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Foods that are good/bad


I've been reading a few articles about PCOS and the diets associated with them I wondered if anybody knows what sort of foods you should try and avoid if you have PCOS.

Does it really make a difference if you miss out the starchy foods etc? I don't understand completely the whole insulin part of PCOS but sometimes it has helped people. I find that although I have tried to lose weight with Slimming World for the past 2 years I have only lost around 3 stone. Although this still sounds great when you tell a doctor that, they don't look impressed, plus in order for me to qualify for any help for fertility issues I need to lower my BMI considerable (around 7 stone to go) so any help/advice would be much appreciated on this topic.


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Low GI is the way to go really, but more importantly cut out white carbs as they are the route of all evil from a pcos point of view. I don't eat carbs at night any more, was a bit strange having a curry without rice but I never think about it now.

I like the 5:2 diet as it is cheap and once you get your brain around it, it is pretty simple and totally changes how you feel about hunger.

I know lots of ladies have success with SW but I never really got it to be honest as wasn't logical from a pcos point of view.


That's what I've been finding. I seemed to do really well on slimming world around 3 years ago, but then had a break, now have returned and the last 2 years as said it has been really slow. I've read several articles/health pages about cutting out carbs/starchy products, sweets etc so thought reducing these in my diet is probably worth a shot. Thanks for your help

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Also remember that if we ate the RDA we would still put on 2lb a month so over a stone a year due to how efficiently we store fat so we do need to eat less than the RDA just to maintain our weight so you do need to eat considerably less to lose weight which is often why diet plans don't always work as they are not designed for pcos ladies and we are a special lot :-)


This is a good website: mindbodygreen.com

Also giving up carbs will really help, and if you can't face giving them up completely, I couldn't, stick to low GI carbs like quinoa buckwheat and pimpernickle bread. A paleo diet would prob be good, apparently its good for weight lose, although that's never been an issue for me. Good luck! You ve done amazingly loosing 3 stone, that's really impressive!


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