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Intro + Weight Watchers with PCOS? [Jul. 10th, 2008|12:53 am]
Weightloss Support For PCOS


I've been a member on here for awhile now, but have never posted anything. I'm nineteen and I was diagnosed with PCOS when I was around thirteen. I was on Metformin for about three years, but I now take no medication for it. It was only about a year ago that I started getting regular periods (I had none before, and this was without medication).

I've gone up and down the scale, but nothing major. I know those with PCOS need to stay away from too much carbs, but beyond this I know nothing about specific diets those with PCOS need to adhere to. I'm finally motivated to get down to a healthier weight, though.

What I wanted to ask is, does anyone have any experience with Weight Watchers? I know countless people who have been successful with it, but I'm wondering about it from a PCOS perspective? Is there anything special I would have to do on top of WW, like certain foods to avoid (ie, carbs)? If I did this, is there any reason why I wouldn't loose the weight on WW because of my PCOS? I'd love to hear some personal experiences before I start investing money into the program.

[User Picture]From: spindr
2008-07-10 09:59 am (UTC)
I gained 3lb in my first week at ww. - I'd never eaten so much in my life.

My opinion (based only on my experience) is that WW doesn't work so well fro women with PCOS. We physically need fewer calories than someone of the same build/activity level etc who doesn't have it.

As I say, though, only my experience.

Edited at 2008-07-10 09:59 am (UTC)
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From: lotsoflogdogs
2008-07-10 01:14 pm (UTC)
I think one of the best diets for PCOS is South Beach
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[User Picture]From: moony_blues
2008-07-10 03:02 pm (UTC)
I am currently a weight watcher, and I have been losing weight. It's a very slow process, but it's working.

On WW, you choose what you eat, so if you want to cut carbs, you can. They don't tell you what to eat, but they do give you the tools to eat wisely. In the end, you can eat whatever you want as long as you count the points. Or you can do the core program and stick with the foods list, which, incidentally, is full of low-fat, high-fiber foods. With either program, you get extra points each week for unexpected occasions.

I've been on WW for a little over a year and I've lost something like 45 pounds. It takes longer for me than for other women, but I am seeing results. For me, it's worth the money. =)
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[User Picture]From: shyloh
2008-07-13 04:51 pm (UTC)
I have PCOS and I am on weight watchers. Although my body is in a plateau at the moment, I lost 33 lbs in 16 weeks through the program. Personally, it's the only "diet" that I have been able to lose weight and maintain the loss. I guess it's different for everyone, but it works for me.

good luck
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