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Hello,

I've just been diagnosed and not sure what diet I should be eating. I'm not obese just a little overweight, but I get very tired and have a very sweet tooth!

I'm also feeling a little under the weather about it all and worried about what it might mean when I want to have children.

Hoping some of you have some good advice or stores to share 😊

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Low GI is the way to go and cut out all white carbs and processed sugar so only the natural stuff. I would also cut out as much sugar generally as you can, it takes about 3 weeks to not crave it so is tricky, I have done it and rarely crave sugary stuff (inc white carbs, I used to crave noodles), I do still eat them but no longer have the cravings so by going cold turkey you can then eat them again occasionally and not worry too much!!

As for the children part, honestly don't worry about it, it is extremely rare not to conceive just because of pcos - when the time is right just make sure your body is in the best condition it can be and then start charting your temperature to see if you are ovulating (look at fertilityfriends website as this is the only accurate way for pcos ladies). A period doesn't mean you are ovulating and you can ovulate without one so it is nice and straight forward. Also 1/3 of fertility issues are now men so your partner would also need to have a good diet, saying that my hubbie had a good diet, but his had poor wrigglers so I got him on the Boots Vit C and zinc tablets and it improved by over 100% in a year so well worth getting your partner on those sooner rather than later.

Make sure you have 4 periods a year to keep your uterus healthy do, they can give you something to force a bleed to shed the lining as getting too thick can cause all sorts of issues.

The combined pill can control the majority of the symptoms and can also make it easier to conceive once you come off it as your body will be less pcos, so that is something to consider. I have been on the combined pill on and off for 25+ years and it keeps my symptoms at bay pretty well. It makes it easier for me to maintain my weight as well (and lose it). If we ate the RDA we would still gain 2lb a month so over a stone a year just by eating the RDA so we do need to eat less just to maintain our weight!!

Good luck and honestly dont worry, everyone is different, some get no symptoms, some get a few more, some have no issues conceiving, some need a little help, some need more, there is lots of help when you want to conceive.

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