Tracking Macros for PCOS Weight Loss


 

If you find yourself diagnosed with PCOS, you are not alone.

Close to 12% of our female clients have PCOS and need dietary and nutrition changes. This means that over 250 women diagnosed with PCOS come to IIFYM every month looking to have their macros dialed in by an expert macro coach so that they can lose fat without the bloating, hunger and irritability that comes with regular dieting.

Use the IIFYM PCOS Calculator below to get a better idea of what your fat loss macros should be while dieting with PCOS. Unlike our regular Macro Calculator, the PCOS Calculator will adjust your carbohydrates down, while increasing your fat by the same calories.

The reasoning for decreasing your carb intake is due to insulin resistance affecting 50-70% of women with PCOS leading to several comorbidities such as diabetes and glucose intolerance (1). Weight loss has shown to greatly benefit those who deal with PCOS and can alleviate some of the symptoms associated with the condition (1). Although the severity ranges for each person with the condition, we want to ensure the best approach is used for the majority.

Also, we want to provide PCOS Macros for you that are closer to your optimal intake without dropping calories too low. Our PCOS Calculator is a rather handy tool, but should you want a customized macro weight loss program created for you by an IIFYM expert macro coach, consider buying a Custom Macro BlueprintOur expert level macro coaches will create a customized macro strategy for you based on close to 25 bits of data including your specific PCOS needs.

Our PCOS Macro Calculator will get you notably close to your correct weight loss macros, but remember, the PCOS Calculator is only a tool and cannot account for your metabolism health, dieting history and other unique circumstances that can greatly affect your weight loss macros. Our Custom Macro Blueprint is built for you and you only, and guaranteed to work.

(Although we have geared this calculator to your dietary macro needs, we encourage referring to your physician before starting any new diet.)

1

Calculate Your Total Daily Energy Expenditure

Imperial

Metric

Main Information

man

woman

Choose Your Formula

Total body weight formula

lean mass formula

Describe your daily activities

Sedentary

Spend most of the day sitting (bank teller, desk job)

Light Activity

Spend a good part of the day on your feet (teacher, salesman)

Active

Spend a good part of the day doing physical activity (waitress, mailman)

Very Active

Spend most of the day doing heavy physical activity (messanger, capenter)

Exercise Output
How intense is your exsercise

Light

I can hold a conversation while working out and do not break a sweat

Moderate

I am breathing very hard and challenge myself.

Difficult

Always break a sweat & have an elevated heart rate. I cannot hold a conversation.

Intense

Don't talk to me, don't look at me. I'm here for a purpose and I might die today.

2

Set Your Goal

Set your diet calories, based on your fat loss goals

Now set your weight loss calories, based on your macro calculator numbers. Now that the IIFYM Macronutrient Calculator has provided your TDEE (Total Daily Energy Expenditure), it is time set the amount of calories you will be consuming while following the IIFYM diet for fat loss. In order to lose weight (burn fat), you need to consume less calories than your body needs. A calorie deficit of 15-20% off of your TDEE is a safe caloric deficit to shoot for to insure fast fat loss without burning up your lean muscle mass. To build muscle, you need to consume slightly more calories than your TDEE. 5-10% is a safe caloric surplus from our macronutrient calculator to consume in order to encourage muscle growth without packing on too much unwanted body fat. This is where the IIFYM Calculator shines!

Weight Loss
(burn fat)
-15% Suggested
-20% Aggressive
-25% Reckless
1121
Calories
Performance
(same as TDEE)
Same as TDEE
980
Calories
Bulking
(Add Muscle)
+5% (cautious)
+10% (text book)
+15% (aggressive)
760
Calories
Enter Your Own Calories
Enter Your Own
1243
Calories
Reset
Click here to get your macros!
- REFERENCES
  • Sirmans, Susan M, and Kristen A Pate. “Epidemiology, Diagnosis, and Management of Polycystic Ovary Syndrome.” Clinical Epidemiology 6 (2014): 1–13. PMC. Web. 10 May 2017.