Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a disorder that’s characterized by irregular periods, hormonal imbalances, and insulin resistance, all of which make it difficult for women to lose weight. The condition affects 7% of adult women and is one of the leading causes of weight gain among women.
Although losing weight is a challenge for women with PCOS, it’s critical to maintain a healthy weight. Studies show that even minor weight loss of 5% can improve hormone levels, fertility, menstrual cycles, insulin resistance, and overall quality of life.
Here are some tips to help you lose weight with PCOS.
1. Reduce your carb intake
Carbohydrate consumption is closely associated with insulin levels. Given that about 7% of women with PCOS develop insulin resistance, low carb consumption can help manage insulin levels in the blood.
Insulin is essential for energy storage and blood sugar management. However, excessive insulin is linked to weight gain and increased body fat in the general population, including women with PCOS.
2. High Fiber Consumption
Fiber helps the body feel full after a meal and can aid weight loss in women. Studies show that high fiber intake was particularly useful for women with PCOS, as it led to decreased insulin resistance and lower levels of both body fat and belly fat
3. Eat Healthy Fats
Adding healthy monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats to your diet can help you feel more satisfied after a meal. New research indicates that while saturated fats are bad for overall health, unsaturated fats are essential for the immune system and can actually aid weight loss.
4. Limit Processed Foods
Processed foods and added sugars directly impact insulin resistance, which is linked to obesity. Women with PCOS often experience higher spikes in insulin levels and blood sugar when consuming the same amount of food as women without PCOS. Processed foods, as well as those with refined sugars and carbs, can get in the way of reaching a healthy body weight.
Having trouble sticking to your diet plan?
Sticking to your diet is essential if you’re looking to alleviate the symptoms of PCOS. For many women, this necessitates a lifestyle change, which can be overwhelming. If you’re unable to get rid of excess weight and can’t seem to manage a sustainable diet, get in touch with the world-renowned hypnotherapist and weight loss expert Rena Greenberg.
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