No big secrets really. I stock shelves at Walmart, so I stay pretty active at work. Running around non-stop! And then I started my vitamins. At 7am when I get home from work, I take two cranberry pills, a prenatal, a super b complex, and two cinnamon caps. At 8:30pm when I wake up fro work, I take two more cinnamon capsules. It's best to take the cinnamon with your two largest meals for the day. I also cut out sugar for the most part. On the days that I work, I don't have sugar and I am very strict about what I eat and drink. (Sobe Lifewater has become one of my favorites, and it's sugar free). But on my two days off a week, I can eat or drink whatever I want. Most of the time, without thinking, even on my days off I still keep to my working diet, but every now and then if I really want that icecream or that chocolate, or that really greasy cheeseburger, I can eat it and not feel so guilty about "breaking my diet". I reward myself twice a week for the other 5 days that I do good. My boyfriend and I both LOVE sweet tea, but he drinks a lot more of it than I do, so we compromised and instead of using ONLY sucralose in the tea, we do half sugar and half sucralose, so I can still drink it some and not feel guilty. I don't starve myself, I don't go hungry, I don't drink just water. There are other options out there. With PCOS, sugar is your worst enemy, but it's not the end of the world. I don't count calories or carbs. I don't pay attention to any of that. I watch my sugar, and just think "Is this bad for me, or good for me?" "Does the bad outweigh the good?" No secrets, but a lifestyle change.
Something else that I've done is, I've studied diabetics diets. Because of the insulin resistance that PCOS causes, a good diet is one similar to a diabetics.
For my birthday (in 2 weeks) my mother is making me a diabetic pineapple cheesecake! YUM! Lots of yummy options there!
Best of luck to you!!
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