How should I eat?
Quit eating like an average American and you should be fine. Really. There’s been research pointing out that High Fructose Corn Syrup and sugar of any kind actually affects your hormone levels, and for women with PCOS, it’s bad news. Cut out the HFCS and reduce the sugar. Eat fruits and vegetables. No corn chips, no 100-calorie packs, no soda.
Poor eating is just as bad as smoking–they both will only make you sicker.
With that said, I do treat myself to a Coca-Cola on a hot summer day when I’m out with family—but I don’t miss soda. Mostly, when I want a Coke or something similar, it’s usually a nostalgia thing.
Cutting out these things is my best beauty secret.
Update October 2011
All these years later since posting this site up and the biggest issue I still see with women hasn’t changed. It is diet. They are dishonest with themselves about their eating habits. You MUST work on your diet to appropriately manage your PCOS. I’d like to suggest purchasing or checking out from your library a copy of Balance Your Hormones, Balance Your Life by Dr. Claudia Welch. This book has been the most impactful ‘PCOS’ book I’ve ever read.