(Closed) Bees with PCOS: Recipes?

posted 4 years ago in Cooking
Post # 3
335 posts
Helper bee

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
1024 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

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 # 6
1735 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

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 # 8
1024 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

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. 

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