Post # 1
Ugh, bees. I am having a crisis. I was diagnosed with PCOS a few months ago, and I kinda went “Psshhhh, I don’t have acne OR excess body hair. This is a crock.” Then I got off the pill shortly after, and guess what appeared? TONS of acne, body hair, facial hair, I’m pretty much turning into a troll.
So, long story short, I really need to get serious about low carb eating. I am a vegetarian, though, which poses a problem. A lot of the foods I love are carby! A lot of the foods I can eat are carby! And, bonus, I love dessert.
But if I want to get rid of this horrible perma-mustache and my pizza face, I need to do it. So, what are some low-carb recipes that don’t involve meat? I’m looking into starting to eat fish again, so that would be OK!
Post # 3
I would recommend looking up some of the ‘whole 30’ recipes – there are heaps if you google. They’re super healthy and most (if not all) are low carb. Good luck!
Post # 4
I honestly don’t know how you’re going to do this successfully without eating meat. Can you realistically eat eggs, nuts, vegetables, and fish 7 days a week? You will even have to limit your nut intake if you want to keep it low carb.
I eat paleo/primal so a lot of meat and fats, and I don’t restrict carbs from tubers or fruit and still find it restrictive enough. I can’t imagine how difficult it would be to also cut out meat.
Post # 5
I’m not vegetarian and I don’t have pcos, but I eat a paleo diet so we are gluten free and pretty low carb. Paleomg is a great blog that has tons of recipes that can easily be adapted for vegetarians.
This blueberry muffin recipe is my new fav! Good luck!
Post # 6
I’m not vegetarian, but I do have PCOS, and have recently started to get serious about trying to lose some weight. Here are things that have worked for us so far in making healthier choices:
— Big salads with tasty things in them. For us, that includes lean meat, but different fruits (cranberries, tart apples, grilled pineapple, strawberries) and small amounts of flavorful cheeses (feta, blue chese, extra sharp cheddar) would also work for you.
— Beans. I haven’t done this as much yet, but I’m looking into how to cook various different sorts of curries and stuff that use lentils. There’s always good old fashioned chili, too.
— Find things that are good for you but don’t feel like making a sacrifice. A bowl of strawberries with vanilla yogurt? Yum! Baked peaches with crumbly oat topping? Yes please!
— When you’re eating carbs, make smarter carb decisions. Whole-grain pasta, whole-grain cereal. Cereal instead of a bagel. Triscuits instead of Cheez-Its.
— This sauce is really adaptable.
If you incorporate fish back into your diet, you get a LOT more options. There are all sorts of yummy fish dishes that you can make — and plus, the protein will fill you up.
Good luck with this — PCOS is annoying. I’ve found a good pair of tweezers to be worth their weight in gold.
Post # 7
Try to stick with a low GI diet/recipes. You can go to Amazon and look for cookbooks for PCOS & low GI diets. I have this one, and there are some great recipes in here: http://www.amazon.com/The-PCOS-Diet-Cookbook-Delicious/dp/0985156864/ref=sr_1_11?ie=UTF8&qid=1376348355&sr=8-11&keywords=low+gi+cookbook
Post # 8
I wanted to add that since basing my meals on animal protein, vegetables, fats, and fruit (roughly in that order) within 6 months my cycles went from 45-70 days long to now 31-27! My acne cleared up nearly 100%, and my PMS is way less miserable in every way. I don’t know your personal reasons for being a vegetarian but I must say that if there is a way, I urge you to reconsider given how life changing this has been for me.