PCOSers

(15 Posts)
Hegsy Wed 25-Sep-13 10:18:48

What do you eat or what diet plan do you follow? I need to radically change my way of eating but I don't even know where to start, researching online there just seems so much information and some of it is quite conflicting.

What have you found that works?

DitsyDonkey Wed 25-Sep-13 20:16:59

Low GI is what is recommended for pcos.

Queenofknickers Wed 25-Sep-13 20:44:15

I conceived when taking metformin - talk to GP. Good luck!

mrsannekins Wed 25-Sep-13 20:50:14

Have you read the PCOS Diet? It's a really good place to start with the basics of what you need to eat/avoid and why. It was my bible when I was first diagnosed and made a HUGE difference to my symptoms.

Although I have also successfully lost weight following weight watchers too, which had a positive effect on my symptoms as well.

PinkParsnips Wed 25-Sep-13 20:53:18

I tried low GI and also a diet called CSIRO helped me lose weight (and I conceived when on that diet) there are lots of books online.

Low GI, metformin and Clomid worked here.

If you do WW and keep to low point items it is automatically low GI, which makes it easier.

I had two years of unsuccessful treatment, lost 4.5 stone low GI ing on WW over the next two years, fell pregnant with DD on my last chance Clomid cycle (I'd had six failed cycles prior to that one).

Hi Hegsy, I'm a dietitian and advise on diet for PCOS, the main points are:
lowering carbohydrate intake, choosing low glycaemic index foods, having a good intake of healthier protein foods, and adjusting the types of fat in the diet.
Here's some info that may be useful:
low GI fact sheet from the British Dietetic Association
healthy fats this is a post from my blog so ignore the blurb at the start, concise healthy fat info in the second half!

HarryPotterMadMum Thu 10-Oct-13 22:11:18

What does everyone think of metformin? I was advised by my consultant to take it,yet my gp says no! Now I am really confused. Lol.

nearlyreadytopop Fri 11-Oct-13 21:04:42

Hi harry I'm taking metformin at the moment. My gp suggested it years ago and I took it up to bfp with ds. I then had 2 years without it and 3 mc. My gp used to work in gynae and said she has seen sucess with it. My consultant said it can't do any harm but the jurys out.
What I do know is that since I started taking it I have lost a stone of weight and my period has come back. I have also been (loosely) following a low carb way of eating.

littlemim Sun 13-Oct-13 20:16:19

mrsannekins, who is the author of your PCOS diet book? I've looked it up on Amazon but there are a few possibilities...

Thanks!

LM

Essexgirlupnorth Sun 13-Oct-13 20:21:36

I lost weight doing slimming world and got a nature BFP.

They do recommend a low GI diet. Have you had a look on the verity website?

littlemim Sun 13-Oct-13 21:01:26

Hi Essex Girl,

I've lost weight with SW before, but my PCOS has got worse since I was tested before having DD 5 years ago, and I found SW just wasn't doing it for me anymore.

I hadn't heard of Verity, so I'll have a good look at their site.

Thanks

LM

veee123 Thu 28-Nov-13 09:40:05

Low carbs , exercise.

A woman I know she had infertility for 20 years. She dropped carbs and began taking vitamin D .
She had two babies ten months apart !

starrynight123 Tue 03-Dec-13 19:09:47

Low sugar, high in vegetables. If the food is white or beige - it’s something you probably ought to eat less of. If it is naturally brightly coloured, go for it!

Misfitless Tue 10-Dec-13 22:00:37

Thanks starry - brilliant advice!

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