I’ve been doing a lot of Google searching about PCOS and the type of diet that is best for people with it. By diet, I don’t necessarily mean a temporary way to eat to lose weight; I’m talking about diet as the lifestyle necessary for optimum health with this condition. My goal is not only weight loss (though I am motivated by my doctor saying it’s “nearly impossible” for women with PCOS to lose weight), but optimum health because I want to give myself every advantage against the fertility difficulties that can result from this condition. I want more babies, yo!
The result of my searching has been low carb, low carb, low carb (20-60g/day)! So I’m going low carb, folks. This isn’t going to be easy. I love chocolate like whoa. I like bread, rice and pasta. On the flip side, I love fruits and vegetables.
Yesterday was my first day of intentional low carb eating. It was rough. I’ve read that the first week (or sometimes more) is filled with low energy and cravings as your body adjusts from metabolizing carbs to metabolizing fats. The good news is that once you pass that phase, you reportedly have tons more energy and feel better than when you had lots of carbs in your diet.
I just need to get myself through this adjustment period! I’m hopeful that this lifestyle change will have positive effects on PCOS, PPD, increase my good cholesterol, and more. It should also give me an edge on avoiding the diabetes that my grandmother had. Wish me luck!