PCOS patient overcomes five years of infertility
In my late twenties I wanted to start a family; after a year with no success I went to see a reproductive doctor. After many tests I was informed I had something called PCOS. I was initially upset to hear I had an issue. However, it explained why I couldn't lose weight despite exercising regularly. At my heaviest I weighed around 192 pounds. I began some fertility treatment without changing my diet. I went through many failed cycles with no success.
Finally a light bulb went off and I decided to lose weight before undergoing more treatment. I read everything I could get my hands on about how I should proceed. I eliminated sugar almost completely from my diet. I also took tips from the Paleo diet and the Weston Price Foundation.
The Weston price diet focuses on healthy fats and natural foods. The diet reminded me if how our grandparents must have eaten before we had so many options of processed food. I took my time and retreated from all fertility treatment. Healing my body with food was my goal.
I lost sixty pounds over the course of a year, my diet was low carb, healthy fats (coconut oil, chicken stock, etc.) and plenty of healthy grass fed protein and fresh vegetables. I was also tested by my acupuncturist and found I was gluten sensitive. I eliminated gluten and consumed moderate amounts of dairy. I was treated by an acupuncturist who had the FABORM designation. Not all acupuncturists are created equally.
After a year if healing and weight loss I went back to the fertility doctor. They were astounded by my sixty pound weight loss. I had one more fertility treatment which resulted in a beautiful and healthy baby. I feed my now ten month old baby according to the Weston price foundation guidelines for babies. I hope my daughter will be stronger for it and not go through what I did with PCOS.
My fertility doctors asked me what I did to lose the weight as they said they see PCOS patients struggle with weight. Ladies, it takes a real commitment to eat healthy, but it can be done. I made sure I had healthy fats so I felt full without the empty carbs.