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So ive visited some websites on do's and dont's of a diet with someone with PCOS, that is looking to lose some weight. All the dont are exactly, not joking, what i have in my cupboard and fridge. So im asking for some grocery shopping HELP! What are some items everyone buys?
well I started eating half a grapefuit before each meal. with honey.. cause it breaks down better than sugar..or if you cant eat it drink it. supost to help with IR.I eat wheat bread instead of white now. and oatmeal.. I eat fiber bars.. this PCOS is all new to me so I have to revam everything now.. I still have my coffee but with out sugar..just honey.. I know were not supost to have sugar but we need a little give and take lol..no more rice for unless its brown yuk.. and the only thing I refuse to give up and will not change in my spagetti noodles. lol.. I just eat vegies with it and dont eat as much.
Id say dont sweat the diet tooooo much but ease into it slowly. Definitely, sugar must go. I give in every once in a while or go for some chocolate around that time of the month.. but sugar is not good because most PCOS women have insulin resistance to a degree.. which means insulin is not being received correctly into your body and it overcompensates by creating too much.. which in turn feeds the cysts. Also, too much insulin can cause weight gain and increased testosterone levels which could mean unwanted facial hair, etc... I avoid meat. I eat chicken every once in a while and try to go for organic only for the simple fact that meat bread for mass consumption is loaded up on so many hormones. I know that cannot be good for someone with PCOS because of the delicate hormonal balance. Also, be careful of food labels for "fat free" a lot of those I have noticed add more sugar to compensate and the regular version has 0 fat, too.. I try to eat as fresh as possible because of all those synthetic chemicals.. who knows what they are really doing to our bodies. One of my favorite simple meals is some brown rice and some red kidney beans with salt and pepper and a side salad or cucumbers. You dont have to eat like a rabbit to eat healthy.. but I know it is tough.
We eat a lot of chicken and pork chops, just prepared with different rubs or marinades. It's surprising how versatile those meats can be. We still eat higher carb veggies like potatoes and corn as sides, I just try to stay away from bread, pasta, rice, etc. If it was up to me we'd be having a pasta or rice dish with a side of bread every night so it's quite a challenge. I know I need to be low carb but lower carb will just have to suffice. For desert we often make the sugar free pudding because it still tastes good.
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