I am wondering what is getting in my way of leaning out. I have a history of PCOS, but I had my full blood panel done and my insulin is fine, I am not insulin resistant.
I am trying to regulate cycles with bio-identical hormones with no success, still no period. I don't want to go back on the Pill because i have felt so much better off.
I have a trainer, strength training 3-4 times per week with long walks in the mix.
Strict Paleo- Not eating too many calories.
Can't change body composition. MY body refuses to lean out...What is it about he PCOS and hormonal imbalance that makes it so hard to lose bodyfat?
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on July 18, 2012
at 05:11 PM
So frustrating. Sorry.
Was your thyroid checked? I cannot lose an ounce if my thyroid is anything less than optimal.
I too thought I was not eating too many calories but as is common, I was underestimating by 100-300 calories a day and that is huge for me. I recently downloaded the Livestrong My Plate app and am inputting every morsel and I am finally losing!! Eating high protein, high fat, Primal was not enough for me. My metabolism is low-ish even though Im on thyroid HRT.
Im curious what you mean by "fine" in terms of insulin? I was just tested too. What test(s) did you have that showed you were not i.r.
Give the bio-hrt more time. I personally would not go back on the pill.
So many things to figure out! Its worth it though.
on July 18, 2012
at 06:05 PM
People with PCOS are more likely to have a Thyroid issue.
We don't have your labs, however this is also good to know...
Many people with with PCOS might actually have Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia (CAH) which comes in classic, non-classical and late-onset forms.
Basically people with CAH have an issue with their adrenal glands and cannot produce a certain enzyme. This results in high Testosterone levels, and other symptoms similar to PCOS. Those who do not have full blown CAH or are carriers of the gene produce more testosterone than the average person.
Those of certain ethnic background are more likely to have it (Hispanic, Jewish and I forget what else). As soon as they get the correct medication to deal with the enzyme deficiency, most of the symptoms go away and fertility returns.