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New to this support group. I just discovered that i have PCOS. I’m so scared and i just want people i can talk to
Dearest @bw007, welcome to our family . So sorry I missed this post. I’ve had a rough few days.
Hmmm, the sweet tooth. The curse of us PCOS gals. I also have a very bad sweet tooth, but I have experienced first-hand the benefits of eating clean. I would strongly advise taking your doctor’s advise and opting for a clean diet. Did she give you any pointers?
And your dp is so pretty
Thank you so much @nicole. So she says i should take alot of vegetables and fruits, that’s something i know that was really lacking in my diet. Also birth control pills for 3months to help bring my hormones back to normal. There’s also a history of diabetes in my family. So it’s a whole lot of mumbo jumbo.
You’re so pretty as well. I want everyone’s opinion on what ti eat because keto diet ehnnn my sister it’s really hard
@bw007 hun, especially with the history of diabetes in your family, I would strongly advise a diet overhaul. And not just the inclusion of fruits and veg. You have to cut your white carbs (at least), like white bread rice to the barest minimum.
But my dear, KETO isn’t that bad, I promise. I lost a lot of weight on it last year, and even though I’ve been off and on it for a while, it really helped with my PCOS symptoms, and even helped me conceive spontaneously at the age of 41!
Here’s a link to my food journal Nicole’s Weight Loss Diet. Have a look at it, and let me know what you think. The KETO part starts from Page 5
@bw007: I hate to do this but for the sake of giving out my piece of knowledge can you ask your doctor why he/she puts you on birth control pills. I understand from your reply it is to help regulate your hormones but which of the hormones does she want to regulate. Also, how regular is your menstrual cycle + how often do you ovulate.
Having a family history of diabetes could be a possible underlying cause of fertility challenges however has your doctor run a test on you to clarify you aren’t pre-diabetic or diabetic yet because insulin resistance is one of the major symptoms of PCOS many doctors neglect.
Eating vegetables and fruits is a great way to jump start but I must be honest with you, PCOS is way beyond eating spinach and apples.**NOT TO SCARE YOU.** Understanding your symptoms is key in managing PCOS.
@nicole thank you very much for your keto journal, I’ve checked it out and will start mine soon. Okay first. I haven’t had my period since april which i bled for almost 3 weeks i was looking anemic. With what she explained to me, she said i have to get my hormones in balance first before i can try for children and i have to stop my carbs. It’s been really tough because deceive my self by only making a cup of rice, boiled unripe lantain and all that. So i asked her for like a list of things to eat and not to it. But she hasn’t sent me one. Hopefulluy she gets to it before the end of the week. I really appreciate you input. Please tell me whatevet it is
Dearest @bw007, so sorry for responding late. I’ve been very much under the weather. You’ll be amazed what a difference a change in diet will do…for your cycles and PCOS symptoms in general . Here is a meal plan we published recently. It’s not as hard and aggressive as KETO, but good for PCOS nonetheless. If you can manage this for a few weeks, we can slowly ease you into KETO. I’ll be glad to send you a meal plan for that when the time comes
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