos-like conditions are ruled out, I am certain your outcome is going to be excellent and yes, achieving spontaneous ovulation and pregnancy is very likely (of course making sure your partner's fertility state is optimal is also as important). Good luck ! ...Read more

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I have pcos and have been dieting, exercising and taking natural weight loss pills for two months with no luck. What can I do to lose weight?

I have pcos and have been dieting, exercising and taking natural weight loss pills for two months with no luck. What can I do to lose weight?

Don't give up: This is a common problem, and one we are seeing more often. Pcos invovles a variety of hormonal imbalances; patience in treatment is necessary. Try cutting down on the carbohydrates and continue to exercise at least 4 x weekly. "natural weight loss pills" likely will not work and may have unwanted side effects.See your endocrinologist or gynecologist for additional guidance. ...Read more

Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
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