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PCOD and Diet: 7 Foods to Eat and 7 Foods to Avoid

With regular exercise and a healthy diet, PCOD can be kept in check!

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Follow a PCOD diet plan to track your meals and lower your weight with ease

May 25th, 2021
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When it comes to PCOD, food intake can be a challenge for many. Overall, the diet plan for PCOD patient should be high in fibre and low in carbohydrates, processed foods and junk foods. 

Best food for PCOD 

  1. Spinach, methi, broccoli, lettuce and other green and leafy vegetables for PCOD work wonders 
  2. Low glycemic index foods like rolled oats and barley 
  3. Complex carbohydrates such as peas, corn, sweet potatoes, yams, radish 
  4. Berries such strawberries and cranberries 
  5. Plant proteins such as lentils, legumes and dried beans 
  6. Seeds such as methi dana, flaxseeds and sesame seeds 
  7. Antioxidants, probiotics and spices such as ginger and cinnamon 

Foods to avoid for PCOD 

  1. Fried foods 
  2. Sweeteners such as sugar, honey and jaggery 
  3. Refined carbohydrates like biscuits, white bread, cake 
  4. Refined cereals such as maida, white rice, and poha made from white rice 
  5. Red meats, processed and frozen meats  
  6. Saturated fats  
  7. Dairy and dairy products 

pcod diet chart

Diet Chart for PCOD patient

Here is a PCOD diet chart for weight loss that will go a long way in helping you eat nutritious foods and bring your weight down.  

  Breakfast  Lunch  Snack  Dinner 
Monday  Wholewheat bread and egg white omelette with bell peppers  Vegetable and brown rice khichdi  Mix fruit bowl  Dosas (especially those made with oats, ragi and green dal) with roasted chana dal chutney 
Tuesday  Ragi (nachni) porridge  Chapati with egg curry  Wholegrain bread with peanut butter   Brown rice, beetroot pachadi, dal 
Wednesday  Peas poha  Dalia khichdi with veggies and dahi  Carrot and cucumber sticks with hummus  Chapati with low-fat paneer gravy, salad 
Thursday  Oats chilla with veggies  Brown rice, sprouts sabzi, curd  Mixed millet cookies  Methi theplas, dahi, chutney  
Friday  Onion tomato uttapam  Chapati, dal, bhindi, salad  Apple slices with peanut butter  Chapati with matar sabzi and dahi 
Saturday  Tomato cucumber wholegrain bread sandwich  Chicken pulao and veg raita  Sweet potato tikkis with green chutney  Grilled fish/chicken with stir fry veggies 
Sunday  Mix veggie paratha with curd  Wholewheat pasta or zucchini noodles with veggies or chicken  Bowl of makhana   Quinoa fried rice with veggies or chicken 

Additional Read: Guide to create a healthy diet plan

Now that you have an idea of the food you should be eating, schedule appointments with a gynecologist as well as a nutritionist in your city for a personalised weight loss diet for PCOD.

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