I am struggling to know what im allowed to eat and what im not, wheat,gluten etc. I dont have a clue?? I need to lose weight but don't know where to start. Some sites say certain things are good and others say theyre Bad. Anyone know any ideas that could start me off ??
Feeling frustrated is an understatement
Cut out dairy completely- try almond milk in tea/ coffee- is really not that bad. Cutting out carbs has worked really well for me- I only eat fruit, veg and meat. If you do eat carbs, try to make sure that they have a low glycemic load (not index)- ie if you eat something with carbs, eat a high amount of protein too to reduce the insulin spike. For me cutting them out completely has worked a treat- the first week is the hardest- after 6 months it is much more manageable for me- but I have finally lost weight- 3.5 stone, after not losing a lb for the last 5 years no matter what diet i tried. It has also made my cycle start t sort itself out. Don't forget supplemets- vitamin D- 85% of women with PCOS also have a vitamin D deficiency, folic acid to help absorb the vitamin D and I also take inositol supplement.
My doctors were worse than useless- its all come from me spending hours trawling through scientific journals and pcos websites. There is a website called pcosdietsupport which is great for information. Personally I cut the bread and pasta out completely, even the gluten free stuff, but as long as you pair it with lots of protein it will reduce the glycemic load. Basically, insulin is your enemy. In a round about way it causes the ovaries to produce testosterone, which then causes all of the other symptoms like hirsuitism and throws LH, FSH and oestrogen out of whack, and therefore causes changes in the cycle. I would try to remove as many refined carbs from my diet as possible- things like rice would be better. My meals now consist of salad and meat, or veggies and meat. I try to drink things with no added sugar, but try to avoid too many artificial sweeteners- your body still reacts to them as if they were sugar, which defeats the object of having the diet one in the first place. I feel your pain about the exercise- I am a teacher so by the time i drag myself in after a 12 hour day i have next to no motivation- the more i do the better i feel though. I started doing resistance training- doesn't take as long, but i saw changes quite quickly- I have biceps!! who knew?! In about a 15 minute routine of squats with weights and various other weight bearing exercises its enough and doesn't feel like its going to take all of my evening- been known to do it in the kitchen as dinner cooks!! Hope this is useful :) x
@A myPCOSteam Member that has been more helpful than any doctors lol
I am trying to change my diet
Ive got pasta and bread all gluten free, i dont know if thats any good?
Like i said doctors are useless.
And i badly need to lose weight im just always too tired to exercise:(
I ate a ton of read meat, pork, and nuts as well.
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