Have you heard that food elimination can help you if you have PCOS? I will tell you why eliminating food groups, and restricting foods can be problematic.

“Don’t eat this, it will make you feel worse… Only eat this many calories and you will lose weight… try keto, avoid x, y, and z foods and you will be fine”. YIKES! I hear this as often as you do. When patients come to me with a PCOS diagnosis, often the first thing they ask is “what should I avoid”, “should I cut x, y or z out of my diet?” I emphasize managing the symptoms and focusing on what we can add to their diet to make it more balanced and nutritious, instead of taking away. I take a look at your specific case and symptoms in order to come up with a plan. Often, people feel defeated and hopeless when they try to avoid, eliminate and restrict foods.