Yes, I just posted my weight on the internet. Yes, if you can do simple math, you can figure out how much I weighed in 2012. Be nice, ok?
One day, while searching around YouTube for stories from ladies who also have PCOS, I found Christina's SubfertileFrugalista channel (she also has a blog.) After perusing through her videos, I found one titled "The PCOS Diet That Worked For Us."
The PCOS Diet That Worked For Us by SubfertileFrugalista
In this video, Christina talks about the Low Amylose Diet that was prescribed to her by her RE. Christina has PCOS and had been trying for 3.5 years to have a child. They had tried every treatment you could think of, and was on their last ditch effort when they went to an RE to do IVF. Christina's RE, "Dr. Miracles," suggested going on the Low Amylose Diet. If they weren't pregnant after three months, then they would do IVF. I believe on the fourth month, they conceived, but sadly lost their little girl. After another couple of months, they conceived again and had their daughter Wren. As an added bonus, Christina lost 11 pounds in the first month of following the diet and 20 pounds overall.
A diet that allowed her to conceive after 3.5 years of infertility?! Of course my interest was peaked. From what I understand, Dr. Miracles "invented" (for lack of a better word,) this diet, so I haven't been able to find much literature on it, but Christina spells out the rules during her video. They are:
- Avoid all simple sugars such as candy, sodas, cakes, pies, ice cream, etc. These are almost pure forms of glucose.
- Avoid vegetables that are grown underground, corn, bananas, and foods enriched with maltodextrins or corn syrup.
- Avoid wheat, rice, rye, barley, and oats.
- Eat a minimum of 3 servings each of above-ground vegetables and fruits daily.
- Eat at least 6 ounces of protein every day.
- Avoid low fat foods.
- Don't count calories!
Next I'll talk about foods that follow the diet and don't taste like grass....much.
*I am in no way a nutritionist. You should probably talk to your doctor about starting a new diet...unlike I did. Don't be like me!*