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Exercise Up A Storm But Still Fat - How?! (pcos?)

Exercise up a storm but still fat - HOW?! (pcos?) Click here to read our frequently asked Fitness and Exercise questions. I realize that this is an older post. But, here are my two cents. Since PCOS is related potentially to insulin resistance, I (as a non-doctor, non-nutritionist) suggest that you watch your carbs. Pick up a good book about it like, "Protein Power" by the Eades or go on the Atkins website. I have wonky blood-sugar issues and resisted low-carbing for years. Now that I am actually doing it, I feel amazing. I have tons of energy and I am dropping weight (like 4 pounds this week)! You can eat amazing things while watching your carbs. I eat a ton of salads with lean protein, Greek yogurt with blueberries, peanuts and string cheese, coffe with half 'n half. There are a lot of great combinations! Good luck to you and I hope that you gain some insights that help you work with your body! I was diagnosed w pcos 8 years ago. I have had it since puberty, but it went undiagnosed bc I never had the fertility issues that typically come with pcos. Pre diagnosis I was 242 pound at 5 foot 5. It seemed the better I ate and more I exercised the more weight I gained. I remember weeks Continue reading >>

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  1. doirinne

    How long does it take METFORMIN to help me lose weight?

    I have been diagnosed with insulin resistance Nov 2011. Taking METFORMIN, HCL ER 2000mg (since 11/4/11 worked my way up to full dose). Been on full dose for 2.5 weeks now. No weight loss. I am keeping total daily carbs under 45grams per day. Total calories < 1400. PROTEIN = 60-80GRAMS PER DAY. Diet controlled w/dietician every 6 weeks. I work out 5x per week, 45 mins each time = 50/50 cardio/strength training. Drink 8 glasses of water per day. I am very frustrated. How long does full dose of MET 2000mg take to lose any weight? My endo says he feels I can lose 10 lbs by the follow up appt 2/3/12. I haven't lose one ounce yet. PLEASE HELP. DEE
    Added 15 Dec 2011:
    ps I just read somewhere that I should be taking my metformin with full glass of water. I have not been doing that. Just enough water to get the pills down. Also once or twice a week I will have a glass of sugar free lemonade w/ 1.5 oz of flavored vodka (zero sugar, BUT 6-8 total carbs). Could this interfere w/metformins' effect to help the insulin resistance??????
    Added 15 Dec 2011:
    pps the carbs I consume are 99% from vegetables, either green leafy or steamed/frozen

  2. Delila

    Hi, as you probably know, metformin aids weight loss by reducing your natural instinct of hunger, so you eat less. So it is really down to you to loose the weight by eating healthily which it sounds that you are. To be honest i would have expected you to have lost some weight already... there are foods which can hinder you weight loss, such as foods that increase your blood sugar levels, so you need to be aware of these. I am going to add a link to a website that lists the things you should/should not be doing whilst taking the metformin, including dietary suggestions. I hope you see some results soon.

  3. MO mouawim

    Hi, i am healthy and completely well-balanced with no health problem. i take contraceptive pills. would like to loose around 5KG. Can i take glucofage to help me in the process? thank you

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No Exercise, No Diet, Can You Still Lose On Metformin?

no exercise, no diet, can you still lose on metformin? If this is your first visit, be sure tocheck out the FAQ by clicking thelink above. You may have to register before you can post: click the register link above to proceed. To start viewing messages,select the forum that you want to visit from the selection below. no exercise, no diet, can you still lose on metformin? I tend to lose some weight when first upping my metformin dose - endro's orders - I would never misuse meds. But sometimes I wonder if it's really the metformin helping me lose or a blood sugar side effect. I'm not good at testing- need to get in the habit - she only wants me to do it twice a week but it hurts on fingers. Do you think the metformin helped me lose even though I'm eating horrible, and not exercising? thanks. I lost 20 lbs and did nothing but take Met. Of course, I could have lost alot more if I would have done those things, but the Met alone did the trick for me. Kristen(23), DH(27), DS#1(1), DS#2(Brand New) Nickolas Landry born November 9, 2007 (7 lbs 9 oz and 20 inches long) Cameron Michael born April 30, 2009 (8 lbs 15 oz and 19 inches long) I tend to lose some weight when first upping my metform Continue reading >>

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  1. AllisonR

    How long did it take for you to see results, if any? I was put on it this week, and I would like to have regular periods again and/or combined weigh loss coupled with exercise and a healthy diet.

  2. treowth

    I started taking Metformin at the end of October and saw my specialist again in January - by that point all my hormones were within the 'normal' range and ten days ago I had my first non-norethisterone driven period.... I was shocked.
    I'm exercising regularly too.
    I was lucky enough to have no side effects too.
    Good luck with it

  3. SMSDREAMER2007

    Personally I wasn't able to take it. Made me sooooo sick past the 2 week grace period. I never really saw results from it. I'm one of the rare ones that don't though.

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Overweight In Polycystic Ovary Syndrome. An Update On Evidence Based Advice On Diet, Exercise And Metformin Use For Weight Loss.

Overweight in polycystic ovary syndrome. An update on evidence based advice on diet, exercise and metformin use for weight loss. Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics, Odense University Hospital, Odense, Denmark. [email protected] Minerva Endocrinol. 2013 Mar;38(1):59-76. AIM: Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is the most common endocrine disorder in premenopausal women affecting 5-10%. Nearly 50% are overweight or obese, which result in a more severe phenotype of PCOS. Weight loss is therefore considered the first line treatment in overweight women with PCOS. The aim of this study was to appoint evidence based and clinically applicable advises on weight loss in overweight women with PCOS. METHODS: A review of the existing literature on weight loss through lifestyle modification and/or metformin treatment in overweight women with PCOS. The primary outcome was weight loss. The clinical manifestations of hyperandrogenism and menstrual cyclicity were secondary outcomes. Metabolic parameters were not included in the present review. RESULTS: Weight loss is most effectively achieved through a 12-1500 kcal/day diet, which results in a clinically relevant weight loss. Continue reading >>

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  1. AllisonR

    How long did it take for you to see results, if any? I was put on it this week, and I would like to have regular periods again and/or combined weigh loss coupled with exercise and a healthy diet.

  2. treowth

    I started taking Metformin at the end of October and saw my specialist again in January - by that point all my hormones were within the 'normal' range and ten days ago I had my first non-norethisterone driven period.... I was shocked.
    I'm exercising regularly too.
    I was lucky enough to have no side effects too.
    Good luck with it

  3. SMSDREAMER2007

    Personally I wasn't able to take it. Made me sooooo sick past the 2 week grace period. I never really saw results from it. I'm one of the rare ones that don't though.

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