I lost 50 lbs here on spark back in end of 2009/ beginning of 2010 by working out and counting calories and it was a daily struggle. Come to find out, like you all said, carbs are practically the enemy of PCOS.
I have started something new in the last few weeks and wanted to share with all of you, because it seems to be working. A friend of mine was able to lose a significant amount of weight by following the carb cycle diet plan made by Chris Powell. I started this same diet 2 weeks ago, and I am down 2 pounds and have lost 2 inches from my waist. Here is the basic diet plan. On monday, you eat a healthy diet of 5 meals a day. Each meal should consist of a lean protein and a carbohydrate ( fruit, whole grain bread, rice, ect. but no sugar, or anything made with white flour). Drink a gallon of water a day. Tuesday, eat a breakfast of a carbohydrate and protein, then the next 4 meals of the day should be only lean protein and veggies. Drink your gallon of water. Alternate the meal plan for monday and tuesday, every other day. Once a week allow yourself a free day, to eat the junk food that you like. Or, if not having a treat each day is too difficult, give yourself a cheat meal on your high carb day, that cheat meal cannot be at dinner if this is the avenue you choose, and you cannot have a "free day". Work out everyday for a minimum of 30 minutes. 3 days a week to a ten minute circuit of sit ups, push ups, and squats. This is pretty much the simplified version of his diet/ exercise plan. I have been able to finally break through a stall in my weight loss by following this plan, so I thought it was worth sharing. Have a lovely day all!
I've heard several times to do well with PCOS is to cut carbs. I will admit it's hard; however with will power and determination it can be done. Today I've decided to take control of my life and stop letting PCOS get the best of me.
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After doing extensive research, I've committed to do a low-carb diet. I'm already on metformin for several years, and lucky us, we're now mystery infertility.
I ordered some books from Amazon, one of the a low GI diet for women with PCOS. Waiting for them to come. I'm already gluten-free, so giving up bread isn't that big of a deal. But, oh POTATOES! I love potatoes. Well, I'll do anything to have a baby.
Thanks for sharing dimplespitt! I got pregnant after following a lower carb diet, and limiting my sugar intake. I also lost about 10% of my weight, which possibly contributed to my being able to conceive.
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