Jessimaca, as far as lifestyle things, my BMI is not good, but I walk almost every day. I am a vegetarian (who loves bread, my downfall) and vegetables and fruit are a big part of my diet, with whole grains, beans, nuts, and seeds. This month I am trying to limit the soy foods I take because it may be messing with my system. I have started eating ground flaxseed again (I did it the first time when I was in depression over my father's untimely death and it made a lot of difference for me then). I am taking a vitamin B complex (the prenatal vitamins cause me such severe constipation, I couldn't stand them).
In the Making Babies book by David and Blakeway, I fit into the Tired and Stuck categories. It suggests in the Tired category to eat 50% complex carbs, 30 percent vegetables and fruit, and 20 percent high quality protein. I am working at that. It also suggests eating warm foods and avoiding cold or frozen foods. It suggests eating lots of legumes like kidney beans, adzuki beans, and lentils. I bought some pumpkin and sunflower seeds to eat. I also have some brown rice, quinoa, kashi, barley, and oats I am going to cook up. I am trying to keep to regular meal times, spending plenty of time to eat and chewing my food well. I eat several small meals a day to try and stabilize blood sugar levels. The book suggests eating ginger, cinnamon, cloves, cumin, cardamom, cayenne, rosemary, nutmeg, turmeric, and fennel because they are warming spices.
I have never been a cafffeine drinker or alcohol either. Never liked the smell of coffee or alcohol, so why drink it.
I think I am going to pick up some chromium and L-arginine supplements as well as some chaste tree berry (to restore hormone balance by increasing LH and inhibiting the release of FSH which can improve progesterone levels since I usually don't ovulate until day 18 to 20 of my cycle.