As I was ransacking the storeroom to look for a Malay-English dictionary for Alycia last week, I stumbled upon some of the books that I had bought aeons ago on low-carb diet, including one on Atkins Diet. My attention diverted from the dictionary to the diet books immediately. I brought out the book on Atkins Diet from the storeroom and began to read. Reading the Atkin Diet book brought me back to the year 2001 when I was diagnosed with PCOS and had to battle weight gain and infertility.
Through my own research and reading, I managed to shed the 6kg that I had gained in 2 months as a result of PCOS. I also joined a low carb forum and several other PCOS forums to read experiences and stories of other sufferers. But I did not loose the 6kg in a month or two. It was through lots and lots of hard work, sacrifices, determination and about a year later that I managed to shed off the pounds I had gained. I had to give up many of my favorite food, comprising mainly of carbs like cakes, pastries, noodles and white flour products. Sacrificing my favorite food was secondary. It was the sheer determination of finding the time to exercise that was hard-hitting. I wonder if anyone could do what I did – I exercised twice a day though I held a job which required me to work long hours. I ran round the neighborhood at 6am every morning and even when it rained, with an umbrella in hand!
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Ever since I was diagnosed with Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) almost 9 years ago, my life turned around (for the better, though I went through a lot of struggles) as I have learned to follow a disciplined exercise regime and eat a healthy diet. After the first diagnostic at the gynae’s office, my life revolves around surfing the internet for answers, treatments and natural remedies to help me overcome the disorder. That was how I transformed into a health freak. For those of you who suffer from PCOS, you will know that losing weight is the hardest thing to do. But with persistence, determination and sacrifices, I managed to lose the 6kg I gained due to PCOS, albeit it was slow.
During the height of my PCOS disorder, I had surfed hundreds of websites for answers and had printed articles from the internet that filled up more than 3 thick arch files! I found out that there is no cure for PCOS but the symptoms like weight gain, acne, infertility, among others can be treated. I also found out that with a healthy lifestyle, I can get relief for the symptoms. For example I need to exercise regularly and stay away from carbs and white flour products to lose weight. With regular exercise and cutting down on refined white flour products, the acne also went away.
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A good friend of mine once bought a very expensive brand of diet pill to help her lose the 15kg that she had gained after the birth of her second baby. Whilst the diet pill had helped her shed some of the weight, one of the nasty side effects of the pill is that it caused her lots of flatulence, purging and embarrassing moments. Everyday when she was on the diet pill, she would purge after every meal. Sometimes she could not control herself and would dirty her pants . She got so fed up of the embarrassing moments that she stopped popping the diet pills.
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Eight years ago, when my weight skyrocketed from 43kg to 48kg in just two months, I knew that something was really wrong with my body. Though I went on a diet, my weight just couldn’t go down. That prompted me to consult a gynecologist who later diagnosed me as suffering from Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS). PCOS is a hormonal disorder and women who suffer from PCOS have a hard time controlling their weight. Many women who have PCOS are obese but thankfully I wasn’t. After tons of reading from the internet, I found out that PCOS sufferers are resistant to insulin. One of the ways to lose weight is to go on a high protein low carb diet and of course to exercise. Without any delay, I bought an Atkin’s Diet book, followed his diet strictly and exercised rigorously everyday without fail, rain or shine. Slowly but surely, my weight dropped and I continued to stick to a low carb high protein diet up until today.
After the birth of Baby C, my third child 4.5 months ago, my tummy now still looks as if I were 3 months pregnant. Despite exercising everyday, I have a tough time removing this ‘excess baggage’. That’s because I have a hard time staying away from carbs. Ever since I started breastfeeding Baby C, I have started to eat carbs again, thinking that breastfeeding will help me burn those extra calories. But in actual fact, I shouldn’t be eating more calories than my body can burn. All I need is perhaps an extra of 2 slices of bread a day to give me that extra calories for breastfeeding.
Today I discovered from The Fat Loss Guru that I can actually eat more and still lose fat! The Fat Loss Guru has strategies and tips in his book that will teach dieters how to continue eating many of the foods that we enjoy and experience permanent and lasting weight loss. There are also ways to manipulate our hormones to burn fat faster. His weight loss strategies are even better than the Weight Watchers or Jenny Craig diet. It is really great to know that his diet can also fix chronic illnesses like diabetes, adrenal fatigue, hormonal problems and much more. I am really tempted to purchase The Ultimate Diet Handbook, written by The Fat Loss Guru. His diet strategies sound pretty convincing to me. If I can lose weight and continue to eat food that I like, what is spending $39 on his diet handbook, right?