(Closed) PCOS, TTC, and Diet

posted 6 years ago in TTC
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

@Izzy81:  Hi, there is so much information on PCOS Challenge. You can got to PCOS.tv and PCOSChallenge.com.

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

@Izzy81:  I had a similar situation to you.  I had PCOS, high prolactin, and was about 20lbs over weight.  I am also a very picky eater.  I decided I needed to make a change after my Endocrinologist told me losing weight might solve alot of the health issues I had.  I did the Dukan Diet (inspired by the lovely Kate Middleton).  It is basically a high protein, very low carb and sugar diet.  There is no calorie counting. There are tons of free resources and recipes online that helped me plan.  Before even beginning I planned out all options for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snacks that I would want to eat.  Luckily for me I love cheese and eggs- both of which are allowed.  I have failed at so many diets, but the planning and researching foods and meals I KNEW I would eat made it doable.  I lost 30 lbs in 5 months and my blood work is now perfect and all the cysts on my ovaries are GONE.  I got pregnant after one month TTC.  Even if you don’t do the Dukan diet- PLAN AHEAD.  That is the number one tip I have for being a successful picky eater on a diet.  Good luck!

Post # 5
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2010

Mostly commenting to keep track of the pos.  I have pcos and have had no luck keeping the pounds at bay since going off birth control. 

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2002

i too am a VERY VERY picky eater. beef yuck salads yuck veggies besides corn & peas yuck seafood disgusting food cant touch & im far too obsessed with bread potatoes and pasta. carbs carbs and more carbs. within the recent months i was diagnosed with PCOS too & was put on metformin with provera. off the provera, no cycle in march so im off to the dr again in 2 days for chlomid + provera again and another ultrasound. 

research proteins and eat lots of that. im trying a new supplement right now called isagenix. im only 2 days in but i dont mind keeping in touch with you about how that goes. eat 5-6 times a day, about every 3-4 hours. try to keep carbs out of dinner. ahh. i feel as lost as you. im so sorry girl!

Post # 7
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I have PCOS and am on Metformin, the best way for me so far to lose a bit of weight has been following weight watchers. Might be good for you too since you aare a picky eater and you can basically eat the things you like, and track them. No predetermined things you have to eat/ not eat. Its all about portion control and eating your fill using the points you get in a day. It would fit your lifestyle(picky eating). Just an idea! Good Luck!!

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

If you hate veggies and fruit, try shopping at a farmer’s market.  I HATE grocery store fruit and veg and can’t even choke it down.  Everything is so flavorless.

 

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2014

I have PCOS as well and my endocrinologist put me on Metformin to help me lose weight but I’ve had no luck.  I would say I’m moderately active, training for my 3rd marathon this year but I still can’t keep the pounds off.

I am trying low carb/ no carb because that seems to be the best bet for those of us with PCOS.

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