It's no secret that with having PCOS - many women have issues with their weight. However, not all women with PCOS are considered overweight or obese... there are the exceptions.
Lately, it seems that the big debate in PCOS world is the difference between limiting your carbs and a low carb diet vs a no carb diet.
Carb counting is very successful. A dear friend and cyster is having great success with this right now. She recently began counting her carbs and her first week she lost 7 pounds! Now, she is realistic and she knows she won't be losing 7lbs every week but she's feeling GREAT because she is LIMITING her carbs and she's not completely cutting them out. I'm really excited for her on this journey.
I personally do not count carbs [yet] but I eat low glycemic index paired with weight watchers. It's actually not that tough. What I did was I went online and I searched/researched the glycemic index/load and then made a list of low glycemic index foods that I enjoy. I keep that list in my purse and when I go grocery shopping - those are foods I will definitely purchase.
*On weight watchers you are "assigned" a certain amount of points which is determined by your age, height, sex, and weight. Each food you eat has some sort of "points value" and you deduct that value from your daily allowance. The "points value" is assigned with the help of your handy dandy calculator which uses a scientifically proven researched based formula that considers the fat, carbs, protein, and fiber of the food. I know if a food has more than 5g of carbs I need to stay AWAY.
I found the following on soulcysters and thought it was worth the read: