I was diagnosed with PCOS a week ago, after 6 months of trying to conceive and having no period AND no positive pregnancy tests. So of course I start researching PCOS like crazy mad.
I've been a member of SparkPeople for a long time, and had managed to lose almost 40 lbs last year... Until randomly in February I just quit trying, and I've gained it all back plus a little extra cushion in the 9 months since then. I'm 27 years old, 5'4", and I weigh 235 lbs. So yes, I'm morbidly obese. When the doctor told me to lose 5-7% of my bodyweight to help the Clomipehene she'd prescribed work better, I said "No, I don't need to see a nutritionist. I know what to do."
HOWEVER - in my many many researches into PCOS and how to deal with it naturally, I'm seeing two conflicting things:
Lots of articles seem to be saying go with a low-carb diet, eliminate "white" carbs and sweeteners, only eat 30g of carbs a day (um, is that even possible?)
Another article or three I saw said to elimiate MEAT as much as possible from your diet, because something about meat and testosterone, etc. etc.
SO. When these articles and blogs and websites are talking about eating a low carb diet, are they talking about limiting ALL carbs? Or are they mostly talking about refined carbs? Because I love me some fruit, and brown rice. And 30g of carbs is, like, an apple and a banana and you're done. Forget about having a glass of milk. And then you're supposed to eat lots of protein and very low carbs, but no meat. How does that work?
I can eliminate refined carbs (white flour, white rice, processed sugar) from my diet, no problem. (Well ok, small amount of problem, but it's doable and doable for the long term.) Elimiating carbs completely is a different matter - is it still OK to eat yams and apples and carrots and oranges and...??? Please help!
Does anyone have some clarification for me on this issue?
Elley a.k.a. Batman
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