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Eating better has helped me CONTROL MY SYMPTOMS

One in 10 women in the UK suffers from PCOS, a condition that affects fertility, body weight and insulin resistance




NAME Suzie

Weeks AGE 22

OCCUPATION Sales executive

CONDITION Polycystic Ovary Syndrome

I was first aware something wasn’t right when I was 12, after I had started my periods. They were very irregular and I only had two to four a year. This was followed by unexplained weight gain, water retention, severe food cravings after eating, mood swings and low energy.

Over the next few years I did everything I could to improve my symptoms, including changing to what I thought were healthier diets and going on the Pill.

Unfortunately this made no difference. Instead, I put on another stone and a half – that’s when I realised I needed to get checked out.

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Get holiday healthy with the latest Healthy Food Guide! We reveal the Get Waisted reader successes after the 6 months belly fat challenge, and discover who took the top gongs in this year's HFG Food & Drink Product Awards. Plus, barbecue food upgraded, French food healthy swaps and the top 10 travel tips for special diets revealed – all in July's Healthy Food Guide.