PCOS diet


This is not a diet I came up with - I want to be clear about that. This diet is a 'no processed foods' diet which promises greater health long-term; weight loss happens to be a perk. It does make some demands on you, not necessarily in portion restriction (although some meals are), but more in the meals and foods that are prepared and eaten. It will challenge you to think about many foods in many different ways and to learn more about what actually goes into those pre-packaged, so-called 'healthy' things that people buy every day.

The diet is based on foods that are recommended, foods that are allowed in moderation (unless you are overweight), and foods that are discouraged and/or not allowed. Even these can be had as a rare treat from time to time.

I am not at liberty to give any nutritional details or menus, as it would surely be an infringement of copyright. The book is downloadable or available as a hardback copy from the site below:


As with any diet, the transition to healthier eating can be difficult for those who are used to eating a certain way. The long-term benefits, however - not just weight loss and improved PCOS symptoms, but also improved mood, better skin, more energy, even better sex, and many others - FAR outweigh any extra work you will have to do planning and preparing the meals.

(melmillane's food tips)

 Foods you can have

Breads, Grains, Cereals, Pasta, Rice
Meat and Fish
Fruit and Fruit Juices
Vegetables and Legumes (e.g. Beans)
Dairy Products - Milk, Cheese, etc
Eggs and Egg Substitutes
Nuts and Seeds
Fats and Oils
Herbs, Spices, Sauces
Others, Snacks, Sweets, etc

Not OK

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 How To Follow PCOS diet:

Firstly, be willing to give your diet an overhaul. Many things that you think are healthy for you may be harming you.

Secondly, be prepared to do the work. Nothing worth having comes free.

Thirdly, remember to exercise. You can lose weight without it, but it will be twice as fast if you keep exercising, and the added health benefits are immeasurable.
  by member melmillane
member since: 10 Feb 07

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Iced Green Tea
A delicious refreshing summer drink.
cals: 12kcal | fat: 0.00g | carbs: 2.73g | prot: 0.05g
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Creamy Parmesan Sauce
A terrific tasting sauce.
cals: 168kcal | fat: 10.10g | carbs: 5.01g | prot: 13.87g
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melmillane's top tips

1.Be prepared ahead of time - plan your meals & shopping accordingly
2.Don't use this if you don't have time to cook - there are no easy fixes here
3.If you're struggling to begin with, make sure you eat the recommended snacks
4.Buy the book - "The Natural Diet Solution for PCOS and Infertility" by Nancy Dunne & Bill Slater. All the real science and menus are in there.

About / History

Again - not my diet - see http://www.ovarian-cysts-pcos.... for more details.

  Why choose "PCOS diet"?
 Promotes long term weight loss
 Maintain your goal weight
 A healthy living alternative
 A body "detox"
 Teaches sustainable weight loss skills
 Improves mood and outlook
 Reduces the risks of diet-related diseases
 A roadmap for a healthier lifestyle

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