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29 Jan 2004

PCOS, Ginette, Androcur. Please advise
Diet Doc, Thanks for a great site!

I am 20, 1.60m tall and weigh roughly 56kg so I am at a healthy BMI (22). I am however concerned that since I have been recently diagnosed with PCOS I will need to change my diet as the disease as well as the treatment make people prone to weight gain. I have followed a very healthy diet (No processed sugars, no caffeine, only use skim milk, no butter, lots of veggies and grilled fish etc) for a few years now and It has become 2nd nature to me. I also excercise aerobically for 40 min 5 times a week. How can I healthily ensure that there is no weight gain given that I already eat healthily?
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01 Jan 0001

Dear Slim Sista
Congratulations for having such a sensible approach to diet. If you continue eating the foods you mention and include some form of exercise (brisk walking or gym), then I am sure you won't gain any weight. If you should gain some weight, then consider consulting a clinical dietitian (check the List of Dietitians on this Website or phone 082-593-0276 or send an e-mail to or look in your local telephone directory or Yellow Pages, to find a dietitian in your area) as the typical PCOS diet is based on low-fat, high-fibre using foods with a low GI - this is quite a complicated diet to apply and it may help to have some moral support.
Best regards
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