Posted by: arina | 2009/02/19

weight loss to conceive

i have PCOS and is about 15 kg over weight. tried to lose it past year, didn' t succeed. have been on clomid for last 2 years, ovulated only twice. dr told me if i loose weight, maybe problem will get better. scared to take medicine as this could affect embrio. problem with kidney - high protein diet is out. no dr cohen' s or similar nearby. what do you suggest? thanks.

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Dear Arina
If you suffer from PCOS, which is usually associated with insulin resistance (IR) then it is essential for you to consult a clinical dietitian, because the correct diet is one of the most important factors in treatment. Visit the Association for Dietetics in SA Website at: and click on "Find a Dietitian" to find a dietitian in your area. The dietitian will take your IR, medications and other conditions such as overweight and your kidney problems, into account when working out a diet for you, which will be based on foods with a low-fat and low glycaemic index (GI). Click on 'Diet' and 'Weight loss' and 'The Glycaemic Index' and read the articles on the GI. Also click on ‘Food as Medicine' on the Diet Site and then on ‘Type 2 diabetes’. Regular daily aerobic exercise for at least 30 min per day can also help you to improve your insulin and glucose levels, so start doing an aerobic exercise (running, jogging, skipping, cycling, swimming, join a gym or Walk for Life).
Best regards

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