Weight Loss for PCOS mommas. How did you lose that baby weight?

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I am here sitting with 15lbs of baby weight one year postpartum. I exclusively nurse so I had horrible cravings after I gave birth for the first few months. I try to eat healthy we dont eat dairy, mainly whole wheat, whole foods, meat once or twice a week and drink only water. It just seems that no matter what I just remain at the same weight I can't lose it. I was hoping that having a bay would help me with getting rid of my PCOS but it seems to be back. I have most symptoms under control but I just can't help my weight. What did you guys do to help you in your weight loss? I am still nursing btw.

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Amy - posted on 05/14/2012

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I am reading a book right now about PCOS and diets. According to the author it is not just how much you eat, but also how you spread it out. Your should spread out your carbs throughout the day so that there are less spikes in your blood sugar. Focus on eating as close to nature as possible and exercising 6 days a week(even if it is just a walk).

Kellie - posted on 05/12/2012

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i suffer from both PCOS and endometriosis, although the PCOS was diagnosed 6 months after the birth of my son. Wen he was 6 months old i still weighed wat i did full term. I'd put on 25kgs during that pregnancy... Hence the tests and diagnosis of PCOS. I tried for a yr after that to loose the weight to no avail. Excercise, healthy diet, silly diets and detox... In the end, my Dr put me on metabaliser tablets to help with weight loss and changed my contraceptive pill. (my son was 18 months old by then and no longer breast fed)... I Also started using the wii fit. I found that i was actually doing the wrong sort of Excercise for wat i was tryin 2 do. Sounds crazy, before that i didn't think it mattered so long as u were doing something. Where as the wii fit has specific Excercises targeted for specific areas. The combination of the 2 helped alot. I don't know the conversion into pounds but before i started loosing weight i was 93kgs, got down to 78 before i fell pregnant again :S Lol... I was a bit panicky when i fell pregnant the 2nd time about going back and having to start again. But whether it was because the pregnancy was different, or the knowledge I'd gained or a combination of the 2, my daughter is 7 months old and I'm already down to 76kgs... I'm not necessarily saying go out and buy a wii and wii fit, but maybe speak to some1 at ur local gym and find out which Excercise routines will work for u and are targeted towards wat u are tryin to achieve. The medication i was put on u can't take whilst breast feeding so thats obviously not an option for u at this time. And its not something to jump straight into. It was only that everything else wasn't working that my Dr considered it.... Good luck! Loosing weight with PCOS is alot harder than many know. But its not impossible. Instead of working harder try to work smarter

Mandee - posted on 05/10/2012

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With my first child, I tried eating healthy, walking, etc. and nothing worked. I also have severe fibromyalgia, so more aggressive forms of exercise, running, aerobics, etc. are not an option for me. started taking a cinnamon supplement and it helped my blood sugars to regulate, which can be common for people with PCOS. It not only helped me to have more stable blood sugar, but as a result, the snacking between meals was decreased. Even though my snacks were healthy (I love a pear or apple with nuts, etc.) I found that I ate less between meals and at meals but still stayed within a healthy intake of calories and nutrients while BF my daughter.

BTW the decision to BF is also one of the best for helping lose the baby weight.

April - posted on 05/10/2012

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Read the book eat to live. And follow the diet strictly. I did everything to lose weight and 2 monts after starting this diet I've lost 20 lbs I have about 5 more to go. Basically the daily diet is unlimited raw veggies- unlimited cOoked veggies- 5 servings of fruit- 1 cup of either whole grain or a starchy vegetable- at least 1 cup of beans or lentils and 1 oz of nuts (2oz when nursing or pregnant.) it's a lot of food but you will drop weight. Good luck I know it feels horrible now to be able to lose weight.

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Pcos doesn't make it impossible to lose weight (I know I suffer with it, and although I'm over weight still, I am successfully losing) if you are eating a healthy balanced diet and exercising you should lose weight. If you are doing that and not losing weight you could look at your portion sizes, mindless eating (are you eating anything while not thinking about it?), increasing exercise, substituting foods for healthier alternatives (lean meat etc).

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Tina - posted on 10/22/2012

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Crystal - posted on 08/20/2012

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Wondering if you found a weight management system that worked for you? If not I have a suggestion. I tried this and lost almost all of my post baby belly fat and have mental clearity, more energy and am eating so much better! I did the 24 day challenge for breastfeeding moms! I loved it so much I became a coach for it. Let me know if I can help?!

Stifler's - posted on 05/12/2012

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I have polycystic ovaries (says the ultrasound lady at my first antenatal scan) which caused the irregular periods and other horrid stuff. I haven't lost a pound since renae has been born. You should download the mynetdiary app and put in everything you eat and how much exercise it helps to keep you aware of what you're eating.

Julie - posted on 05/11/2012

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Expect your body to hang on to a certain amount of calories as it knows you are feeding another person ...



... walk as often as you can and you will lose it in the right places ♥



DO NOT compare yourself to other mothers as I learned the hard way that our bodies are all different. With each baby I gained so much and only lost so much ... I wouldn't trade my former lean bod for any one of my 7 children! (and neither would my hubby!)

Puss - posted on 05/10/2012

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I too have PCOS and put on 28 pounds one year postpartum. I tried for almost a year to lose my weight but then fell pregnant again so after this baby I will be starting the 28 day diet from losebabyweight.co.nz It gives you a 4 week eating and exercise plan and it is designed for mothers who are BF. I know what you are going through and wish you luck.

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Yeah I know Ive done it before becoming pregnant I lost 55 lbs. but I'm guessing its (hopefully) because I am nursing. I eat relatively healthy, three times a day snack in between. I drink a lot of water because of nursing and try to stay active.

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