7 Reasons Why Diets Don’t Work for PCOS

I know you’ve worked SO hard to lose weight if you suffer from PCOS. Women with this condition work harder than anyone else I know to get the scale to budge only to see it not move!

You’ve tried it all: eating gluten free, counted everything from calories to fat grams to carbs. Maybe you even cut carbs out altogether. You’ve gone as long as you could without eating. You work out hard. Yet, the weight barely moves on the scale or you see weight loss only to look at a slice of pizza and see the weight come right back on and then some.

PCOS is complex. There is still so much to learn about it despite PCOS being the most common endocrine disorder among fertile women. Here are some reasons why weight loss is so hard for those with PCOS and why it may be time to jump off the endless diet roller coaster once and for all.

 

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Why Weight Watchers May Not Be The Best Diet for PCOS

Oprah has been doing it (and profiting well) from Weight Watchers for over a year now but it doesn’t mean WW is the best diet for women with PCOS to follow. Here’s why

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PCOS and Alcohol: What to Know

Sure, you know food can affect your PCOS, but what about alcohol? Here’s what to know.

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How to Prevent Diabetes if you have PCOS

Nearly 50% of women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) develop pre-diabetes or type 2 diabetes before the age of 40. This is alarming statistic highlights the need for aggressive interventions that can reduce the chances of women with PCOS developing diabetes. The good news is that diabetes can be prevented. The first step is getting educated about why PCOS can lead to diabetes and what you can do about it. Below are some of the best proven ways to lower your risk for developing diabetes if you have PCOS.

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PCOS and Endometrial Cancer: What Women Need to Know

While women with PCOS have not been shown to be at a higher risk for developing breast or ovarian cancer, they are at an increased risk for endometrial cancer, this according to findings of a large population-based cohort study of over 8,000 women with PCOS. This study, published in the Journal of Medicine found that women with PCOS have an overall 17-fold higher risk of developing endometrial cancer. An alarming finding was that the majority of women with endometrial cancer were under the age of 50. Earlier reports showed women with PCOS and endometrial hyperplasia have four times greater risk of developing endometrial cancer than women without PCOS. Endometrial cancer can be prevented. Here’s what women with PCOS need to know about endometrial cancer and how to reduce their risk.

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PCOS and Hair Loss: Effective Treatment Options

Hair loss is one of the most frustrating symptoms reported by women with PCOS. Hair loss is also one of the hardest symptoms to treat. The good news is that newer treatment options are offering hope. Here are some of the most effective treatments for hair loss for those suffering from PCOS.

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