Suffering from PCOD? Sara Ali Khan has got some advice for you

Irregular periods, excessive hair growth, acne, and unusual weight gain, all symptoms point to a disorder that is far too prevalent in recent times—Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome/Disorder. According to a report by Metropolis Healthcare, at least one in five women are diagnosed with the disorder in India—and one such celebrity to come forward and address her struggle with PCOD is PUMA India’s brand ambassador Sara Ali Khan.

If there’s a star kid in the recent times that has managed to strike a relatable chord with the millennial audience, it is Sara Ali Khan. Before the release of her debut film, Sara Ali Khan opened up about her struggle with PCOD, specifically the weight gain that it had caused. While looking at past videos and photos on chat show Koffee With Karan, Sara claimed that she was 96 kgs and due to her condition she didn’t only put on weight, but since her hormone levels were very high, it was very difficult for her to lose that weight.

“It is one of the things that I struggle with till date because the only real cure is a constant, consistent, focused and determined lifestyle change. There is no shortcut to it,” she told us.

So how did she manage to shed the pounds and be the fittest version of herself? “You need to eat healthy every day, work out as often as you can, and you need to remind yourself on a moody day, or a hormonal day, or a low day, that you are feeling this way because of a condition that you have.”

“For me, the most functional way to deal with PCOD is to eat healthy, sleep in a regimented way- try to regularise your body clock and to get in a certain about of work out every day if you can so that your hormone levels remain stable.”

Naturally, there are days when Khan feels under the weather. For times like those she just keeps reminding herself that it’s the PCOD talking and she has to fight it. “Look at the fact that we are fighting a condition and how far we can come if we stay determined to overcome it,” is the advice she’d give those suffering from the same thing.

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