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Actually, I went vegetarian around the time I was officially diagnosed (a yeear ago). I didn't think much of it at the time, but the thought of meat just grossed me out.
My advice is to try and get lots of veggies--it will help fill you up without tons of carbs. Look into alternate sources of protein, such as nuts and nut butters, beans, dairy, etc. Whole grains actually do contain some protein, so definitely stay with that. I will say that there is a LOT of controversy over eating soy when one has PCOS. Speak to your doctor, see how s/he feels about it and what s/he recommends. Mine has no problem with it in small amounts (1-2 servings per day, tops), so I get some of my protein from things like edamame, soy milk, etc.
Good luck, and keep us posted!
Fortune favors the bold. --Virgil
I have noticed that since being diagnosed with PCOS and taking my Metformin (for about 4-5 months now) I am craving carbs all the time! I have switched to mostly whole-grains in lieu of anything else, but breakfast, lunch and dinner I crave carbs like a bowl of cereal, a peanut butter sandwhich, etc. In fact, the thought of protein (meat especially) is almost disgusting, I can't stomach it...I'd rather not eat anything.
I never used to have this problem. What is going on with me? Obviously this doesn't help with the low GI diet I should be on. Does anyone else have this and if so, how do you fight it and try to eat the right things?
"If you do what you've always done, you'll get what you've always gotten.”
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