I think everyone's different, and everyone obviously has different insulin, progesterone and testosterone levels. Those variables can't be accounted for when talking about this and that diet.
When I exercised strenuously ie 260# squats, 100# back presses, 160# leg lifts, I became polycystic. Diet was same.
Was not classified PCOS until I was 30, prior to that I was a normal weight my whole life.
The major changes that negatively impacted me was: increased & constant stress (raises cortisol & impact testosterone due to some things i can explain if anyone wishes to know about), increased obsessive exercise (doctor says the delta force wasn't training as much as me), and inferior/less expensive eating plan which was all i could afford and which of course includED carbs.
Typical day of food combining would be approx 5 meals but really whenever hungry:
Breakfast: large apple for breakfast, alone, or whole oats w/ splenda & a little apple.
stir fry home baked turkey pieces (NOT LUNCHEON MEAT) sliced off and sauteed/stir fried with peas, onions, tons of broccoli, carrot, green pepper, mushrooms. Eat til you are full, refrig the rest.
small amount of whole brown rice + same veggies from above + tons of garlic. Should be more veggies than rice.
same as lunch
low carb or sugar free ice cream *or* berries (no sweetner needed) + whipped cream
you'll notice it is almost entirely WHOLE foods....
If i were to eliminate fruit and grain, I'd surely never be able to use the toilet. Even metamucil is a grain. Whole milk organic yogurt w/ cream is good for you too. I'd eat that with fruit and splenda for a snack.
and i have to agree with the other poster, who said if you are eliminating entire food groups out of necessity, then something else is going on, because we should all be able to process these foods in the correct quantity and correct combination. i don't have celiac disease so i don't have a problem with grains, i'd get checked for food allergies & celiac disease. also if you don't use quality grains, they often have allergenic mold spores that you can't see but may be sensitive to. i just know that my whole body goes into relief mode when i combine according to what i cited above and i digest very quickly instead of it sitting in my stomach and never being hungry and putting on weight.
hope this helps someone like me.
as far as what symptoms it relieved.... my hair grew in thicker, shinier, skin was glowing, energy, good sleep, lost weight and was called a 'blonde goddess'. got poor, couldn't eat that way, and put on a ton of edema and weight. now am trying to get it all back.
Last edited by newdawnfad : Mon, Jul-25-05 at 17:52.