25% protein, <40% carb diet
Hugamug · 05/10/2015 11:54
I keep hearing about improved pregnancy rates in ivf when eating high protein low carb diets. I have just spent a fun hour and a half inputting our usual meals into my fitness app to see what my % breakdown is like, but I am generally too low on protein and too high on carbs. Is anyone doing this? Is there a good diet book to use?
Tryingno1 · 05/10/2015 14:13
i haven't used a book but things i ate were
greek yoghurt - high in protein
milk - okish protein
LOADS of eggs. Like nearly every day.
and nuts/avacado for the good fats part
i basically had minimum bread and cereal. all my carbs were from fruits and veg only
its not the best fun! not sure if it makes much diff but my current clinic r very keen on upping the protein pre ivf.
Hugamug · 05/10/2015 16:43
Thanks trying, I don't eat many carbs but I'm going to miss them!
BumWad · 05/10/2015 16:45
I really think a high protein diet works. I got pregnant naturally after trying for quite a while but I ate loads of chicken, eggs, meat in general and nuts. Good luck!
bessie84 · 05/10/2015 16:52
im doing high(er) protein too, well trying. altho not doing the best on cutting out carbs.... sigh.... good luck.
purplemeggie · 05/10/2015 22:29
Yes, I do this. It hasn't helped with pregnancy (yet!) but I've lost lots of weight and got my BMI down to a healthy level, which can't be a bad thing for future cycles.
I use myfitnesspal to check my ratios...I'm not obsessive about the percentages, but I've more-or-less given up bread, rice and pasta. I used to be a complete pasta fiend and I couldn't imagine it being any other way, but now, I just make lots of healthy sauce when the rest of the family is having pasta, and either go without the pasta or eat about a third of my "normal" portion.
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