A few months ago, I wrote about how I tried the ketogenic diet for weight loss. It only lasted 2 weeks as I gained 5 kilograms during that time.
Since then, I have done some more research about the effects of ketosis on PCOS and found that it can be very beneficial on women suffering from symptoms.
I have decided to give it another go but this time I will be following the PCOS diet guidelines and I won’t be focusing on weight loss as much.
Foods to avoid:
- High GI foods: Cake, biscuits, white bread, pasta and rice etc.
- Sugary drinks: Soft drinks, fruit juices and cordial.
- Dairy: Milk, cheese, butter etc.
- Caffeine (!?)
- Fast food in general.
Foods to include:
- Vegetables: especially green leafy veggies as they are high in vitamins.*limit starchy veggies such as potatoes*
- Low GI fruits: apples,watermelon, oranges , blueberries etc.
- Healthy fats: avocado, nuts, seeds, tuna and salmon.
- Protein: organic and hormone free is best.
Supplements to consider:
- Vitamin D: known to improve insulin resistance.
- Fish oil: known to decrease testosterone levels.
- Inositol: some what of a magic pill. Known to improve hormonal balance, insulin resistance and gestational diabetes.
I have a feeling I will do a lot better on this regime as its more about sticking to the good foods list rather than trying to work out fat, carb and protein ratios.