>I am officially starting on January 5th. Why you ask? Because that’s the day I start my Weight Watcher tracker and I want to keep both of them in sync. Plus, it’ll give me time to plan out what I am going to do and read into more of this book on the PCOS diet plan. They don’t use the word diet as in “I’m on the new Twinkie Diet” (YES that was REALLY a diet!) it’s more as in your lifestyle, and that’s really what I have to do. I have to change my lifestyle around if I want to lose weight, be healthier, and reduce the symptoms of the PCOS.
So far in the book, I’m learning a lot about what they know about this syndrome. I’m still reading the section that talks about what PCOS really is and what history they have on it, what it does to your body, what insulin resistance does to your body, etc. It’s a good refresher for me because I tend to stop thinking about the fact that I even have PCOS and get into the fact that I can eat like everyone else when I can’t.
I can’t (and shouldn’t) completely cut out carbohydrates (say that 5 times fast!), but I need to eat the right type of carbohydrates as well as lean meats, fruits, and vegetables, etc. Which we all should be doing anyway, but it’s especially vital for me.
It’s funny that I am finding things in this book that I didn’t realize related to the PCOS for instance, they mention “common complaints related to insulin resistance” which include fluctuations in energy level, frequent hunger, not feeling full for long, constantly craving sweets and refined carbohydrates, irritability from going to long without food (that is DEFINITELY me!), and severe intolerance to low-calorie diets, particularly ones severely limited in carbohydrates. That last one really made me feel better because I thought that I was just never going to get it with Weight Watchers. I always felt deprived and wondered why so many people were doing well on the WW plan and I wasn’t, and I wasn’t.
So my plan is to read more of this book and get some notes for things I know I want to do and things I need to remember and that will hopefully help keep me motivated to lose weight and get healthy again.