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wjawill77
04-16-2015, 07:56 AM
Thanks in advance for any and all help.

My wife is trying to lose weight, she is consuming 500 under tdee, and she is breastfeeding. She also has PCOS and is taking metformin. She also works out 5-6 times a week weights and cardio. She tracks religiously with myfitnesspal and weights everything. All this and she is barely losing a pound a month, and is getting frustrated.

My first thought was to drop calories until she starts to lose, but she doesn't want to stop breast feeding, and she is already at 1700 cals.

Any ideas? Maybe restrict carbs? Is it possible she isn't taking in enough calories? If anyone has links to studies that would be great.

Thanks again.

digistp
04-16-2015, 08:06 AM
This needs to be discussed with her doctor, or a specialist.

wjawill77
04-16-2015, 08:25 AM
Doctor says take the metformin, eat clean, and exercise. All of which she does.

Jcart159
04-16-2015, 08:36 AM
Thanks in advance for any and all help.

My wife is trying to lose weight, she is consuming 500 under tdee, and she is breastfeeding. She also has PCOS and is taking metformin. She also works out 5-6 times a week weights and cardio. She tracks religiously with myfitnesspal and weights everything. All this and she is barely losing a pound a month, and is getting frustrated.

My first thought was to drop calories until she starts to lose, but she doesn't want to stop breast feeding, and she is already at 1700 cals.

Any ideas? Maybe restrict carbs? Is it possible she isn't taking in enough calories? If anyone has links to studies that would be great.

Thanks again.

I don't have any kids so maybe I am crazy... but if my wife were breastfeeding my child restricting ANYTHING from her would be the last thing on my mind.

Life is short man, so short that trying to lose weight while feeding a living, breathing child, seems moot to me.

wjawill77
04-16-2015, 08:39 AM
Trust me it is not my idea. She has it in her head to lose weight. She is just getting frustrated. Should have said as well the baby is 9 months old. She is also planning to breastfeed till at least 2 so doesn't want to wait.

MJL627
04-16-2015, 08:58 AM
Trust me it is not my idea. She has it in her head to lose weight. She is just getting frustrated. Should have said as well the baby is 9 months old. She is also planning to breastfeed till at least 2 so doesn't want to wait.

My wife has PCOS and similar issues as yours. What seems to work best for her, in addition to a 500 calorie deficit, is to reduce carbs, particularly simple/sugary carbs. However, the fact that your wife is breastfeeding may change things.

ironwill2008
04-16-2015, 09:31 AM
Trust me it is not my idea. She has it in her head to lose weight. She is just getting frustrated. Should have said as well the baby is 9 months old. She is also planning to breastfeed till at least 2 so doesn't want to wait.

As has already been recommended, she needs to talk to her doctor. This isn't the proper venue for her issues.