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What ratio of Protein/carbs/fat for weightloss with PCOS?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created May 04, 2013 at 5:25 PM

I am a serial dieter who has recently discovered Paleo and I would love if this could be the answer for me.

  • 220lbs 5 ft 8ins with PCOS. I take metformin and Krill oil.

I'm using myfitnesspal to track amounts each day and used the custom settings to input calorie amounts based on a ratio I found somewhere on here but I seem to overdo the fat each day and have lots of protein left.

I'm wondering if the ratio I'm using is wrong or if I need to alter what I'm eating even more.

The current amounts I have each day are as follows;

1,200 calories 45 carbs 67 fat 105 protein

Could anyone advise either on a better ratio for me or on sources of protein without carbs or fat.

No point in "eating until full" as my self control is shot so I need numbers please!

Thanks!

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on July 26, 2013
at 07:53 PM

What is your activity level? 1200 kcal per day for an extended period will drastically reduce your metabolism.

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on June 11, 2013
at 05:55 PM

Does cutting down on the carbs help or make you feel blah with the Metformin? I was just curious, my doctor wrongly put me on that stuff and I've been off of it ever sense and felt wonderful just eating great. My sugar is normal now, as well.

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on May 05, 2013
at 07:41 AM

Thank you. I have dialled the fat setting up to 65% which leaves carbs at 15% and protein at 20%. I have no problem eating the foods you mention above, I just couldn't make the numbers fit! I guess I will always be a tiny bit over or under on something when I am trying to keep 4 figures in line (cals, p,c and f) but I knew that the gap on protein wasn't right.

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on May 05, 2013
at 02:30 AM

Fats should be at least 65% of calories, adjust the protein a little and the carbs to get there. Good fats are animal fats, fatty fish, olive oil, and coconut. Eat avocado, and small amounts of nuts. Egg yolks are a good source of fat, butter, ghee, and high fat dairy if you do dairy.

Eating more fat will help control your appetite, so you may find that you can appreciate satiety again. O

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on May 05, 2013
at 07:41 AM

Thank you. I have dialled the fat setting up to 65% which leaves carbs at 15% and protein at 20%. I have no problem eating the foods you mention above, I just couldn't make the numbers fit! I guess I will always be a tiny bit over or under on something when I am trying to keep 4 figures in line (cals, p,c and f) but I knew that the gap on protein wasn't right.

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on July 26, 2013
at 07:39 PM

I would suggest dropping the calorie track and start measuring your food instead. I do 6-8 oz of protein per meal. I add fat and vegetables on top of it and really you can pretty much eat all you want of the veg. I have read that women with PCOS should limit their fat intake a little more then typical people who do Paleo but don't limit it too much or you will feel constantly hungry.

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on June 27, 2013
at 09:10 AM

When I first started, and was dealing with a recent PCOS diagnosis, I consciously decided not to limit calories. PCOS is at its core likely a disease of deficiencies, and I wanted to fill in the gaps and then work from there.

I refused to be hungry, and I still lost 30 lbs. in 4 months. Almost every day I had an 8-10 oz. steak for breakfast, and a bunch of kale sauteed in the leftover juices with butter. I'm not sure where my caloric intake topped out, but I'm guessing I was close to 800-1000 calories per meal, but I was only hungry enough to eat twice a day that way most days, so 2000ish.

You might not have to restrict as much as you think you do when you start to take on board the nutrients that are conducive to better hormonal regulation.

I would usually end up 50-65% fat, 15-30% protein, and 5-20% carbohydrate.

If you are trying to lose weight make sure you are replete on magnesium and sulfur too (Epsom salt baths are a good way to get those two in tandem). In foods eggs, onions, garlic, and red meat are good sources of sulfur. Fish, seaweed, leafy greens, and dark chocolate are good for magnesium.

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