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Diet

Diet

Has anyone been prescribed a special diet to follow with pcos. Gluten free low carb?

posted June 26, 2021
A myPCOSteam Member

Removing carbs, sugars and dairy are the biggest help, but not everyone is willing to do it! Some can't cut carbs out completely. Look for foods that are low on the glycemic index for alternatives if cards can't be eliminated all together. I would never go as extreme as keto, but organic, non processed foods are also important. My doctor calls it the cave man diet, just with better seasonings. It is all about your insulin, what ever effects your insulin to go up is not good for you!
I can tell you that my best weight loss tip is walking with a weighted vest.

posted July 16, 2021
A myPCOSteam Member

Doctors have no idea about nutrition only medicine but going gluten, dairy and sugar free helps a huge amount with the cyst pain! 🙂 like they say, you are what you eat well how you eat is how you feel crap vs healthy 😊

posted June 27, 2021
A myPCOSteam Member

Thank you

posted July 17, 2021
A myPCOSteam Member

Thank you

posted July 12, 2021
A myPCOSteam Member

This is such a highly debated topic... Honestly I don't think there is a generic diet for pcos.

Most of us deal with varying symptoms and severity so treatments use be tailored to our needs.

Some require cutting carbs but fir others eating certain carbs
(whole grains) are good

Some people get worsened symptoms from dairy while others can tolerate small amounts like Greek yogurt or some cheese in moderation.

Best recommendation I always give.. plan a consult with a pcos doctor, nutritionist or health coach... go over your symptoms, bloodwork,education history to get a baseline... then establish your goals..

From. There you can create a plan that works for you whether low carb, dash, Mediterranean, etc..

Point is there are no particularly bad diets, its trial and error to find something that works and is sustainable for you!

posted July 11, 2021

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