I was diagnosed last year with PCOS and have recently discovered that I am insulin resistant as well. In addition I have an under active thyroid and low vitamin d levels oh yeah and I also have a heart murmur.
SO my doctors have urged me try the Ideal Protein diet to lose weight. I don't want to spend 85 a week, and can't really afford to either. I have seen alternatives on this site and have come up with a meal plan of sorts.
Breakfast protein shake (used site suggested alternative)
coffee or tea
8 oz protein
2 cups veg from phase 1 list
(also getting salt and oil here)
2 cup veg from list
I am sure that there are threads that already exist but I am a little overwhelmed at that size of the site! SO my questions are:
1. Would someone on ideal protein review my version and tell me if they think it will work given what they know from doing the diet?
2. Difficulties I can expect as someone with PCOS-IR and what did you do to overcome them?
3. Supplements, my doctor gave me a list like Vitex and progesterone but what else do you use and recommend?
4. Exercise, how much do I have to do? I can't go in the sun with the meds I take or it causes a reaction, I need alternatives and low impact ideally.
Thanks in advance for info anyone cares to share. I really appreciate the help. I am so completely overwhelmed. Pickle