PCOS Diet Q&A

PCOS Diet Q&A

Here is a recent PCOS diet coaching I did with a reader…

Karen:
I am a very picky eater so I try to stick with the things I like. I love veggies and fruits but I’m not sure what grains to eat and how.

breakfast: apple, orange or banana-2 of the 3
water 22 oz

lunch: large salad leafy greens tomatoes and cucumbers-salt and pepper
a small serving of steamed broccoli carrots and cauliflower
water 22 oz

snacks-plain peanuts or granola sometimes plain popcorn

dinner 4 oz of chicken or beef with red yellow and green peppers
water

Hethir:
Here are some pointers for making your diet PCOS friendly.

I am seeing in your list here that you are eating pretty healthy. Having the four meals is great. Ideally four to five meals a day is best. One of the major guidelines for eating for PCOS is to make your meals balanced with protein and carbohydrates. To begin with make sure you are eating protein at everymeal. That is important for keeping the blood sugar levels balanced.

So for example here is your food diary with my modifications (MOD):

breakfast: apple, orange or banana-2 of the 3
water 22 oz

MOD:add 1/2 C .oatmeal and 2 scrambled eggs

lunch: large salad leafy greens tomatoes and cucumbers-salt and pepper
a small serving of steamed broccoli carrots and cauliflower water 22 oz

MOD:add 4oz salmon and 1/2 Cup quinoa


snacks-plain peanuts or granola sometimes plain popcorn

MOD: add organic yogurt


dinner 4 oz of chicken or beef with red yellow and green peppers
water

MOD: none, great meal.

I hope that helps to make it clearer for everyone. To learn more about how to eat for boosting fertility with PCOS I have a PCOS Diet guide available here:

http://www. natural-fertility-info.com/pcos-fertility-diet

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  2. hi hethir.love ur website lotz of information.i have pcos.i have heard tht if you have pcos u should avoid milk n all the dairy productz.is that true?well i do avoid it. i was taking calcium supplementz, now i have started drinking smoothies and instead of adding yogurt or milk i add coconut milk.is tht ok to do so?

    • Hi Benazir,

      We are glad you love the website!

      It is best to avoid congesting foods such as dairy products and wheat products with congesting fertility issues such as PCOS or endometriosis. The congesting nature of these foods may exacerbate fertility issues such as PCOS.

      Substituting coconut milk in your smoothies is perfectly fine and a great alternative to dairy. Good idea to supplement with calcium! Be sure to also include dark leafy green vegetables which are also very high in calcium as well!

      Best Wishes,

      Dalene

  3. I am wanting to conceive but first would like to get on a good cleanser and diet, however doing this time I do not want to conceive until after I have completed the diet and cleanser, what birth control methods would you suggest? Can I stay on birth control doing this time period? The approximate time I will be doing this is 6 mos to a year. Thanks

    • Hi Lynette,

      My personal opinion would be to NOT take birth control pills if you do not have to (they add more chemicals and hormone manipulation to your body). There is something called family planning that you could utilize which involves charting your fertility and avoiding sex during your most fertile times (which is around 3 days a month of no sex). Taking Charge of Your Fertility is a great book that explains this in detail.

  4. Hi Hethir

    Do you have a similar diet guide for Endometriosis too? I am a vegetarian having endometriosis and would like to know how to follow a healthy vegetarian endometriosis-friendly diet without eggs or meat? Looking forward to your response.

    Thanks
    Carol.

    • Hi Carol,

      I have a vegetarian fertility diet guide in the works. It is very possible and encouraged. Please stay tuned.

      All the best,
      Hethir