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How can i lose weight to get a healthy state before trying for a baby? I have several diseases like PCOS, IBS, GERD

Just looking for a little advice. I’m extremely over weight and I want to lose weight and get to a healthy state before trying for a baby. Any advice/recommendations?

A little background info I have quite a lot of health problems: PCOS, endometriosis, hidradenitis suppurativa, IBS, Gerd, arthritis.

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Anna O. (anonymous)

Tho, if you have a YMCA or indoor pool you can go to, swimming is very good for exercise and it’s not hard on the joints. Maybe (if affordable) look into classes? Best of luck to you!

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Ramona (anonymous)

Hs and pcos suck man, I have no advice because I’m fighting weight as well, just giving a virtual hug.

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Mariel Henderson (anonymous)

Either a whole foods, plant based ‘diet’ with no oil and minimal salt or a high carb raw vegan diet with lots of fruit and greens would be best!

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Jackie (anonymous)

PCOS sucks, but a plant powered life can really help!

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Indicka E. (anonymous)

Check out the book the Starch Solution by Dr. Mcdougall. Explains the benefits of a vegan, oil free diet based on starches and how to eat to lose weight as well as lots of recipes.

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Holy (anonymous)

Try to eliminate inflammatory foods. Obviously dairy, but also white flour/white bread, white sugar, white potatoes, white rice, etc. anything processed or fried is going to cause more inflammation. Work on eating whole plant based foods, sprouted grains, etc. and consider adding a probiotic to your diet.

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Jessica Clow (anonymous)

I’m considering buying NOW probiotics there vegan brand at Walmart.

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Jane Freeman (anonymous)

At the end of the day, calories are a unit of energy. You need to burn more than you eat. Calories in/calories out. Use a calculator to determine how many you need to eat and track with my fitness pal.

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Sarah Cooper (anonymous)

Just take your time, don’t look for a quick fix. Start by making one simple change. Looks like you are already on the right path by adapting a plant based diet. You could also cut gluten and still enjoy lots of great healthy carbs. I cut out dairy, gluten, caffeine, alcohol, processed foods, refined sugars etc. it was a process but in the end I have been extremely happy. Exercise when you can, even if it’s a short walk. Just be patient with yourself. I’m a nurse and I have worked with people with similar struggles as well. Everyone is different but there is a light at the end of the tunnel. No matter what is standing in your way, you can do this!!!

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Sharon M. (anonymous)

I agree with Sarah! Take your time. This will be a complete lifestyle change. I’d definitely start on a Whole Foods/plant based diet which will eliminate a lot of your PCOS symptoms BUT it won’t happen overnight so don’t get discouraged.

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Tiffany O'learry (anonymous)

Veganidm is a good start, but still try to eliminate processed food. Stick to whole foods. I would also do a bowel cleanse a lot of problems come from leaky gut. Eat goods that would help reverse that issue. Stay away from gluten, oil, sugar, caffeine, and other foods that cause inflammation. You can do it, and you will feel so much better!

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Jessica Clow (anonymous)

What’s a bowel cleanse ?

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Teresa Garcia (anonymous)

Where you eat whole foods and take a supplement to help clear everything out.  use the herbalife 21 day cleanse, or you can find one at the store. Sprouts or the wholefoods market have good options.

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Susan (anonymous)

I have endometriosis and ulcerative colitis and am struggling as well. Im currently trying to convert fully to veganism. Taking to nutritionists and even doctors I’ve heard that a plant based diet is best but it is also very important to avoid gluten.

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Susan (anonymous)

I have HS, pcos, & IBS also. It can be done. Work with your endocrinologist to balance hormones. It will make weight loss easier, then use a meal logging app to track your nutrition goals. I do better w 1400-1600 calories per day than 1200 for weight loss. It’s just more sustainable for me. I try to source my calories ~45% carbs ~30% protein and 25% fat, and min 35g fiber.