Quote from alichael
Thanks for the advice to you both. I have tried hard and often to loose weight. I have tried everything from jenny craig, weight watches to the fruit diet, Atkins diet, nothing works. I have polycystic ovaries also which makes it a little harder. My main reason to loose weight is not for the look, but for health, and to see my children grow! At this rate, I will be dead before they are in there 20's!
Have you seen a reproductive endocrinologist about your PCOS? Even if you're done having children, they're the best ones to go to because they deal with PCOS on a daily basis and are the most up-to-date on the new treatments out there. Most PCOS patients are started on Glucophage (metformin) with is actually a diabetic drug. It helps regulate glucose metabolism and helps your body manage insulin properly. Many patients lose weight with this because it helps regulate their metabolism.
From what I understand, the reason it is so hard for us PCOS girls to lose weight is because our bodies produce too much insulin - so we crave sugar to help balance that, and if we don't eat that sugar, our bodies just go right ahead make sugar anyway, so that we don't go hypoglycemic. Either way, we're absorbing a whole lot more sugar than most people, and extra sugar means extra calories.
Anyways, if you haven't seen an endocrinologist, try that first before moving onto surgical methods. Good luck!