Diet Frustrations *edited*
Last night I got a craving for some garlic bread so the husband and I went out and braved the first flurries that were starting to fall so we could have some with dinner. We were bad in that we ate way too much of it and because of that I got really tired and could not stay awake. I could not even stay awake to watch Lost. I know I ate way too many carbs and that is why I fell asleep. I have also noticed that when I snack on carbs I get sleepy as well. Not even a huge amount, but more than a regular serving.
Last night scared me a little. Like I could not stay awake. I did some googling and I didn’t have most of the side effects of hypoglycemia – hunger, sweating – but I did have some issues standing up because I felt like I was so tired I could not stay awake anymore. I do get hypoglycemia normally when I don’t eat enough or late on missing a meal but nothing to do with being sleepy. No more eating that much bread for me. However, it got me to thinking. I know that a lot of PCOS’ers are on a low carb diet and that studies have found that it is easier to get pregnant when following such a diet. I wonder if all my high carb eating is affecting my fertility.
The only issue though is my IBS. Because of my dumb IBS I can’t eat stuff with a lot of fiber. So many things bother my stomach including salads and a lot of veggies. I can only eat very small amounts of it. That is partly why I eat a lot of carbs – it is something I can eat. Dairy, spicy, greasy, fatty, fibery foods bother me but I can eat carbs so I eat them. So this is my frustration. I am wondering if all the carbs are causing infertility issues, but I can’t eat a lot of the foods your supposed to eat on a low gi diet. I guess I will have to find somewhere in the middle with lower carbs and the vegetables I can eat. Sounds like I will be eating a lot of the same foods over and over and it will be harder for me then most. I am going to go talk to my mom who is a nutritionist. She should hopefully be able to help.
Just had a conversation with my mom and we both agreed to put me on a modified low gi (glycemic index) diet. I can’t do all the fiber and stuff that normal people could but I’m going to change my high carb white stuff for more lower gi stuff like white pasta to wheat pasta or white rice to basmati. I’m also going to try to decrease the serving sizes of carbs I eat, have more protein, and eat the vegetables I can eat. Hopefully this will help me with eating healthier, having less carb fog, and more of a chance with pregnancy. I hope it’s not horrible to transition into. Oh and I found out I am most probably IR.
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