(Augusta, Ga, USA)
Hi Misty! I found your website last eve.
Sounds very interesting as I too believe the wrong foods have been and are being consumed.
I have a hypothyroid (right now on .175 synthoird/5mg cytomel), PCOS (I'm sure you are aware of the MANY issued/problems associated w/ this disease), degenerative disk disease, stenosis, neuralgia (head pain 24/7 in one spot-back right side of head), painfully and thankfully had my gall bladder removed at Easter (18 stones, gangrenes, inflammed) & other issues.
All I have ever gotten from my many doctors over the years is lose weight and you'll be fine.
I was doing an hour a day on the treadmill b4 back surgery in 2002, ate so well I was so sick of it (mainly b/c of the counting) but learned to deal.
Told the neurologist and he had said "no you don't". He said there was no way with my weight (even less then) that I was eating like I said I was or walking that much. He asked how did I even know the amt of calories I was burning. UGH! I said the treadmill reads out your calories, etc. He just kept telling me that I don't walk that much or eat right b/c if I did I wouldn't be as I am. I am thankful he has retired.
Still from my docs that undiagnosed pocs is "you are in a catch 22 w/ a hypothyroid & PCOS", and "eat less fat, eat more veg/fruit". Then told to "watch out for the fruits" and eat basically skinless boneless chicken (which is not bad as I like chicken breasts). Skip steak, etc.
I was informed to take Vit D as it was on the low side & also eat more salt b/c my sodium levels were 3 pts below minimum. Not difficult, I love salt.
The PCOS newsletter I receive gave several things to help the patient so I take Biotin (2 help w/ hair loss) and L-Carnitine to help w/ testosterone levels (I think this is the one that helps w/ that).
In total I take about 8 meds + the above supplements. I can get away w/ not taking about 2-3 as they are for muscle/sleep. But I do have to take sleeping pills often, and even then can't sleep. Mostly due to some form of pain.
But my main concern is weight right now as it makes me feel terrible all over. I can't do much that I used to. (Knee surgery in 2007)
So basically is your plan a really good way of 'dieting'/eating for PCOS. NOTHING works. NOTHING.
I am so tired. Very tired of dealing with it. And I have always been scared of fats/butter(which was always a NO NO).
I always hit a plateau every week.
Thanks in advance