Reply Hey Mom! Learn more about the Gerber Life Insurance Grow-Up Plan!
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 10-31-2012, 08:55 AM   #21
Hope4More's Avatar
Hope4More
Registered Users
seller
seller
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: In the land of Crazy
Posts: 5,150
My Mood:
Quote:
Originally Posted by kushie tushie
I have PCOS but havent been posting in the daily chat thread.

I just wanted to add that mamas who are looking for a natural way to try and regulate things should look in to a Gluten free diet.
I got pregnant 2 weeks after going gluten free this time. That was while BFing and only having had 1 pp AF (about 2 1/2 months before I got pregnant). You can find a lot of info online about Gluten Free Diets for PCOS. Now that I'm pregnant again I havent been following it much but will again after I have the baby.
Good luck!

Amanda . Blaming my phone for typos and crap.
Gluten free scares me! It's in so much stuff? What is your typical day meal plan look like? Like, what are you eating today?

Advertisement

__________________
Wife, WAHM, born-again Christian, proud mommy to my loving, energetic son (4) and blessed, miracle daughter
God gave us our RAINBOW baby !
I WILL WARRIOR ON... This mama misses her three baby angels (10.19) (1.29) (4.18)
I have given my cross to Jesus, who has a special talent for overcoming them, even if it means giving His own life...
Hope4More is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-31-2012, 08:59 AM   #22
Zookeeper's Avatar
Zookeeper
Registered Users
seller
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Las Vegas, NV
Posts: 645
My Mood:
Quote:
Originally Posted by Hope4More

Gluten free scares me! It's in so much stuff? What is your typical day meal plan look like? Like, what are you eating today?
^this!!
__________________
Rachel + {J} 10.14.06= {Q} 08.09 and {T} 05.11
~We have a secret in our culture, and it's not that birth is painful. It's that women are strong.~ Laura Stavoe Harm
Zookeeper is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 10-31-2012, 09:05 AM   #23
slyeates's Avatar
slyeates
Registered Users
seller
seller
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Houston, TX
Posts: 1,672
My Mood:
Quote:
Originally Posted by Zookeeper
Ooh ooh!!! I'm going to start it this weekend!!!!! Can we be cleanse buddies?? I am aiming for 3 weeks, but my midwife said if I can only make 2 that will still be a good jump start.
YES!! i totally need some accountability!! I am aiming at 3 weeks also. Did you buy the book or are you just going vegan and drinking the ACV?
__________________
Sarah, Wife to Jeremy, Mama to Aiden 5/08 Cora 1/12 and Sophie 4/14
Heirloom Quilts, T-shirt Quilts, Custom Quilts, Aprons
slyeates is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-31-2012, 09:10 AM   #24
slyeates's Avatar
slyeates
Registered Users
seller
seller
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Houston, TX
Posts: 1,672
My Mood:
Quote:
Originally Posted by kushie tushie
I have PCOS but havent been posting in the daily chat thread.

I just wanted to add that mamas who are looking for a natural way to try and regulate things should look in to a Gluten free diet.
I got pregnant 2 weeks after going gluten free this time. That was while BFing and only having had 1 pp AF (about 2 1/2 months before I got pregnant). You can find a lot of info online about Gluten Free Diets for PCOS. Now that I'm pregnant again I havent been following it much but will again after I have the baby.
Good luck!

Amanda . Blaming my phone for typos and crap.
NAK

I am bfing and ttc. I havent had a ppaf yet though. I have gone gluten free before, and now that you mention it, it was around the time i got preg with dd. I also went on metformin at that same time so i thought that was why.

Whole fam went GF for my son, we were doing an elimination diet at that time.

Interesting...
__________________
Sarah, Wife to Jeremy, Mama to Aiden 5/08 Cora 1/12 and Sophie 4/14
Heirloom Quilts, T-shirt Quilts, Custom Quilts, Aprons
slyeates is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-31-2012, 09:59 AM   #25
anrmom21's Avatar
anrmom21
Senior Moderator
sitesupporter
seller
seller
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Sweet Home Alabama
Posts: 1,660
My Mood:
Quick question. I have not been diagnosed with PCOS yet. I am going to the doctor today to have bloodwork done to determine if I have it or not. What tests should I ask for other than bloodworm?

Sent from my DROID2 GLOBAL using DS Forum
anrmom21 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-31-2012, 10:34 AM   #26
kushie tushie
No Longer Here
 
Join Date: May 2010
Posts: 7,777
My Mood:
Quote:
Originally Posted by Hope4More

Gluten free scares me! It's in so much stuff? What is your typical day meal plan look like? Like, what are you eating today?
Gluten free scared me at first too. Once I decided that its what I wanted to do it was easier. Of course you still have trouble getting used to but there are so many options that it really does make it easier.

Restaurants almost always have a gluten free menu and there are so many alternatives at the grocery store.

Gluten is a highly inflammatory food. PCOS is only worsened by inflammatory foods.

A typical day looks like this (with multiple options):
Breakfast
- eggs, yogurt, fresh fruit or fruit smoothie
- eggs , yogurt, gluten free bread for toast
- gluten free cereal (I always keep some at home so I have options)

Lunch
- tuna salad
- chicken salad, corn chips to dip in salad, cottage cheese
- soup and salad
- gluten free breads for sandwiches
- leftovers

Dinner
- you can seriously find 1000s of gluten free recipes online.
- curried lentils and rice
- most Mexican recipes can be done with corn chips/tortillas
- any meal with substitutes for gluten (you could do: rice, potatoes, quinoa)

I lost like 5 lbs unintentionally when going gluten free. I'm a very petite women but I always have some chub around my stomach. It seriously melted off. I felt better and had more energy. There is gluten free waffles, breads, bagels, pasta... Seriously, nearly everything has some substitute. Research it online. Once I realize how bad gluten was for women with PCOS I wanted to make the change.
kushie tushie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-31-2012, 11:05 AM   #27
slyeates's Avatar
slyeates
Registered Users
seller
seller
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Houston, TX
Posts: 1,672
My Mood:
Quote:
Originally Posted by am_ryan21
Quick question. I have not been diagnosed with PCOS yet. I am going to the doctor today to have bloodwork done to determine if I have it or not. What tests should I ask for other than bloodworm?

Sent from my DROID2 GLOBAL using DS Forum
Make sure they check your thyroid levels also. Many women with PCOS also have hypothyroidism.

My doctor basically just diagnosed me by symptoms only. I do not actually have cysts on my ovaries.

Good luck at the doctor today and let us know how it goes!
__________________
Sarah, Wife to Jeremy, Mama to Aiden 5/08 Cora 1/12 and Sophie 4/14
Heirloom Quilts, T-shirt Quilts, Custom Quilts, Aprons
slyeates is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-31-2012, 11:05 AM   #28
slyeates's Avatar
slyeates
Registered Users
seller
seller
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Houston, TX
Posts: 1,672
My Mood:
Quote:
Originally Posted by kushie tushie

Gluten free scared me at first too. Once I decided that its what I wanted to do it was easier. Of course you still have trouble getting used to but there are so many options that it really does make it easier.

Restaurants almost always have a gluten free menu and there are so many alternatives at the grocery store.

Gluten is a highly inflammatory food. PCOS is only worsened by inflammatory foods.

A typical day looks like this (with multiple options):
Breakfast
- eggs, yogurt, fresh fruit or fruit smoothie
- eggs , yogurt, gluten free bread for toast
- gluten free cereal (I always keep some at home so I have options)

Lunch
- tuna salad
- chicken salad, corn chips to dip in salad, cottage cheese
- soup and salad
- gluten free breads for sandwiches
- leftovers

Dinner
- you can seriously find 1000s of gluten free recipes online.
- curried lentils and rice
- most Mexican recipes can be done with corn chips/tortillas
- any meal with substitutes for gluten (you could do: rice, potatoes, quinoa)

I lost like 5 lbs unintentionally when going gluten free. I'm a very petite women but I always have some chub around my stomach. It seriously melted off. I felt better and had more energy. There is gluten free waffles, breads, bagels, pasta... Seriously, nearly everything has some substitute. Research it online. Once I realize how bad gluten was for women with PCOS I wanted to make the change.
Girl you're making me hungry!
__________________
Sarah, Wife to Jeremy, Mama to Aiden 5/08 Cora 1/12 and Sophie 4/14
Heirloom Quilts, T-shirt Quilts, Custom Quilts, Aprons
slyeates is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-31-2012, 11:08 AM   #29
kushie tushie
No Longer Here
 
Join Date: May 2010
Posts: 7,777
My Mood:
Quote:
Originally Posted by slyeates

Girl you're making me hungry!
See you can still eat good even being gluten free!

Amanda . Blaming my phone for typos and crap.
kushie tushie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-31-2012, 01:40 PM   #30
Zookeeper's Avatar
Zookeeper
Registered Users
seller
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Las Vegas, NV
Posts: 645
My Mood:
Quote:
Originally Posted by slyeates

YES!! i totally need some accountability!! I am aiming at 3 weeks also. Did you buy the book or are you just going vegan and drinking the ACV?
Woohoo! I am going to buy the ebook tomorrow. MW has me going no grains for the cleanse so even straight vegan won't cover all of it. I don't mind the ACV...I'm weird that way, I really like vinegar
__________________
Rachel + {J} 10.14.06= {Q} 08.09 and {T} 05.11
~We have a secret in our culture, and it's not that birth is painful. It's that women are strong.~ Laura Stavoe Harm
Zookeeper is online now   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Copyright 2005 - 2014 Escalate Media. All Rights Reserved.