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September 14, 2011 9:39 AM
I've only started 5 days ago, and I'm already just so bored of the food I've been eating...everytime I eat a baked chicken breast or any kind of chicken I feel like I'm going to be sick! I'm not that worried about fat, but I AM worried about dairy as I've heard it's not good for PCOS. I may be able to add it to my diet, though, as I have consistently been full even with less than my 1200 calories the last few days, so I have some calories to spare... and I'm not too worried about fat in my diet.
Any suggestions for meals would be a great help!!!!!
I need variety and I don't want to give up from being bored of my diet!

I would also like to note that where I live it is difficult to find special low-carb foods, so I'm pretty limited to mostly fresh-foods, veggies, and meats. No low-carb bread/pasta/anything available...and even if they were I would rather stay away from those things...
  10993017
September 14, 2011 9:42 AM
Have you ever been to the primal blueprint website/Mark's Daily Apple? There are tons of recipes and tips! :)
September 14, 2011 9:44 AM
There are a jillion low carb recipes online. I live overseas where there are not the low-carb ready to eat goodies available on the grocery shelves, so I cook. I have been consistently low carb (with a small vacation in July) and have lost 30 pounds without being bored. Take the time and look some things up. It's well worth it.
Edited by terrellc1 On September 14, 2011 9:44 AM
September 14, 2011 9:45 AM
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September 14, 2011 9:47 AM
I know exactly what you mean about the sick feeling - I get it when I look at dairy and some meats....I switched onto Celebrity Slim last week which is lowER carbs than usual but higher than Atkins, Dukan etc. It is working just as well and I just drink 2 shakes a day plus a third meal which is quite low carb...seems to have stopped the sicky feeling and I never have to think too much about what to eat!

You might not want to do a meal replacement diet but I think just upping your carbs by 20-50g a day might help and you should still be in ketosis.

Just a suggestion!
September 14, 2011 9:47 AM
QUOTE:

I've only started 5 days ago, and I'm already just so bored of the food I've been eating...everytime I eat a baked chicken breast or any kind of chicken I feel like I'm going to be sick! I'm not that worried about fat, but I AM worried about dairy as I've heard it's not good for PCOS. I may be able to add it to my diet, though, as I have consistently been full even with less than my 1200 calories the last few days, so I have some calories to spare... and I'm not too worried about fat in my diet.
Any suggestions for meals would be a great help!!!!!
I need variety and I don't want to give up from being bored of my diet!

I would also like to note that where I live it is difficult to find special low-carb foods, so I'm pretty limited to mostly fresh-foods, veggies, and meats. No low-carb bread/pasta/anything available...and even if they were I would rather stay away from those things...


Check Linda's low carb - do a google search as I don't have the link in front me in school................she has a ton of low carb recipes.

I am low carb former Atkins turned Primal / Paleo and I am having a blast with fresh vegetables, ginger, garlic, coconut oil, olive oil, fresh basil, oregano, etc with the fresh herbs.

When I get to work I will post a couple of great recipes for you.

I am PCOS and former diabetic so I understand what you are going through. I am fine with eating rather simple, but sometimes I like to invest into new tastes, especially where my husband is concerned.
September 14, 2011 9:48 AM
Is there a reason you feel limited to chicken? I eat a low glycemic index diet due to my PCOS and I do eat dairy, and rarely, if ever, eat chicken. (I don't like it.) I do eat lean beef, pork chops, lentils, lamb, eggs, plenty of greens, oatmeal, etc. I factor in for a banana, even though it's higher in sugar, because I can use the wake up and potassium in the morning. But a lot of the foods are pretty standard, not specialized or anything.
  7625396
September 14, 2011 10:06 AM
I am on a severely low-carb diet, and I live on lots & lots of eggs. Hard-boiled eggs, soft-boiled eggs, scrambled eggs, poached eggs, eggs benedict, eggs over easy, eggs'n'bacon, eggs'n'sausage, eggs'n'salsa, quiches, omelets, Spam'n'eggs, fried eggs... you can have omelets with mushrooms, green peppers, chopped spinach... and you can use different combinations of spices in your eggs (I like an Indian version with shredded chicken, curry and red pepper, or an Italian version with chopped sausage, basil and oregano).

One of my foods that I bake up every weekend are mini-quiches. I bake them in cupcake tins so you have little portions that you can freeze or refrigerate & then nuke 'em & eat throughout the week. Here's the recipe:
6 eggs, salsa, a box of frozen chopped spinach. Beat the eggs together (with pepper, garlic, any other spices you'd like). Split the spinach evenly among the cupcake cups, add a small scoop of salsa on top of each, & fill the rest of each cup with the egg mixture. Bake at 350-ish for 40-ish minutes (...this may vary, my oven is temperamental). They're done when a toothpick comes out cleanly.

Also, spices are key. I, too, eat grilled or baked chicken many times a week. But sometimes it's with curry & red pepper, sometimes it's with an Italian spice blend, sometimes with barbecue spices, sometimes with rosemary & dill, sometimes with taco spices, sometimes with ranch dressing mix... don't be afraid to get creative!

Also, don't rule out protein powders. Most whey-based protein powders have been processed to remove the lactose, so they should be fine for your PCOS. If you don't have stores locally, there are lots of kinds that you can order online & get delivered right to your door. Personally, I really like Syntrax Nectar, they have lots of different flavors, and they even give you the option to order sample-size packs so you can try different kinds without committing to buying a giant jar.

Finally, I second the recommendation for the Mark's Daily Apple recipes. You can also search this site for previous threads about low-carb recipes.

Good luck!
  5103101
September 15, 2011 9:10 AM
Thanks for all the advice! I've looked at Linda's cookbook and it looks AWESOME! Also downloaded the cookbook from Mark's Daily Apple which looks just as great! Gave me some great ideas. Also the egg idea is really great, I love eggs, so I really would love to incorporate it more into my diet!!! I'm also going to look into meal replacing with protein powders too because I think that would take a little bit of the stress out of deciding what to eat all the time.

For protein powders, what do you guys think is the best brand out there?
  10993017
September 15, 2011 10:57 AM
QUOTE:

Thanks for all the advice! I've looked at Linda's cookbook and it looks AWESOME! Also downloaded the cookbook from Mark's Daily Apple which looks just as great! Gave me some great ideas. Also the egg idea is really great, I love eggs, so I really would love to incorporate it more into my diet!!! I'm also going to look into meal replacing with protein powders too because I think that would take a little bit of the stress out of deciding what to eat all the time.

For protein powders, what do you guys think is the best brand out there?


If you want good quality and all natural Jay Robb protein powder is the best and the best tasting.............

http://www.jayrobb.com/

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