Hey ladies I need some advice..... My husband and I want to have a baby and we just started trying... I just came off my birth control in feb.. We're hoping to conceive in august b/c he graduates from college next spring, and the baby would come around that time.... I'm wondering tho.... While we're trying.... I have insulin resistance and i'm on metformin.... I weigh about 190pounds ( I know.... I need to lose weight ) and my doctor suggested the atkins diet since it monitors carb intake and that would help my insulin resistance... And she wants me to drop 30 pounds by june to be down to 160.... What effect would the atkins diet have on ttc? Would losing that much weight so quickly hinder it any? :?:
Does your doctor know that you are trying to get pregnant? I am also trying to lose weight and ttc but I am using weight watchers which, I feel, is healthier than atkins. If you are losing just to lose I guess atkins would be fine but if you get pregnant your body could be missing some essential nutrients that it needs. I would talk to your ob doctor about it before trying that.
I am ttc and trying to lose some weight too. I am not really on any diet but trying to eat alot healthier which will benefit the baby and helps with the weight loss while I am trying. I wouldnt have thought any strict diet like the atkins would be benefical to someone ttc.
Yes she does, she knows I am ttc.... I can't do weight watchers b/c of my insulin resistance. Weight watchers does not limit intake of starches and I have to do a diet that does this.... She gave me a prescription vitamin to balance the diet......... I tried weight watchers before and I gained weight on it... My doc said that its b/c my body cannot lose weight by reduction of fats.... Since I have too much insulin, I need to reduce carbs... She said atkins is a very healthy diet if you do it correctly..... She said that most people don't follow the diet correctly, and thats why it is unhealthy...... So as long as I follow it correctly she said that the will balance my insulin, and actually aid in ttc... I guess i'll find out... I've never tried it before....... I was only posting this to see if anyone else had done the diet before ttc and I was curious on their results