Friday, October 11, 2013

Fertility Friday: Cutting out the crap

Through this process of figuring out what is or isn't affecting us not being able to get pregnant, we have seen a dozen or so doctors. One thing that they always throw out there but never really investigate is the possibilities of PCOS and pre-diabetes. Now, I would say I am of 'average' stature when it comes to weight.. of course I'm taller than average at 5' 10" but with my family history and all that wonderful stuff doctors always give me a parting...avoid refined carbs, avoid dairy, avoid soy, avoid yadda yadda yadda...

SO! In attempts to avoid the plague that is apparently eating in America we are cutting out gluten, soy (didn't really eat much to begin with..that we know of..) and refined carbohydrates. I'm still pushing the line on a lot of high glycemic index foods...but one step at a time I guess. 

With all of that being said, here is our first weeks menu:

Day one: Quinoa minestrone
Day two: Black bean tacos 
Day three: mixed green salad with hard boiled eggs
Day four: veggie burgers in lettuce wraps
Day five: Brown rice "pizza" bake
Day six: vegan sushi
Day seven: Butternut squash ravioli 

I'll let you know next week how it all goes!


  1. What - WHY have they not tested you for PCOS? That is crazy. They should have done bloodwork and an ovarian ultrasound (to check for excessive cysts). If you DID have PCOS, there are things that they can do other than diet to help control it and get you ovulating right (metformin, etc.). Either way, good luck! I was really afraid I had PCOS because my mom does and I almost never ovulated, but nope, turned out to be just dumb body trying ot be menopausal for no apparent reason.

    1. I don't know why! They have put me on metformin but as my dr. was writing out the prescription he was saying "we don't really know what this does, it won't have negative affects and maybe it'll help so just keep taking it until whenever" uhh, yea...let's work on inspiring some confidence here. We'll be seeing a Non-rexburg fertility specialist down here in the next couple months.