I was diagnosed with PCOS after rapid weight gain (I wasn't eating very badly at all!) and irregular periods. Despite the fact that I have lost weight over the past year , I have now not had a period in 7 months - which is one of my longest periods (pardon the pun) of time without menstruation. I try to go to the gym at least 3 times a week, and have been doing so for a year, which includes cardio and strength training. As for my diet, it is very strict and I only allow myself a treat every now and again. An everyday diet consists of cereal such as allbran, hummus and vegetables for lunch, for dinner such things as chicken/fish/quorn/paella/macaroni cheese/quinoa with yet more vegetables and usually a small serving of new potatoes. I usually have a yoghurt and a few pieces of fruit around the day (sometimes a sweet or savoury snack is sneaked into my daily diet!)
I try to limit carbs (I do not eat bread, as I do not like it) and try to eat only wholegrain pasta and rice when possible - however this is not always feasible as shops here are extremely limited.
What suggestions do you have? Do I stay patient and accept that weight loss will be slow - however worth it in the end. Or do I try to alter my diet yet again and consult a doctor? I am not sure if I want to go on BCP, due to the fact I do not want to gain weight again. I would also not like to be on any medication such as metformin which could result in side effects.
Are there any safe supplements that could assist in helping PCOS or should I just consult my doctor about vitamins and supplements?