A phenomenon has occurred!
In my desperate attempt to conquer Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS), I would resort to many things for regulation of my menstrual cycle. I switched to whole grains, added supplements, and eliminate meats from my diet. I even consulted a physician who prescribed birth control pills while I was planning for pregnancy!
I thought vegetarianism was working for my cycle regulation and blamed my lack of a cycle on the fast food that I had once or twice that month. Mass produced meat was only half to blame. One factor that I did not take into account (and maybe it was because I refused to see it or simply was not aware that it played that big of a role) was my sugar intake. There has been research that states a woman’s sugar level in her body could play a role in having PCOS. I just simply shrugged it off and thought more whole grains!
As a sugar addict, I refuse to give up my chocolate bars and ice cream. Even my attempt with the 17 day diet was an utter fail during my PMS phase.
Recently, my husband and I had the honor of his daughters’ seven week visit this summer. An honor that we look forward to every year, and one that takes a toll on our pocket book when these girls are in their growth spurts. As it is, our youngest became a woman and both girls grew out of their clothes and shoes by the end of their visit. Due to the strenuous pains in our wallets, we had to buy cheap and ration out the food. That meant very little snack items, including my sugary sweets. It also meant that we were back to eating meat; hot dogs, hamburgers, and bologna. Yep! All processed meats and much cheaper to feed a household of four than vegetarian meals.
So, if I was back to eating meat, then why am I cycling regularly now? The answer was the major reduction with my sugar intake. It’s been a week since our sad good-byes to our beautiful darlings, and I still cycled this month.
Is it that easy? Just cut out the sugar all together and then I will be able to get pregnant? Can I do that?
I seriously need to find a new addiction!