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What should I be eating if I want to maintain a healthy diet?

What should I be eating if I want to maintain a healthy diet?

A balanced diet: You should adjust your diet to maintain a healthy weight and make sure it is well balanced in carbohydrates, proteins (from fish, nuts, no-fat yogurt) and have limited amount of fats in it. I would advise more of plant based foods with ample veggies, grains and fruits (very important part of diet, in my view). Avoid meat heavy diets they are outright unhealthy due to excess saturated fats in them. ...Read more

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Dr. Pam Yoder
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Healthy Diet (Definition)

Pregnant women should eat a balanced, nutritional diet and increase their calorie intake to meet the needs of the developing fetus and their changing bodies. Eating a range of wholesome and nutritious foods during pregnancy is one of the most important things that women can do to ensure the normal development and growth of the fetus, and it can help to prevent prematurity and low birth weight. For the mother, good nutrition helps to prevent anemia, ...Read more


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I have Pco's. I eat healthy diet and don't eat junk food. But its hard for mto loose weight. How can i loose weight? atleast 3kgs per month?

I have Pco's. I eat healthy diet and don't eat junk food. But  its hard for mto loose weight. How can i loose weight? atleast 3kgs per month?

Glucagon!: Its hard for women with PCOS to lose weight. Metformin can help you lose weight. Also, if you fast (No food or sugar passes your lips) between about 4 in the afternoon and about 8 in the morning, it will help you lose weight because your body will produce Glucagon (fat burning). Do this, and exercise in the morning before you eat, you will lose even more weight. Best wishes! ...Read more

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Diagnosed with pcos at 16, now 25 periods are monthly. But the weight is still very much here, dispute healthy diet and exercise, any suggestions?

Diagnosed with pcos at 16, now 25 periods are monthly. But the weight is still very much here, dispute healthy diet and exercise, any suggestions?

Weight loss: Are you discussing the weight loss?, i believe in these days for your conditions are many trials with metformin also , in addition to sports. This is a prescription drug used also in diabetes. ...Read more

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Not married. PCOS. On metformin. Should I also take anti-androgen meds now too? And Clomid? Or I should only take metformin, exercise & healthy diet?

Not married. PCOS. On metformin. Should I also take anti-androgen meds now too? And Clomid? Or I should only take metformin, exercise & healthy diet?

See Below...: I would only recommend Clomid if you are trying to get pregnant. It is not recommended for long-term use or just to treat PCOS. Spironolactone (antiandrogen) is a good addition if you have excessive hair growth around your mouth or other places that are unusual for a women. Excercise and weight loss are are the best treatment for PCOS and work well in motivated women. Best wishes! ...Read more

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Can exercise and a healthy diet fix hormonal problems like irregular periods (not caused by pcos or similar) without needing birth control pills?

Can exercise and a healthy diet fix hormonal problems like irregular periods (not caused by pcos or similar) without needing birth control pills?

A healthy life: Style never hurts, but it is unlikely to help a medical problem causing irregular periods, except when due to obesity, Insulin resistance, pcps etc. Talk w/your doctor about diagnosis and potential treatment. ...Read more

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I was diagnosed with PCOS and I'm gaining weight uncontrollably. I have gained 40 pounds in 6 months. I am somewhat active and eat healthy.

Check labs: Pts with pcos often have issues with insulin resistance where the cells in the body become resistant to insulin causing an increase in insulin levels and blood glucose levels. Often we use metformin to help. You will also need a strict nutrition regimen with exercise to decrease weight as well. Use a food diary for an honest look at your calorie intake ...Read more

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5ft 23yr female 248lbs. High BP & HR, PCOS, Anxiety. I also retain water & haven menstruated in 4months I eat healthy & exercise. Advice and ideas?

5ft 23yr female 248lbs. High BP & HR, PCOS, Anxiety. I also retain water & haven menstruated in 4months I eat healthy & exercise.  Advice and ideas?

Hormones: You may be suffering from a hormone deficiency, or a problem with your cells uptaking and using the hormones you are producing. If you are only 23 y/o and you are having all these issues, I would highly recommend having your primary doctor do a full blood work panel on you to see if there are any imbalances that could be treated to alleviate these issues ...Read more

Dr. Amanda Itzkoff
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Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (Definition)

Pcos is a metabolic disorder affecting 8-10% of women that may cause irregular periods, acne or increased hair growth, infertility or subfertility, and increases the risk of diabetes. To diagnose pcos, we need 2 out of 3 of: 1. Irregular or no periods 2. Acne, hair growth and/or blood tests showing too much male-type hormones (androgens) 3. Ultrasound showing large ovaries ...Read more


Dr. Arthur Heller
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Diet (Definition)

Diet is a four letter word implying temporary measures with few good permanent results. I believe instead in 'healthy lifestyle changes' that may produce results more slowly ...Read more