I have been on medication (glucophage) for polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOD) for quite a while now, yet I have not lost weight. What could be the reason?
Glucophage, also known as metformin, is a drug also used in treatment of type 2 diabetes. It should be your third line of action when it comes to tackling polycystic ovarian syndrome. PCOD is a lifestyle disorder and it can be reversed if you address some lifestyle issues.
Eating the wrong sort of carbohydrates, not getting the right kind of fatty acids in to your system, doing the wrong workouts or not working out at all, taking on too much stress and experiencing severe gut related issues could be some of the reasons that lead to PCOD and a sluggish metabolism.
Taking a pill will not solve the root problem. To kickstart the process of change you need to start making small changes in your eating habits.
Work on cleansing your gut and eating foods that work specifically for your constitution. This is one of the most important changes you will make against PCOD.
You must also start supplementing your diet with Omega 3 2000 mg every day, unless you are on a blood thinner.
It is also important that you add some weight training to your fitness regimen. This will dramatically help heal your sluggish metabolism.
Making all of these changes and being consistent with them will help reverse insulin resistance and PCOD.
Please consult your doctor before taking any supplements and/or starting a fitness regime.