Dietitians in Melbourne are going against conventional wisdom to help overweight women with fertility problems. They advise women to eat less pasta, bread and potatoes, and more fish, nuts and low-starch vegetables. In other words, a low-carb diet:
Elizabeth Hearn, who previously struggled to get pregnant, says that it helped her conceive in only 8 weeks.
Overweight people often suffer from insulin resistance, which can affect fertility hormones (an hormonal disorder called PCOS) and result in infertility. By lowering their carb intake, the insulin resistance is reduced and it becomes much easier to conceive.