This is for the benefit of everyone who has been asking me suggestions on a PCOD diet plan. Rather than following a strict diet I’m a believer of sustainable diet. PCOD is a lifestyle disorder and the logical cure is to embrace a healthy lifestyle and follow it incessantly. I’m not a doctor or dietician and what worked out for me might not work out for you. This is a routine I created for myself based on my likes and dislikes. This has resulted in gradual weight loss and overall well-being as well, so I continue to do it till date.
Start your morning by drinking methi (Fenugreek seeds) water. Soak a handful of methi seeds in a bottle of water overnight. Drink it as soon as you wake up. One litre is recommended. Methi water is bitter. So you could start with a glass and gradually increase the quantity.
Try to include lots of fruits and vegetables in your diet. I find sprouts and salads boring. Eat homely food cooked with all Indian spices, masalas and locally available vegetables, as much as possible. Try to eat atleast one fruit per day.
Please eat your carbs. Red rice, roti, breads. It is mentally and physically taxing to avoid carbohydrates from your diet entirely. Eating in moderation will do no harm.
Drink 3l of water during the day (from 6am to 6pm).
1 hour of cardio activity every morning is recommended. The more you sweat the better.
Try to finish your dinner by 7pm. I eat boiled green gram sauteed in Indian masalas for dinner. This also means that you go to sleep early before you feel hungry again. I wrap up my day around 9.30- 10pm tops.
Bonus tip: If you have a problem to solve, first step is to get to know more about it. Read as much as you can. Books, internet, videos, plenty of information is available online and offline. I have read, “The Great Indian Diet” by Shilpa Shetty Kundra and “The PCOD Thyroid Book” by Rujuta Diwekar couple of times. In fact, I keep going back to them if I have a hunch of relapse.