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reccomend a diet for someone with PCOS

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nearlyreadytopop Sun 21-Aug-11 13:47:25

Hi
I need to lose weight -around 3 stone. I have PCOS which means I have a weird relationship with sugar. Prior to concieving the baby I was on metformin which made weight loss easier. Im not taking it at the moment as I am breastfeeding and the doc didnt think I could.
Can anyone reccommend a good diet/eating plan that takes into account the sugar in foods?
Thanks

CaveMum Sun 21-Aug-11 13:50:12

You should try a low GI diet, it is highly recommended for PCOS sufferers.

I have "PCOS for Dummies" which contains a number of tasty recipes but there are also plenty of general low GI cookery books that will do the job.

BecauseImWorthIt Sun 21-Aug-11 14:00:59

A good, low carb diet is, I believe, helpful for PCOS sufferers.

These books are all worth a read:

The New Diet Revolution - Atkins (the 'classic' low carbing book)
The High Protein Diet - Charles Clarke
The Idiot Proof Diet - India Knight/Neris Thomas
The Harcombe Diet - Zoe Harcombe

Whilst none of these (I don't think) tackles PCOS directly, they will give you a good introduction to the principles of low carbing.

They certainly all deal with ways to reduce sugar in your food.

Thumbwitch Sun 21-Aug-11 14:05:45

A low GI/GL diet is a good start; take a look at some of these books which are dietary ways to manage PCOS as well.

I have heard good things about the Colette Harris book but have no personal experience of it.

Good luck!

Thumbwitch Sun 21-Aug-11 14:07:09

Should point out though that it's not usually recommended to do any type of weight loss diet while you're breastfeeding, afaik, just in case you reduce the number of nutrients available to you, because your BM will get first pick of them.

foreverondiet Sun 21-Aug-11 18:12:06

The Collette Harris diet book is fab, I managed to conceive without metformin/clomid despite not have periods for ages, ovulated within a few weeks of starting on diet.

Its a very healthy sensible low GI plan, would be perfect for breastfeeding.

re: thumbwich's comment, many people when breastfeeding eat empty calories, like chocolate, at least on Colette Harris's diet every calorie you eat would contribute toward nutrition of you and your baby.

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