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Diet Chart For Pcod

About Diet Chart Do's And Dont's Food Items You Can Easily Consume



'Polycystic ovary syndrome', is a problem in which a woman's hormones are out of balance. It can cause problems with your periods and make it difficult to get pregnant. PCOS also may cause unwanted changes in the way you look. If it isn't treated, over time it can lead to serious health problems, such as diabetes and heart disease. Most women with PCOS grow many small cysts on their ovaries. That is why it is called polycystic ovary syndrome. Early diagnosis and treatment can help control the symptoms and prevent long-term problems.Changing the way you eat can help you manage the symptoms much better.

Symptoms are aggravated by consumption of certain types of foods so staying away from refined flour, sugar, dairy products and carbohydrates help to greatly reduce insulin imbalance and associated symptom occurrence. Replacing such foods with raw fruits, green leafy vegetables and foods with a low glycemic index help to maintain the nutrition value and also aids weight loss. Foods that have a high GI result in a quick rise in blood sugar levels. Insulin levels follow suit to deal with the glucose in the blood stream. Generally, high GI foods have been processed to remove fibre and other nutrients so they may be tasty but they are high in calories while lacking in nutrients. Green, leafy vegetables have the most nutrients per calorie than any other food. They are rich in iron, calcium, potassium, and magnesium, as well as vitamins K, C, E, and many of the B vitamins.

Vitamin B in particular plays a vital role in managing PCOS symptoms. This is also worth a further discussion so I will write a separate post for it. Here are just some of the things that Vitamin B is responsible for: sugar and fat metabolism, thyroid function and hormone balance, amongst others. It plays a vital role in the management of PCOS.

Diet Chart

Breakfast (8:00-8:30AM)4 Idli + Sambar 1/2 cup/ 1 table spoon Green chutney/ Tomato Chutney
Mid-Meal (11:00-11:30AM)green gram sprouts 1 cup
Lunch (2:00-2:30PM)3 Roti+1/2 cup salad + Fish curry ( 100 gm fish)+ 1/2 cup cabbage subji.
Evening (4:00-4:30PM)1 Portion fruit(Limit the intake of high energy fruits. Eg: Banana, Jack fruit,Mango, Chikku.)
Dinner (8:00-8:30PM)2 Roti / chappati.+ Tomato subji 1/2 cup.
Breakfast (8:00-8:30AM)2 Slice brown bread.+1 slice low fat cheese+2 Boiled egg white.
Mid-Meal (11:00-11:30AM)1 Portion fruit(Limit the intake of high energy fruits. Eg: Banana, Jack fruit,Mango, Chikku.)
Lunch (2:00-2:30PM)Veg pulav rice 1 cup+ 1/2 cup Soya Chunk curry+ 1/2 cup Butter Milk.
Evening (4:00-4:30PM)1 cup light tea+ 2 wheat rusk.
Dinner (8:00-8:30PM)2 roti/ Chapathi+ Ladies finger subji 1/2 cup.
Breakfast (8:00-8:30AM)Chappati 3 + 1/2 cup Potato green peas curry.
Mid-Meal (11:00-11:30AM)1/2 cup boilled black channa
Lunch (2:00-2:30PM)1 cup rice+ 1/2 cup Dhal+ Palak subji 1/2 cup+ 1/2 cup low fat curd.
Evening (4:00-4:30PM)1 Portion fruit(Limit the intake of high energy fruits. Eg: Banana, Jack fruit,Mango, Chikku.)
Dinner (8:00-8:30PM)Brocken wheat upma 1 cup+ 1/2 cup green beans subji
Breakfast (8:00-8:30AM)Methi Parata 2+ 1 tbs green chutney.
Mid-Meal (11:00-11:30AM)1 Portion fruit(Limit the intake of high energy fruits. Eg: Banana, Jack fruit,Mango, Chikku.)
Lunch (2:00-2:30PM)1 cup rice+ chicken curry( 150 gm chicken+ 1 cup cucumber salad.
Evening (4:00-4:30PM)1 Cup light tea+ Brown rice flakes poha 1 cup.
Dinner (8:00-8:30PM)Wheat dosa 3 + 1/2 cup Bitter guard subji.
Breakfast (8:00-8:30AM)Vegetable Oats Upma 1 cup+ 1/2 cup low fat milk.
Mid-Meal (11:00-11:30AM)plane Yoghurt with raw vegetables / grilled vegetables -1 cup
Lunch (2:00-2:30PM)1/2 cup rice + 2 medium chappati+1/2 cup Kidney beans curry+ Snake guard subji 1/2 cup.
Evening (4:00-4:30PM)1 cup boilled channa+ light tea 1 cup.
Dinner (8:00-8:30PM)2 Roti/ chapati+ 1/2 cup mix veg curry
Breakfast (8:00-8:30AM)Mix veg Poha 1 cup+ 1/2 cup low fat milk.
Mid-Meal (11:00-11:30AM)1 Portion fruit(Limit the intake of high energy fruits. Eg: Banana, Jack fruit,Mango, Chikku.)
Lunch (2:00-2:30PM)3 Chappati+ 1/2 cup cluster beans subji+ Fish curry(100g fish) 1/2 cup.
Evening (4:00-4:30PM)1 cup tea+ + 2 biscuits ( Nutrichoice or Digestiva or Oatmeal.)
Dinner (8:00-8:30PM)2 Roti / chappathi+Ridge guard subji 1/2 cup.
Breakfast (8:00-8:30AM)Utappam 2+ 1 tbs green chutney.
Mid-Meal (11:00-11:30AM)1 cup boilled channa
Lunch (2:00-2:30PM)1 cup rice+ Soya chunk curry1/2 cup+ Ladies finger subji 1/2 cup+ small cup low fat curd.
Evening (4:00-4:30PM)1 Portion fruit(Limit the intake of high energy fruits. Eg: Banana, Jack fruit,Mango, Chikku.)
Dinner (8:00-8:30PM)Brocken wheat upma 1 cup+ 1/2 cup green beans subji

Do's And Dont's


  1. Gradually increase the intake of high fiber carbohydrates.
  2. Emphasize lean protein foods.
  3. Include mono unsaturated and omega 3 fatty acid foods.
  4. Include different fruits and vegetables.
  5. Drink minimum 2 liter water.
  6. Do regular exercise.


  1. Do not skip meals.
  2. Don't take heavy meals at a time.
  3. Avoid processed juices and soaft drinks.
  4. Avoid deep fried foods.

Food Items You Can Easily Consume

  1. Cereal: Brown rice, whole wheat, oats, jowar, bajra, ragi
  2. Pulses: red gram, green gram, black gram, bengal gram
  3. Vegetables: all gourds-bitter gourd, snake gourd, ridge gourd, bottle gourd, ivy gourd, ladies finger, tinda,green leafy vegetables
  4. Fruits: citrus fruits-orange, mousambi, grape fruit, lemon; berries-strawberry, blueberry, black berry; cranberry, cherries, papaya, pineapple, guava.
  5. Milk and milk products: low fat milk, low fat curd.
  6. Meat,fish & egg: Skin out chicken, egg white, fish like salmon, sardines, trout, mackerel, tuna.
  7. Oil: 2 tsp (10ml)
  8. Sugar: 2 tsp (10gm)
  9. Other beverages: green tea

Popular Questions & Answers

3 months back my tsh was 6 so consulted a doctor she suggested to take thyronorm 25 mg, still i'm facing irregular period so again did a test now tsh is 3 but t4 is high, she asked to continue same again .is it good to take again.

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Thyroid tab you have to continue it will take time for periods to become normal andu ruleout pcods.

Sir/ mam i'm suffering from pcod from past 10 years present i'm 24. My doctor suggested me to take dronis 30 i'm taking that pills from so many years is it ok to take or is it cause any harm. If I stop taking that i'm getting period for 30 days but i'm get severe acne on my face. Pls help me on this.

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If you have been taking dronis 30 for a long time, you can take short pauses and see if the cycle continues. There are non hormonal medicines also available for pcod which have helped a lot of people. You can ask your treating doctor about it or g...

In 26 years old trying for a baby 2 years I don't have pcod and fibroid like that but I have hypothyroidism .8, but now became normal now the only issue is I have severe itching after and before period and also after a relationship bcz of that vulva became swelling sometimes. I'm not aware of this itching it's being somany year. I went for treatment I it still doesn't cure. Doctors prescribed so many tablet and syrup it doesn't work. Last two months I didn't take any medicine bcz i'm tired of all theses medicine it doesn't work for me. Now i'm taking kalarchikai with pepper. I need to know is it going to help me any way? What to do with food pattern? How to cure my illness. During this kalarchikai treatment non veg like fish can eat? Please kindly guide me to get blessings to get baby thank you and I took medicine for white discharge bcz while discharge itching occurs but I don't have that much discharge and it doesn't have any odour .i have normal discharge. And my husband have itching everyday he went for treatment and he have pain scrotum sometime but he told that it's disappeared. What medication he undergone I don't know. He worked at singapore before still last year.

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