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Old 06-13-2011, 02:12 PM   #1
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I was diagnosed with polycystic ovarian syndrome today. My doc wants me to do a low-carb diet to control my insulin production. I really don't know where to start. Can someone point me in the right direction on info to read and meal ideas? I've googled low-carb diet and am getting bombarded. I feel like I'm in over my head. Help?
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Go to PCOS/insulinresistance support PCOSarticles under Dieting With Obstacles
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Old 06-13-2011, 08:00 PM   #3
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Thanks. I didn't think to look there.
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I was diagnosed with polycystic ovarian syndrome today. My doc wants me to do a low-carb diet to control my insulin production. I really don't know where to start. Can someone point me in the right direction on info to read and meal ideas? I've googled low-carb diet and am getting bombarded. I feel like I'm in over my head. Help?
What I did when I found out I had PCOS (back in the 90s) was go to the bookstore and I bought the Atkins diet book and read it from cover to cover.

If you do not want to buy it I can email it to you in an attachment.
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Old 06-21-2011, 01:28 PM   #5
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Thank you Jamie. A lady that works for me brought over a few Atkins books. I started to read one of them yesterday... I think it was Atkins For Life or something along those lines? But thank you! That's very sweet of you.
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I was diagnosed with PCOS 12 years ago...and I'm now thinking that this whole weight struggle is to do this syndrome! Low carb seems to be the best for me...
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Good Luck! Low carb is the way to go for me as well! I love it! Keep us posted!
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When I found out I had PCOS (I was 13), my OBGYN just told me to limit eating breads and excersize 4 or 5 times a week. I went on Atkins for about a year, weighed 120 pounds, and when I got off the diet I immediately gained all of the weight back plus 50. I'm not saying anything is wrong with Atkins, it's actually a pretty fast acting diet and it works. Just make sure if you do it you stay on it, or if you don't want to stay on it, make sure you wean yourself off of it slowly.
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I've found eating primal/paleo to be the easiest diet I've ever done. I keep it pretty simple. No grains, limited sugar, limited dairy. (I'm still experimenting to see what works best for me) I enter my foods in an online database (dailyplate, fitday, myfitnesspal) and stay between 50 - 70 total carbs (I don't deduct net carbs). I loved the book Everyday Paleo.

I've only been doing this for about 26 days. It was hard the first week or so, but I feel like it's gotten so much easier. I really want to cry because I'm so happy that I'm finding something that's working. I'm actually losing weight and not having cravings or being hungry all the time.
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