Daily plan

One thing I’ve looked at is food. I’ve done some research and found some different ideas on what to have in my IVF diet. It’s not going to hurt to be healthier so if it works great and if not it’s still made me healthier so it’s a win either way! I am pretty healthy to start with having lost over 50kg (115pounds) naturally and kept it off for over 2 years now. But there is always room for improvement so a few changes to my current diet to help IVF along. 

So first is no take out! At all. All home cooked meals. This isn’t too hard as I only ate out once every fortnight or so anyway so not a huge change. 

Next is only organic meat and red meat 3 days a week only. Many of the meats now have added hormones which do affect your own hormone levels and in turn can affect fertility and your weight. Meat with added hormones can cause weight gain and hormone instability. I didn’t realize to what extent this could happen. Also eggs are great for egg quality and fertility in women. So I’ll only be buying organic meats and eggs now. There isn’t a huge range here in a rural area but I have managed to find mince, chicken and eggs so far. 

I’m also cutting down on dairy and gluten. Both of these can be negative for women with PCOS. So only whole grains now and no more cheese. Only time I’ll have dairy will be if it’s used in some foods. 

Lots of fruits and vegetables. Best ones to have to improve hormones and egg quality are spinach, peas, broccoli, pumpkin, apples and pineapple. But overall all fruit and vegetables (except potatoes) are good and should be eaten in large quantities. Doesn’t make a difference if they are fresh or frozen, scientifically they have proven this doesn’t make a difference. Try and get farm fresh with no chemicals though as chemicals can also affect hormones and weight. 

So I have started a new way of eating. This is one of the days as an example.

Breakfast:

  • 1 scrambled egg (no salt, milk or anything else just the egg).
  • Piece of fruit.
  • 3 glasses of cold water.

Morning snack:

  • Piece of fruit.
  • 4 whole grain biscuits
  • 3 glasses of cold water.

Lunch:

  • Chicken salad. This has organic chicken, lettuce, spinach, carrot, cucumber and onion. No dressing or salt and pepper. Nothing added.
  • 3 glasses of cold water.

Afternoon snack:

  • Dried fruit (this helps the afternoon sugar low but still a healthy option).
  • Packet of small chips. 
  • 3 glasses of cold water.

Dinner:

  • Lean organic beef mince.
  • Mixed vegetables. (corn, peas, carrot, broccoli).
  • 3 glasses of cold water.

This is just an example. Everyday is different but basically it’s the same sort of things. Took a few days for my body to get used to doing this. But now it’s in full swing. If nothing else it’s improving my health both physically and mentally. Hopefully it’s also helping my fertility as well. 

I’ll still have a weekly treat because you do still need a small something each week. Gotta still enjoy life just gotta do it in moderation. 


Medications: Metformin 500mg twice a day, CoQ10, Royal Jelly, Maca, Folic Acid, Pregnancy vitamin and Testogel. 

Side affects: nausea and faster hair growth.  

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