As you may or may not know, a year ago I started following the Low Amylose diet that I heard about from Christina over at Subfertile Frugalista. Her doctor swore by it for PCOS patients, and it worked for her. You can follow her blog or vlogs for more information about her infertility journey. In a nutshell, after trying for two years to get pregnant, she tried the diet (and metformin) and ended up getting pregnant fairly quickly. Her first pregnancy did end in a miscarriage, but the next cycle she got pregnant with her now 1.5 year old daughter. She recently suffered another miscarriage, but she's back to trying again.
I tried the diet for I think two months but stopped when we were moving and I had finals. A little over a month later we had our miscarriage. Although we didn't know we were pregnant at the time, this was the first time we had ever got pregnant in the 7 years of TTC.
I started back on the Low Amylose diet in Jan, but stopped due to other medical problems I was having at the end of Feb. I plan on getting my eating habits back under control soon, though. Unfortunately, due to one of the medications I am currently on and will have to take for two months, I can not TTC until probably the end of the summer or early Fall. This sucks, but there is not much I can do about it.
For those of you who have PCOS and want to give the diet a try (please consult your dr first!) here is the basics of the diet:
Avoid all simple sugars.
Avoid vegetables that grown underground (exceptions for garlic and onions)
Avoid wheat, rice, rye, barely, and oats
Avoid foods enriched with maltodextrins or corn syrup.
Do eat at least 6 oz of protein every day.
Do eat at least 3 servings of above ground veggies and fruit every day.
Milk and butter are OK.
Eggs, bacon, sausage, fruit, smoothies (sugar free!), cheese
Salad (minus crouton), chicken salad, tuna salad, egg salad, soup, fruit
meat, veggies, soup, fruit
This diet doesn't seem to be easy at first glance, but with a little preparation and planning, it's very easy to stick to.
For breakfast ideas, click here.
For lunch ideas, click here.
For dinner ideas, click here.
And for all of my posts about the low amylose diet you can click here.
If you have any questions about the low amylose diet, please feel free to email me.
Starting next week, I will start back to posting weekly recipes and such.