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4/11/10 11:28 P

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If you have insulin resistance, and the majority of women with PCOS do, anytime you eat carbohydrates of any form, your body will have great difficulty in processing them. The test for insulin resistance is different to the test for diabetes. There is a list of tests that you should have performed if you suspect PCOS on my website: mypcos.info/1/what_is_pcos/diagnosti
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You could take this in to your Dr if they haven't done the right ones initially.

Life is pretty ordinary without any carbohydrates at all, so the best way to incorporate them into your diet is in their most natural state as they take longer to break down this way which gives your body time to cope with them. If you drank soda I'm not surprised in the slightest that you felt worse afterwards. Even having an entire wholemeal roll is probably far too much carbohydrates for someone with PCOS. Half a slice of toast is roughly 7.5 gm of carbohydrate. A bread roll would have more than 4 times this much - somewhere between 30-40 gms of carbohydrate depending upon the size. What tends to help women with PCOS is focusing on the protein and fat content of their meals and making sure that each meal contain an appropriate amount of high quality protein and healthy fats, which just a little bit of carbohydrate to make life interesting.

I strongly suggest that you go and see a nutritionist who specialises in treating either PCOS, insulin resistance, metabolic syndrome or type II diabetes/prediabetes - these conditions are all related and tend to run into each other if not properly treated early on.

Whilst no-one can say definitively whether your diet/breakfast is "OK" or not for you without taking a proper history and getting to know how active you are and what effect certain foods/food groups have on you, I would beg to disagree with Thedime in that eating so much processed carbohydrates for breakfast is highly likely to cause problems in the majority of women with PCOS and given that you are experiencing symptoms, this is the most likely cause. Eating frequently is important too - but eating the right foods in the first place is even more important. If I eat high quality protein and healthy fat for breakfast (generally two eggs with a tsp to a tbsp of coconut oil, occasionally with half a slice of toast but usually without) this will give me energy and keep me from getting hungry until lunch time. If I eat a bowl of cereal (around 30 gm of carbohydrates) and I'm talking one of the healthier ones here, not the fluffed sugar confections out there, I will be hungry, weak and dizzy in 2-3 hours.

It is so important to eat a healthy diet and live a healthy lifestyle and soda, fast food and large amounts of processed carbohydrates really don't help.

I hope you manage to find something that works for you. I'm a nutritionist (amongst other things) now specialising in the treatment of PCOS and even I've had a hard time figuring out what works and what doesn't. It's not easy, but if you persevere and are willing to make some changes, it will be well worth it.

Good luck!

Edited by: BELROSA at: 4/11/2010 (23:32)
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4/11/10 9:51 P

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it's so weird cause my blood sugar was checked and it was fine , im not diabetic so today i ate good in the begining i had eggs on whole wheat roll with cheese and then i ate like 4 hours later after i walked on the treadmil for 40 min's and then i got a feeling like i needed to eat so i stopped and got a grilled chicken sandwhich from wendys and i ate that and some soda (i know bad!) but long story short i felt worse after i ate it and drank it i got really spacey and dizzy and tired i had to race home and lay down
idk what to do . and no one knows why im having these feelings is it cause of pcos ?

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4/11/10 2:35 P

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Your breakfast sounds fine but you should be eating every 2 hours to keep your blood sugar normal. Even a tablespoon of walnuts and a 1/2 banana or an apple with a tablespoon of peanut butter would do if you don't have time for a meal. I get the same way when my blood sugar drops too low..I almost get so dizzy it makes me nauseous so I have to MAKE myself eat something and then I feel better in about 10 minutes. Yoohoo's are not the best choice if you don't want your blood sugar to spike up and down...which keeps you from losing weight. ALWAYS try to eat a protein whenever you eat a sugar/carb and you will see a difference. People with PCOS are often insulin resistant (similar to diabetic) so what types of food we eat make a HUGE difference.

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4/11/10 8:01 A

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Why don't you try having a high quality protein for breakfast with some slow release whole grain carbs? Like a couple of eggs and half a slice of rye toast or a bit of lean steak with some grilled mushrooms and tomato and a half a slice of wholemeal toast for instance. If it is related to hypoglycaemia this may help.

Good luck.

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4/11/10 12:10 A

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Sounds like low blood sugar which could be related to insulin resistance which is related to PCOS. Ask your doc and let us know!

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4/10/10 10:59 P

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I do not know. Have you asked your doctor?

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hi everyone , I might have pcos i have all the symptoms and for a while i had the following symptom and no one can explain why i feel like this .
ok i will eat breakfast which will be like egg ham cheese on a roll or english muffin and within 3 hours i am shaky and need to eat i dont feel hungry but i feel shaky and spacey so i down a yoohoo and feel better and i had my thyroid and hyboglycemia checked and im fine with that could this be related to pcos?


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