I have a question regarding a good diet for insulin resistance/PCOS. I've been diagnosed with mild insulin resistance, without PCOS, but I have some of the symptoms and considering my sister and mom have PCOS, I should prevent it.
Anyway, I've read thee books for The Insulin Resistance Diet and The South Beach Diet, and both seem pretty good, and right now I'm reading The Metabolism Miracle by Diane Kress. Have any of you who have PCOS/IR have tried any of these diets, have they been good for the symptoms and easy to follow? Out of the three I think the easiest one to follow for me (taking lifestyle, social life and everything else into consideration) would be The Insulin Resistance Diet, but I've heard mixed reviews... but I've also read the same about South Beach and The Metabolism Miracle. So this is confusing!
The Metabolism Miracle sounds really good except it requires an 8 week "carb rehab" phase, which means almost no carbs for 2 months! I think my pancreas could use that rest, but I'm not in charge of cooking in my household (mom is) and also social life and such would make it a bit tough (considering where I live most foods are carb heavy).
My stats are as follows: 5'7", approximately 147 lbs. (at least last time I weighed myself like a month ago, I hate weighing myself). I'm on 750 mg metformin a day, and I'm on the pill. Before I started the pill, my periods were regular, so I don't know about having PCOS, but some symptoms I have are: fatigue/tiredness, mild depression, low sex drive, hair thinning, dandruff/seborrheic dermatitis, mild hirsutism on lower stomach, slow weight loss.
Any input is welcome