PCOS and Making Changes to How You Eat

Posted on March 30, 2018

In the United States, as the science writer Gary Taubes says, breakfasts have become “lower-fat versions of dessert.” Sometimes a busy morning has us rushing out the door, and grabbing a quick bite without thinking about how much sugar is in the cereal bar, sugar, and cream in coffee or strawberry yogurt. According to experts, a typical adult should not eat more than 50 grams (or about 12 teaspoons) of added sugars per day, and closer to 25 is healthier.

Because of the role of insulin resistance in PCOS, members often need to be aware of what they eat and the importance of exercise. myPCOSteam members share 3 strategies that they have found to be helpful to eat (and still enjoy breakfast):

Strategy 1: Eat protein at breakfast. Members say that making protein a part of breakfast keeps them full until lunchtime.

Strategy 2: Eat more vegetables and fruit. Including vegetables and fruit helps start the day right.

Strategy 3: Eat smaller portions. Eating smaller portions works for some members.

Here are some questions-and-answers threads about finding and making tasty breakfasts that are healthier and help people feel full longer:

I have realized that a high protein breakfast works best for me but I’m getting tired of eggs. Any ideas, to switch it up a bit?

Does anyone have any ideas for a PCOS-friendly green smoothie that actually tastes good?

What do I eat for breakfast? I despise eggs.

What is the best breakfast cereal for someone with PCOS?

Here are some conversations about breakfasts that taste good and are filling:

It is so strange but it’s good, I promise…

Today I started the day with…

I am trying to keep my portion sizes smaller than usual and eating more fruit and vegetables and less of the bad stuff.

My OB-GYN advised me to change up my diet this way and to get a scale to weigh food and portions…

What foods to eat and avoid when you have PCOS

What do you eat for breakfast in the mornings for a healthy start? Comment below.

Have another topic you'd like to discuss or explore? Go to myPCOSteam today and start the conversation. You'll be surprised just how many others may share similar stories.

Feel free to ask a question here.

A myPCOSteam Member said:

I actually find if I eat something, I'm more hungry through the day. Like today I had a protien bar and was starving by lunch and ate too fast!

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