How do you Lose Weight with PCOS?

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How to lose weight with Polycystic Ovary Syndrome, PCOS. Weight loss can be difficult when you have PCOS. Don't let PCOS beat you. Learn how you can lose weight when you have PCOS.

Polycystic Ovary Syndrome affects about 10% of women in childbearing age and is the most common endocrine (hormonal) disorder. It is believed that the underlying cause is related to insulin resistance, but more research is being conducted.

PCOS affects the body’s hormonal balance which can cause symptoms such as menstrual cycle irregularities, infertility, acne, abnormal hair growth, obesity, and increases a women’s risk of developing long-term health issues such as heart disease, diabetes, and cancer.
For more information about PCOS you can visit my page: http://www.AmberKeinath.com

Weight loss can be a huge struggle for women with PCOS due to the hormonal nature of the disorder not for lack of trying.

Here are 8 steps to get you started losing weight with Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS). Using these 8 steps, you will be well on your way to finding ultimate weight loss even with a PCOS diagnosis. I want to know:

What is one goal that you are working on (or would like to start working on) right now? Let me know by leaving a comment: http://amberkeinath.com/lose-weight-with-pcos

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How do you Lose Weight with PCOS?

  1. 1. Looking for more information about PCOS? Visit: AmberKeinath.com What is PCOS?
  2. 2. Polycystic Ovary Syndrome • affects about 10% of women in childbearing age • is the most common endocrine (hormonal) disorder • underlying cause is thought to be related to insulin resistance, but more research is being conducted.
  3. 3. Polycystic Ovary Syndrome affects the body’s hormonal balance causing symptoms such as:
  4. 4. Polycystic Ovary Syndrome & increases a women’s risk of developing long-term health issues such as heart disease, diabetes, and cancer.
  5. 5. Here are 8 steps to lose weight with Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) Find out
  6. 6. Step #1: Get Checked
  7. 7. Step #1: Get Checked This will probably include: Assessment Health History Medications Vital signs Labs Step #2
  8. 8. Step #2: Commitment Commitment is KEY
  9. 9. Step #2: Commitment “Time is no excuse.” Health should always be towards the top of your list because if you are not healthy, it can prevent you from being able to do anything else in life, including performing at your peak at your job. Step #3
  10. 10. Step #3: Create Realistic Goals
  11. 11. Step #3: Create Realistic Goals Have you heard of S.M.A.R.T. goals?
  12. 12. Step #3: Create Realistic Goals Specific: Instead of saying, “I want to lose weight” your goal should say, “I want to lose 20 pounds”.
  13. 13. Step #3: Create Realistic Goals Measurable: Each goal should have a way of measuring it in determining if you met it or not. For example, when creating a weight loss goal, you should put an amount on it like in the example above instead of just saying, “I want to lose weight”.
  14. 14. Step #3: Create Realistic Goals Attainable: Is you goal actually something that you want to accomplish? Is it something that is important to you?
  15. 15. Step #3: Create Realistic Goals Realistic: Is it realistic that you lose 100 pounds or is 50 pounds all you need to be in a healthy weight? You must be able to achieve the goal and you must be willing to achieve it. If you don’t want to reach your goal you won’t reach your goal.
  16. 16. Step #3: Create Realistic Goals Timely: You must place a time limit on your goal. For example, “I want to lose 20 pounds by December 25”. It has to have an end date so you have something to strive for. If you leave out the time piece, you won’t be as motivated to get it done. Step #4
  17. 17. Step #4: Make a Plan
  18. 18. Step #4: Make a Plan Looking to get started on finding a “lose weight with PCOS” plan that will work best for you? Step #5
  19. 19. Step #5:
  20. 20. Step #5: Skip the Diet Diets set you up for failure! The fad diets that you hear so much about typically include unhealthy eating habits that help you lose the weight, but the moment you stop them, you will gain back your weight and more.
  21. 21. Step #5: Skip the Diet Diets set you up for failure! If you desire to be successful long-term, you must find a healthy eating plan that you can adopt for LIFE.
  22. 22. Step #5: Skip the Diet Diets set you up for failure! What should you eat? focus on eating foods that are high in nutrients and cutting out the foods that hardly have any nutrient value. Easy-Peasy 
  23. 23. Step #5: Skip the Diet NOT Easy-Peasy you say? Visit here for more information on a nutrient rich diet: Step #6
  24. 24. Step #6: Forget the Gym
  25. 25. Step #6: Forget the Gym What?!?!?!
  26. 26. Step #6: Forget the Gym
  27. 27. Step #6: Forget the Gym I want you to forget the gym is the only place you can lose weight.
  28. 28. Step #6: Forget the Gym There are many different classes you can try like Zumba, kickboxing, pilates.
  29. 29. Step #6: Forget the Gym What about a video program like Insanity, P90x, or TurboFire?
  30. 30. Step #6: Forget the Gym Have you thought of a sport that you enjoy doing such as paddle boarding, tennis, skating, hiking?
  31. 31. Step #6: Forget the Gym If you like to run, there are tons of different themed races you can participate in.
  32. 32. Step #6: Forget the Gym I have a few blog posts to give you an idea of some activities you could try to get started: Step #7
  33. 33. Step #7: Cut the Toxic Life Many toxins are endocrine disruptors which means they interfere with your hormonal balance. This increases those annoying PCOS symptoms, and your risk for developing heart disease, cancer, or diabetes.
  34. 34. Step #7: Cut the Toxic Life Some simple ways to cut down on your toxic life are to switch up your household cleaners
  35. 35. Step #7: Cut the Toxic Life buy organic produce when you can
  36. 36. Step #7: Cut the Toxic Life For some more ways to cut out toxins, visit my blog post: “ ”. Step #8
  37. 37. Step #8: Support Buddy Choose wisely. Don’t choose your spouse if your spouse is not really into eating healthy or exercising. You will want someone that will encourage you to get healthy and to stick with it.
  38. 38. Step #8: Support Buddy
  39. 39. Step #8: Support Buddy Do you have a healthy friend or co-worker that you can count on? Now What?
  40. 40. NOW WHAT? It’s time to Fight Like a Girl by Kicking PCOS in the Ovaries….
  41. 41. Do you have PCOS? Join the 7 Day PCOS Challenge:
  42. 42. AmberKeinath.com Hi, I am Amber, an OB/Pediatric Registered Nurse, Pastor’s Wife, and (my favorite!) new Mommy. My mission at is to inspire fellow cysters to have fun and get adventurous as we rock a healthy and fit lifestyle we absolutely LOVE while we kick PCOS in the ovaries! Join me in a 7 Day Get Healthy with PCOS Challenge by visiting me at:
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