Everyone is different in what will work for them when it comes to PCOS, I'm not of the camp that low carb works for me - I average 150 to 300 grams of carbs in a day and have been getting the weight off just fine (am down 12 pounds this year so far) might be slower then others like but for me the slow loss means I'll not have the issue keeping it off in general (as in if I eat as I am and the weight is coming off then no need to worry about the future so to speak because what I am doing is habit now to do).
i like the pcos diet book, too. also, i read in another book, called ultrametabolism, that its not carbs that causes insulin resistance and other metobolic problems. healthy, whole grains and whole fruit and veggie carbs are fine. its the processed sugars like hfcs and artificial ingredients and such that damage the metabolisom. as long as you are eating healthy portions of good carbs throughout the day and balancing them with lean protein and healthy fats, you should be ok.
furthermore, you should be eating enough healthy calories to fuel your body. restricting calories makes the metabolism stop working because it thinks your body is starving. add a 0 to your weight, and eat that many calories of healthy foods.
its been working for me!
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Fitness Minutes: (20) Posts: 5 8/31/11 6:55 P
It is a great book - For me personally I think it is too many carbs for me (my body seems to respond better when I don't eat as many)- but I definately learned a lot of important information about PCOS and I hope to work some of the concepts into my diet.
It gives real simple and easy to follow meal plans. :) I think I got it for 10 bucks on Amazon
I should read that book! I don't pay attention to carbs, actually. I've been bad about eating whatever I want. I'm sure I would feel better if I ate better! My problem is not eating enough at breakfast and then feeling hungry half-way through the morning.
I can do this, with God's help!!!
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current weight: 194.3
Fitness Minutes: (20) Posts: 5 8/31/11 6:39 P
Is seems that you mostly hear about low carb diets with PCOS - I have done South Beach and followed my own low carb diet but just had the opportunity to the read the book The PCOS Diet Plan and to me I was surprised on the amount of carbs it recommended. Has anyone had success following this diet? I think I would like to do a happy medium of eating "healthy carbs" but need some help at finding that special number. How many carbs do you usually eat on a daily basis?
I am thinking less than 100 but would like advice on what has been successful for others.
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