A Baby or Chocolate Cake?

On the way to the fertility clinic last week, I started to wonder if I am doing everything I can to help me get pregnant. I know the fertility clinic is doing everything they can, but am I?

This lead me to realize that I am not. I know that people with PCOS should avoid sugar, carbs, and processed foods and guess what I eat every.single.day? Sugar, carbs, and processed foods. Do I want a baby as much as I want that piece of chocolate cake? We are about to find out.

I have decided to start a low carb/keto diet on Monday. I have done keto before and lost about 20 lbs in a month. I didn’t stick to the diet because I was only doing it to lose a few lbs (and I succeeded). This time, I am doing it for my fertility. I refuse to stop until I succeed. I am determine to make low carb a way of life for at least the next 6 months-a year. It may not cure my infertility, but it dang sure won’t hurt it.

Why am I paying the fertility clinic thousands of dollars to help me get pregnant if I am not going to try everything in my power to help them succeed?

Wish me luck! Please comment with any of your favorite low carb/keto recipes!


  1. CW · August 4, 2018

    My usual breakfast is a combo of low/no carb and fertility boosters: two hard-boiled egg whites, one avocado (cubed), a handful of cashews, a drizzle of olive oil and a sprinkle of salt and cayenne. Doesn’t sound like much but it’s yummy, and packed with the right kind of nutrients. Good luck!! Fingers crossed for us both.

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  2. foster advocate justice · August 5, 2018

    oh dear. I am in the same place. I was thinking about cutting suger out of my diet as much as possible. I have heard of a few people doing this before. However that would not help the carb siutation….well good luck on your diet.


    • Journey Through The Storm · August 5, 2018

      Thank you! I completely removed sugar and most carbs a few months back and had success but I fell off the wagon 😭 I am determined to do it this time! I want to look back and say that I tried everything in my power to get pregnant.

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      • foster advocate justice · August 5, 2018

        Well in my experience, even quitting takes practice. I smoked cigaretts for four years, I quit seven times before I really quit for good. Ithink quitting suger will be similar since it is physically and psychologically addicting. It helped me to learn about what cigaretts did to my body…maybe it will help us both to learn the negative things suger does to the body and the positive it does to quit…hahaha 🙂


  3. lovingthemarriedlife · August 5, 2018

    I am curious about the keto diet since I wish I were losing weight especially since I’m going to be starting IVF again soon… I do a low sugar and low processed food diet now but I am losing weight super slowly!

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    • Journey Through The Storm · August 5, 2018

      I tried keto in April and lost about 20lbs in the first 6 weeks. Life got so busy after that and I fell off the wagon. The first time I mainly focused on the scale and losing weight but this time I am focusing on my fertility. I feel like it will be easier to follow if I remember that it is for a baby and not just to lose weight. Good luck to you ❤️


  4. ivfnotmadeeasy · August 5, 2018

    I am trying my best to eat clean and avoid sugar. I normally go for steamed veggies, avocado and chicken wraps, boiled eggs, wholewheat pasta. As a sweet I always make my own protein balls out of figs, nuts (almonds, cashews, hazelnuts).

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    • Journey Through The Storm · August 5, 2018

      Those protein balls sound amazing! I will definitely have to try them. I am determined to eat clean and stick with it. ❤️


  5. emwample · August 8, 2018

    I hear you. The stress and hormone meds certainly don’t help with sugar and carb cravings. I lived off of ice cream and peanut butter and jelly sandwiches during my first IVF cycle. But, I’m right there with you trying to get my health back in check before our next transfer. You are spot on, why pay all this money if we aren’t doing everything we can on our end. Good luck to you and please share any good recipes! My go to right now is zucchini noodles with a teaspoon of olive oil, diced tomato, parmesan cheese and some salt and basil. If you hear it up so the cheese melts, you ALMOST feel like you’re eating cheesy spaghetti. Almost…


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