How I gained weight due to PCOS?


How I gained weight due to PCOS?

Hii all,

You might have read my weight loss story I had shared, how I had lost a good amount of weight in 2013. I was hoping to have a similar victory in 2014, and hence had taken a Bikini challenge.

However nothing of that happened with respect to my weight instead of losing, I rather landed up gaining 8 kgs. Yes 8 kgs. :’(

Let me tell you what exactly went wrong so hear out my story of how I gained weight due to PCOS.

I continued eating clean and focusing on my workouts, I noticed I wasn’t losing even 100gms of weight; I kept trying with different workouts hoping that may be I have hit a plateau and hence body not responding.

Hence instead of running I started cycling. And I started weight training, which earlier I wasn’t doing, hoping that now my body would start losing at least some weight. But none of that happened; rather whenever I would cheat my body would land up gaining more weight.

My battle now begun to just maintain whatever weight I have lost. Losing more now seemed like a distant dream.

In between this phase I started getting a lot of Facial hair; also I noticed my hair really started to thin around the crown. So I consulted a dermatologist who kept me on some treatment to thicken my hair.

I continued with my struggle of maintaining my weight, during this phase I suddenly started getting acne on my face, I always had a clear skin, even during my teenage days I did not have a spot, I assumed its some regular outbreak and ignored it. But later it started getting worst; it had spread to my complete cheeks. I have shared my picture,(please don’t laugh)

How I gained weight due to PCOS

I again approached my dermatologist who initially assumed it’s just a regular outbreak and gave me some treatment, lots of people I met kept giving me advices, and I was so desperate for help, that I religiously started following all, like eating high fiber, more green leafy vegetable, having safi, rubbing lime on my face, but nothing worked. 🙁 After a month when instead of reducing, the acne spread more. I got so frustrated that I stopped working out completely ignoring my diet, I occasionally even started binge drinking. And as a result I gained 6kgs in 2 weeks.

It’s around this time I felt something is horribly wrong with me; it’s beyond just eating right.

I went to my dermatologist who suggested me to get uterus sonography and hormonal tests done.

And then the tests reports confirmed that I have PCOS. I consulted my gynecologists immediately, who explained me what are the symptoms of PCOS person. And in my case I have since I had a very high free testosterone.

The general symptoms are-

  • Facial hair
  • Acne
  • Weight gain
  • Hair thinning.

I just realized that my body had started giving me the signals earlier itself, but I kept ignoring. If only I was well informed or rather paying attention I would have prevented the damage earlier itself. I wouldn’t have gained the 8kgs.

Below is my weight gain in the picture of mine that I have gained in just 1 month.

How I gained weight due to PCOS 2- swati

Nevertheless the damage was done. I realized no point crying over spilled milk. I decided to take actions.

I am currently being medicated for it, I have been told strictly to follow low carb high protein diet and to avoid sugar, as diet and PCOS go hand in hand. And I am sure like Anamika and Tarun I will be PCOS free too soon.

My point is sometimes our body gives signal; it’s for us to pay attention to it. So next time keep a check if anything abnormal starts happening.

Stay attentive. Stay healthy.

Are you too suffering from PCOS?


  1. Swati weight loss is already such a nasty process that the more you struggle to lose the more it piles on..and to add to the woes are the hormonal issues and pcos… but then when you are in control of yourself, all ends well…. stay strong and stay healthy. You will be back.

  2. I know kanan.. ur a source of inspiration itself for me..and like u i aim to be inspired and motivated n not giv up.. 🙂

  3. Goodluck Swati!!I am sailing on similar boat, high testosterone, prolactin and DHEA levels.To a large extent all the diets recommended to me are helping but it’s frustrating when the weighing scale does not budge. Hang in it, Be strong girl!!Sending you loads of positiveness!

  4. Dear Deeps, Thank you for your kind words. i really need to hang in there. hoping 1 day the results will start showing.

  5. You are welcome dear!The results be start showing, be positive, also if you don’t mind my asking you, what medications did your dermatologist put you on for hair loss around crown area? I am experiencing exact same thing!! Take care 🙂

  6. she suggested me to take follihair to control my hair loss, as it was very severe than. and tugain foam along-with reconia shampoo and conditioner.

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