Will Metformin Help You Lose Weight?
Your doctor prescribed you metformin. SIGH!!
And you want to know if it will help you lose weight.
This is one of the most commonly asked questions. To answer this question, you need to know how metformin works and what you can expect from this medication.
Here are the facts that you need to know about metformin and weight loss.
The reason you were prescribed metformin is because you have elevated blood sugar levels, are insulin resistant, pre-diabetic, or diabetic. There is no other reason to be prescribed metformin. Metformin is not a weight-loss drug.
The purpose of metformin is to increase insulin sensitivity. It acts by lowering the amount of glucose released by the liver. The goal of the medication is to stabilize your blood sugar levels.
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With all of that said, some people will lose weight when they take metformin. This is possible because of metformin’s side effects.
Metformin causes gastrointestinal symptoms like stomach pain, diarrhea, and nausea. Basically, you will become bff’s with your toilet. And when you feel like this, eating isn’t really something that is high on your list.
So of course, you will lose some water weight and such, but it isn’t going to help you shed tons of pounds. In fact, a study found that after being on metformin for a year the average weight loss was 6 pounds!!!
While you may initially see a change in weight due to the oh so wonderful side effects of the drug, don’t get too excited because it isn’t the solution to long-term success. If you really are serious about shedding the pounds you need to follow a plan that involves eating healthy and incorporates exercising into your regimen.
So many women with PCOS are told that metformin is the only way to manage their PCOS and to get pregnant. But do you want to be dependent on medications that make you ill?
If you want to achieve your goal weight, want to be get pregnant naturally, want to have clear skin, to be medication free and to take back your health on your own terms, then I have the solution for you!!
The PCOS Pounds Blastoff will teach you how and what to eat, the types of exercise to maximize weight loss, and will help you achieve hormonal balance. Once your body is nourished with the proper diet and physical activities, fertility is usually restored quickly.
You deserve better than being chained to the toilet each day, afraid to live your life because you never know when your stomach is going to roar. Take control of your life today and you won’t have to worry about your health in the future.