PCOS-Friendly Food Suggestions
|Healthy PCOS Snack Attack|
|Sample PCOS-Friendly Menus|
|PCOS Meal Assessment Worksheet|
|PCOS Fitness Plan Worksheets|
|The CYWH PCOS Resource Book|
|Additional PCOS Resources|
You'll stay fuller longer, have an easier time keeping your weight healthy, and have better control of your insulin levels if you include some protein, carbohydrate (preferably high-fiber), and fat at each meal and snack.
The table below lists some foods that are good sources of protein, carbohydrates, and fat. Remember to pick high–fiber carbohydrates (such as whole wheat bread or vegetables) instead of sugary of refined carbs. Try to choose mostly plant–based proteins and unsaturated fats.
Take a look at the Sample PCOS-Friendly Menus to get some ideas, and then plan your own menu using the foods from the table below. Include an item from each column at all of your meals and snacks. After you've planned your menu, make a shopping list of the foods you will need to help you eat a balanced diet.
(High fiber when possible)
(Choose mostly unsaturated)
|*These foods are a source of more than one of the three nutrients (protein, carbs, or fat) but are listed in the one category which they're the best source of|
(>5 grams fiber per serving)
|Canola or Vegetable Oil|
||Creamy Salad Dressing|
(>10 grams protein per bar)
||Oil–Based Salad Dressing|
|Peanut and Nut Butters*||Vegetables||Olive Oil
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