Living with PCOS isn’t easy, especially when you’re on the go or just want to have sweet & sugary things all the time. So how do I deal with that and what do I eat to be able to live with and cope with my PCOS symptoms?
PCOS and my blood sugar
Today was a day on the go and I knew that I had to wait awhile before I could have my lunch, so I decided on a big breakfast. Not that it keeps me from stopping eating big breakfast anyways, because I love them. The hardest thing for me at the moment is finding a balance between what I really feel like eating and what is actually good for me. What is satisfying and doesn’t get me hungry in the next 2 hours or make my blood sugar drop dramatically. I can feel pretty tired after a meal and I can feel anxious when I don’t know when I’m going to be able to eat again so then I just keep on eating to make sure that I don’t feel hungry or lightheaded. And usually eating sugary rich foods is easy, because it’s just there and kicks my blood up a little, but let’s be honest, it doesn’t get me anywhere.
Breakfast: chocolate mud cake
And either I’m just having a good day anyways as the sun is out and it feels like spring instead of winter or this blog is holding me accountable to eat healthy, but I feel really good today. As usual I start my day with warm lemon water, a glass of water and I also had a glass of water with a magnesium tablet in it. For breakfast I made a huge chocolate mug cake with a banana, cacao powder, flax seed, 1 scoop of chocolate pea protein, cinnamon, 1 egg, buckwheat meal, shredded coconut and some almond milk. As a topping I had some blueberries and tahini. This was a very delicious and satisfying meal that kept me full for literally hours, which is actually new to me.
Lunch: Tuna salad
After drinking water and a almond cappuccino at a meeting, I then had a late lunch which was a tuna salad. It was made with mixed lettuce, carrot, cucumber, pickles, mayonnaise and a can of tuna. This is one of my favourite salads and easy to bring along because I can just add the tuna when I’m having the salad. I also decided to have an apple as some form of dessert.
I’m also taking supplements twice a day to help me with my PCOS and hypothyroidism. I am taking Euthyrox for my thyroid and Metformin for my PCOS. On top of that I am also taking chromium, probiotics, fish oil, adrenaline booster, thyrobalance by Metagenics, Meta B complex and zinc daily. I also take magnesium, B12 and Vitamine D whenever I need it, usually when my muscles are sore, I am feeling really tired and when the weather is cloudy.
Dinner: Veggie stir-fry with rice noodles
I went out for dinner with friends and we went to a Chinese restaurant. I thought Asian food would be ideal for me. Unfortunately there were just a few options :(. Even though I didn’t feel like eating this meal, it was actually pretty good. It was stir fried rice noodles with veggies and sesame seeds. So yes, it can be quite challenging to eat out when dealing with PCOS and gluten and dairy intolerances, but when you announce it, the staff is always happy to accommodate for you. Or at least here in Australia. Usually I check the menu before going somewhere, this restaurant was a lucky guess and even here they ended up serving me a nice meal. Stick up for yourself and choose food that make you feel good.