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Losing weight with polycystic ovarian syndrome

Katdav1982Katdav1982 Member Posts: 2 Listener
edited May 2018 in Healthy living
I have recently been diagnosed with polycystic ovarian syndrome and I would like some advice on how to loose weight. I have a lot of fat around my stomach, I'm unable to do a lot of exercise due to my fibromyalgia. I also have ehlers danlos syndrome type 3, chronic fatigue syndrome and idiopathic hypersomnlence. I only take pregabalin for nerve damage in my legs. 


  • JennysDadJennysDad Member Posts: 2,308 Pioneering
    Hello @Katdav1982 and a very warm welcome to the community. this matter is clearly very important to you, so I'm going to tag in one of our specialists in the hope that she can respond fairly quickly to your question.
    She is @KirstenNutritionAdvisor and the related forum is Ask a Diet and Nutrition Advisor. You might like to have a look at some of the conversations in that thread.
    Hope some of this helps.
    Warmest best wishes to you,
  • Sam_AlumniSam_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 7,730 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @Katdav1982
    Have you spoken to your doctors about diet and nutrition? It's important to get proper advice before making big changes to your diet.

    I found this page talking about diet and polycystic ovaries
    Senior online community officer
  • KirstenNutritionAdvisorKirstenNutritionAdvisor Member Posts: 53 Courageous
    Hello, I also have PCOS and have to watch my weight. Weight loss to be sustainable needs to be enjoyable. Here are some basic guide lines 
    eat three meals a day with each meal containing protein, carbohydrate and fat. The healthy kind of fats. 

    An example of this would be 
    porridge and berries (carbohydrate) milk/yogurt (protein) teaspoon of mixed seeds or peanut butter (fat)

    ham and new potatoes salad 
    ham (protein) potatoes and salad (carbohydrate) teaspoon of olive oil as a dressing (fat) 

    salmon (fat and protein) rice and vegetables (carbohydrate)

    if you are hungey invetween meals snack on fresh vegetables, natural yogurt with fruit, about 10 nuts ideally unsalted. 

    Add in something that makes it enjoyable one thing each day a bar of chocolate standard 40g, or a packet of crisps 30g or a small glass of wine. 

    Make sure you eat enough salad and vegetables as these foods are full of nutrients, vitamins and fill you up without increasing your calorie intake too much. 

    Also remember to drink enough water, it's a very important component of a healthy diet. 

    Cravings may hapoen in the first first few weeks of eating like this especially if it's a dramatic change from your current diet. But they will subside. 

    Good luck! Xx 
  • Katdav1982Katdav1982 Member Posts: 2 Listener
    Thank you kirstennutrientadvisor that's great advice. I am currently seeing a fertility consultant as I've been trying to get pregnant for the last 3 years. I still have a few tests that I'm waiting on. My consultant is lovely.

    Katherine Davies 
  • KirstenNutritionAdvisorKirstenNutritionAdvisor Member Posts: 53 Courageous
    Hi Katherine, apologies for all the spelling errors in the above message! I was typing on my phone! 

    Good luck for the consultation! 
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