I was wondering if anyone else has tried the diet plan in the book The Natural Health Solutions for PCOS and Infertility? I purchased and downloaded the book over the weekend and feel pretty optimistic. First of all it does a great job of exploring the complexities of PCOS, and goes into the science behind what is going on in our bodies. I'm a bit of a book nerd so once it peaked my interest I had a hard time putting it down. I've started the eating… read more
You should also consider getting your vitamin D, magnesium, and B-12 levels checked. @A myPCOSteam Member I found out that my B-12 was super super low even though I was supplementing and need B-12 shots - it's like I'm a different person! So much more energy.
But on the diet note, I've found that most things work when it is drastically different to what you were doing. The key is the more organic and natural your diet is, the better. I'm personally on a dairy free ketogenic diet and I absolutely love it! It's done wonders for my PCOS symptoms and I'm finally starting to lose some weight!
A month before I found out I had PCOS I started the "whole 30" diet. Idk if you have heard of it. But basically takes in the concept of eating organic or Paleo. I lost 8lbs, that was my main reason for starting it. I felt great, it had been a while since I had felt that way. I stopped the diet after the 30 days were up. I went back to my bad eating. Then when I was diagnosed my Dr. Said I should follow a diabetic diet. I try to stick to it. I'm not too strict but most of the time I'm pretty good about staying on track. I do a combination of a diabetic diet and the whole thirty or Paleo. I try to make as much food as I can from scratch. I don't drink milk because I'm lactose intolerant although I can stand eating a little bit of cheese. But that's my limit. Yogurt, sour cream etc...does make me feel different and may give me an upset stomach. I am currently contemplating supplements I don't think I'm taking enough v.d I have been feeling super exhausted but supplements can be pricey. I think that if you want to change your diet to improve your symptoms you will notice a difference (big) as you go you'll find what works and what doesn't.