Have PCOS and Lost Weight -- But Can't Get Rid of the Final 20 Pounds
Hi. I've had PCOS for close to 12 years. I managed to lose about 40 lbs. over the course of 3 years, with metformin.
I've kept it off but I still have about 20lbs before I'm in the "normal weight range".
I'm no longer on metformin because my doctor said I'm in the leaner category and metformin would do more harm than good at this point.
I have hypothyroidism and recently diagnosed with hypoglycemia.
I take inositol, NAC, chromium, milk thistle, magnesium, manganese, all the B's, D +K, probiotics, biotin...probably some I'm forgetting.
My question is how can I get this last 20lbs off?
I do yoga, walk at an incline for 30min about 4 times a week. I eat between 1200-1500 calories. I'm low carb (under 100) high protein/moderate fat (Paleo).
I'm maintaining, which I suppose is better than gaining but I lose the same 10lbs back and forth (I'm 5ft and always between 150-160).
Am I always going to have insulin issues? It would help to not have to eat so frequently. It would also help to have more energy from carbs but neither of those are an option with my PCOS & hypoglycemia.