This blog post is not medical advice. I am simply sharing what has worked for me with managing PCOS with diet. I suggest reaching out to a Functional Medicine doctor if you have questions or concerns.
Insulin resistance is often seen in women with PCOS and even people with Alzheimer’s. Alzheimer’s has been nicknamed to type three diabetes because our metabolic health greatly impacts brain health. Our blood sugar affects everything!!! When I was first diagnosed with PCOS my doctor immediately wanted to put me on either hormonal birth control or metformin.
Managing PCOS with diet and lifestyle:
- My PCOS diet-Instead of going down the medication route I dove deep into my diet. I focused on blood sugar balancing foods-good quality protein, tons of veggies, good quality fats like avocado and EVOO, and low glycemic fruits like berries.
- As I adopted this way of eating I started realizing my periods were no longer painful and more regular. I no longer get terrible PMS.
- This past week I started using Levels continuous blood sugar monitor patch (the thing on my arm) to dive even deeper into figuring out how different foods affect my blood sugar and how I feel when I notice those blood sugar changes.
- So far I’ve noticed the quality of my food matters (shocker) Eating a bun-less burger over greens at a restaurant vs eating a grass fed organic one at home affects my blood sugar differently.
- Eating fruit alone doesn’t work well for my body. I have to combine it with a healthy fat like avocado or nuts in order not to see a crazy spike in my blood sugar.
- So excited to continue to wear the patch and monitor my blood sugar for the next month.
- Continue to follow along on instagram for updates.