Page 1 of 4 123 ... LastLast
Results 1 to 15 of 52
  1. #1
    Registered User ReverseTheCurse's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Location
    Michigan
    Posts
    136
    Thanks
    2
    Thanked 15 Times in 5 Posts

    Default PCOS Grocery List

    Is there a thread with the specific foods one should and should not eat when dealing with PCOS? I think it would be helpful to create a 'grocery' list, all of us listing foods we've found to be acceptable through research. Dr. Asa Andrews suggests women with PCOS avoid Soy and Broccoli, since both mess with estrogen levels. What about other foods? Here are some foods I've gathered in my research, proven to be acceptable for us.

    Sweet Potatoes (In moderation, without added sugar)

    Organic Cinnamon

    Unsalted Sunflower Seeds

    Unsalted Almonds

    Unsalted Cashews

    Ezekiel Bread

    Voss, Figi, Evian Water. Glass bottled spring water

    Avocados

    Red Pepper

    Green Pepper

    Sea Salt (In moderation)

    Tomatoes

    Strawberries

    Blueberries

    Sprouted Whole Grains

    Old Fashioned Oats

    Whole Organic Eggs, no the yolks will not raise your cholesterol levels

    Spinach

    Green Beans

    Green Peas

    Squash

    .......... many more
    -D-chiro-inositol
    -Vegetarian / Organic Diet
    -Morning Cardio + Resistance Training
    -Vitamins A, B12, B3, C, D, E, K
    Books- The Ultimate PCOS Handbook
    Treatments- Laser hair removal, Dermabrasion

  2. The Following 11 Users Say Thank You to ReverseTheCurse For This Useful Post:

    Cheeky Chipmunk (03-16-2013),deanne09 (09-07-2012),jesslamb23 (12-27-2012),Lik4 (02-27-2013),Nichaussler (01-17-2013),Ph1607 (01-22-2014),ranae (11-12-2012),revans713 (04-28-2014),sweetheart09 (01-25-2014),Tamel (08-11-2012),Wishfull2012 (09-04-2012)

  3. #2
    Registered User karasmattic's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    Cary, NC
    Posts
    36
    Thanks
    4
    Thanked 3 Times in 3 Posts
    Blog Entries
    1

    Default

    Excellent List! And very true about the egg yolks- many people don't realize it actually raises GOOD cholesterol!

    Avocados for sure! Lots of fiber and healthy fat in the avocados. Mmmmmm guacamole.

    Interesting about the soy and broccoli- hadn't heard that before. I do eat both, but not in excess.
    Last edited by karasmattic; 01-24-2010 at 04:51 AM.

  4. The Following User Says Thank You to karasmattic For This Useful Post:

    sweetheart09 (01-25-2014)

  5. #3
    Registered User karasmattic's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    Cary, NC
    Posts
    36
    Thanks
    4
    Thanked 3 Times in 3 Posts
    Blog Entries
    1

    Default My List

    Adding on...! (Natural and Organic Diet, No Processed Food, ick!)



    Non-Fat Greek Yogurt- No sugar, high protein (use as sour cream or yogurt/dessert)

    Natural Bison- The leanest red meat you can eat (moderation)

    Cereal- With 5 grams of fiber or higher (Kashi, Puffins, Shredded Wheat)

    Black beans- No salt added!

    Bananas- Only a small one, or eat only half

    Granola- Not the sugary bars, but the actual granola for use on yogurt, for example, with fresh fruit

    Tree Nuts- Sunflower seeds, pistachios are my favorites and best for you. Unsalted!

  6. #4
    Registered User Lik4's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2012
    Location
    South Carolina
    Posts
    127
    Thanks
    97
    Thanked 4 Times in 4 Posts

    Default

    What site is this from? This is a great list.

  7. #5
    Registered User bigfreddy2000's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2012
    Posts
    7
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post

    Default

    Pretty much any green vegetable or fruit is good. I know my wife has pcos and is insillin resistant, so I did some research on how to balance her insillin levels, and lose weight to help get pregnant with pcos by eating better foods and these were recommended. This as well as some grains, nuts, and substituting monosaturated fat like olive oil, rather than using saturated fats, like butter....but still using sparingly. Great lists though!

  8. #6
    Proud Navy Wife Apple Blossom's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Location
    Northern Virginia
    Posts
    1,172
    Thanks
    578
    Thanked 391 Times in 323 Posts

    Default

    This is a great list! Thanks for reviving it!

    I'd add
    fish and shellfish
    beans
    quinoa
    Me 35 + DH 35 Hidden Content DS Sept '07 & DS May '13
    Dx Jan/10 + MF . Four Inject + IUI = BFNs
    Nov/10 IVF+ICSI #1 ET 2 blasts = BFN
    Jan/11 IVF+ICSI #2 ET 2 blasts = BFP & two h/bs! -8wk m/c twin angels
    Jul/11 FET #1: 2 blasts = BFP & h/b! -SCH -9wk m/c angel boy
    Dec/11 FET #2: 2 blasts = BFN
    Mar/12 IVF+ICSI+PGD #3 ET 2 blasts = BFN
    Jun/12 FET #3: 2 blasts = BFN (2 snow)

    Aug '12 natural surprise = DS born May 2, 2013


  9. #7
    Registered User mrs.cricket06's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2012
    Location
    Oklahoma
    Posts
    351
    Thanks
    517
    Thanked 173 Times in 143 Posts

    Default

    fish and shellfish r okay?

  10. #8
    Proud Navy Wife Apple Blossom's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Location
    Northern Virginia
    Posts
    1,172
    Thanks
    578
    Thanked 391 Times in 323 Posts

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by mrs.cricket06 View Post
    fish and shellfish r okay?
    Low GI Fish & Shellfish

    Cod or other white fish
    Salmon
    Crab
    Shrimp
    Tuna
    Me 35 + DH 35 Hidden Content DS Sept '07 & DS May '13
    Dx Jan/10 + MF . Four Inject + IUI = BFNs
    Nov/10 IVF+ICSI #1 ET 2 blasts = BFN
    Jan/11 IVF+ICSI #2 ET 2 blasts = BFP & two h/bs! -8wk m/c twin angels
    Jul/11 FET #1: 2 blasts = BFP & h/b! -SCH -9wk m/c angel boy
    Dec/11 FET #2: 2 blasts = BFN
    Mar/12 IVF+ICSI+PGD #3 ET 2 blasts = BFN
    Jun/12 FET #3: 2 blasts = BFN (2 snow)

    Aug '12 natural surprise = DS born May 2, 2013


  11. #9
    Registered User Amanda.M's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2012
    Posts
    9
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post

    Default

    These sound great! I also use sprouted chia seeds (great to add to breakfast smoothies with lots of fiber), hemp seeds, and some organic, grass-fed, hormone/antibiotic-free poultry or meat. If it's a good, non-commercial source, meat can be extremely beneficial to your diet; it provides GOOD cholesterol and all the essential fat soluble vitamins (A,D,E, & K) needed for health. Steriod hormones (your sex hormones, including estrogen, testosterone, progesterone, DHEA, and cortisol) are all made from the "mother" hormone, cholesterol, and are needed to make produce and keep all of your hormones in balance!

  12. The Following User Says Thank You to Amanda.M For This Useful Post:

    Wishfull2012 (09-04-2012)

  13. #10
    Registered User primajonelle's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2012
    Posts
    4
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    Default

    This is so helpful! I always have such a hard time figuring out what I can and cannot eat! Thanks ladies!

  14. #11
    Registered User JulieofDenial's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2012
    Posts
    414
    Thanks
    20
    Thanked 90 Times in 64 Posts

    Default

    Eggs or egg whites.

    I have them several times a week for breakfast. Egg whites are 100% protein with no fat. Whole eggs are higher in fat and calories, but they are full of vitamins and minerals. Whole eggs also lower 'bad cholesterol' while raising 'good cholesterol'. Both reduce appetite, and eating them for breakfast will reduce your impulse to over eat later in the day.

    Nut butters (Especially fresh, and natural sorts)

    The authors of A Patient's Guide to PCOS nuts or nut butters should be eaten with every meal because they are high in protein, and help to stabilize blood sugar. Nut butter is just as good as nuts at this so long as it doesn't have sugar added.

  15. #12
    Registered User Naenae's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2012
    Posts
    10
    Thanks
    3
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    Default

    Yummy :-) ! good list!!!

  16. #13
    Registered User Gabie20's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Location
    New Jersey
    Posts
    77
    Thanks
    55
    Thanked 32 Times in 26 Posts

    Default

    Sounds like a great list!

    Chicken and Turkey breast are good also!
    Me 29 / DH 30 Married 2006Hidden Content
    Officially TTC #1 since 2008
    Numerous Clomid Cycles & 7 IUIs 1 BFP m/c @ 8wks
    02/18/14 - IVF w/ICSI and PGD - 42 Eggs retrieved, 36 Mature, 27 Fertilized, 10
    Hidden Content after PGD.
    03/24/14- FET- 2 transfered- BFP 1st Beta 9dp5dt- 276!!! 2nd Beta 11dp5dt 672!!! 1st u/s Twins!!!!
    Hidden Content

  17. #14
    Registered User deanne09's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2012
    Location
    Wilmington, North Carolina
    Posts
    5
    Thanks
    4
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    Default

    What site is everyone getting there research from.. Ive been struggling with Pcos for years.. Been diagnosed since the age of nine.. But over the past 7 years.. I have not been able to control it. I tried ever diet plan.. Been on ever regime..I lost the weight then gain it back heavily.. If there are any suggestions that could help me.. I would be so thankfully.. Thanks...

  18. #15
    Registered User Nephanie's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2012
    Posts
    10
    Thanks
    1
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    Default

    that list is mega helpful, i need to sort my diet properly but its nice to have a list of things that are ok to eat

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •