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Moderate carbs and sugar in pcos?

mita271mita271 Member Posts: 262 Member Member Posts: 262 Member

Hi there after seeing my doctor she recommended me to seriously moderate carbs and sugar due to my pcos im also on metformin
Been struggling with weight and low energy for so long now
Any of you have any stories to share ?
Thx
edited January 13

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  • 4legsRbetterthan24legsRbetterthan2 Member, MFP Moderator, Greeter, Premium Posts: 18,544 MFP Moderator Member, MFP Moderator, Greeter, Premium Posts: 18,544 MFP Moderator
    I don't personally have experience, but this is a great group if you are lowering carbs:

    http://community.myfitnesspal.com/en/group/394-low-carber-daily-forum-the-lcd-group

    And it looks like this group has gotten pretty quiet, but it might be nice to see if it can get revived and be a place for those struggling with PCOS to easily connect. There may be a plethora of information in some of the older threads as well, even if they aren't currently active.

    http://community.myfitnesspal.com/en/group/394-low-carber-daily-forum-the-lcd-group

    ~best wishes on your journey
  • mita271mita271 Member Posts: 262 Member Member Posts: 262 Member
    I don't personally have experience, but this is a great group if you are lowering carbs:

    http://community.myfitnesspal.com/en/group/394-low-carber-daily-forum-the-lcd-group

    And it looks like this group has gotten pretty quiet, but it might be nice to see if it can get revived and be a place for those struggling with PCOS to easily connect. There may be a plethora of information in some of the older threads as well, even if they aren't currently active.

    http://community.myfitnesspal.com/en/group/394-low-carber-daily-forum-the-lcd-group

    ~best wishes on your journey

    Thanks !

  • Kandisn29Kandisn29 Member Posts: 83 Member Member Posts: 83 Member
    I actually do have experience with this. I was diagnosed with PCOS and insulin resistance at 18. Learning about the effects of sugar and carbs in my body changed my life. Sugary drinks was a constant for me while I was a teenager, and I had a major sweet tooth. I quit sodas and sweet tea, went low sugar and low carb (I only quit white bread and pasta, I still ate wheat), learning to love fruits and vegetables, I completely reversed my PCOS by diet alone. I also lost like 50 pounds in less than a year without much effort and my energy absolutely skyrocketed. Now I’m 35, I have 3 children and my weight has fluctuated with babies and overeating, but it still remains imperative that I control my sugar intake for my health. I can feel my energy levels start to tank when I over-indulge in sugar! Feel free to friend me!
  • mita271mita271 Member Posts: 262 Member Member Posts: 262 Member
    Kandisn29 wrote: »
    I actually do have experience with this. I was diagnosed with PCOS and insulin resistance at 18. Learning about the effects of sugar and carbs in my body changed my life. Sugary drinks was a constant for me while I was a teenager, and I had a major sweet tooth. I quit sodas and sweet tea, went low sugar and low carb (I only quit white bread and pasta, I still ate wheat), learning to love fruits and vegetables, I completely reversed my PCOS by diet alone. I also lost like 50 pounds in less than a year without much effort and my energy absolutely skyrocketed. Now I’m 35, I have 3 children and my weight has fluctuated with babies and overeating, but it still remains imperative that I control my sugar intake for my health. I can feel my energy levels start to tank when I over-indulge in sugar! Feel free to friend me!
    Thanks I will !

  • mita271mita271 Member Posts: 262 Member Member Posts: 262 Member
  • callritercallriter Member, Premium Posts: 73 Member Member, Premium Posts: 73 Member
    I have type 2 diabetes which I had very well under control until Covid hit and I became an eating and drinking machine. Out of shear boredom my wife started baking, I started eating bread again, truth be told I was not doing what had worked for me in the past.

    Time to pay the piper as they say happened on November 30th when I had my full blood work done for my virtual doctor visit. A1c was over 11 and my fasting blood sugar was over 300!

    To make a short story long, I came back to MFP, started logging and cut out sugar and bread and pasta and within only one and a half months my A1c was down 4 percentage points and I've lost 20 pounds just with those simple changes.

    Yes, it can be done!
  • scarlett_kscarlett_k Member Posts: 594 Member Member Posts: 594 Member
    I have PCOS and have had no need to restrict carbs and sugar. Presumably you should do so for whatever reason you need Metformin.
  • callritercallriter Member, Premium Posts: 73 Member Member, Premium Posts: 73 Member
    Wow, I feel dumb - I had no idea what PCOS was until I just googled it. Sorry I butted in.
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