PCOS, or polycystic ovarian syndrome, is a common hormonal disease that affects women of reproductive age. Essentially, it produces an imbalance in the male sex hormones, in turn affecting your blood sugar levels. If you have been diagnosed with PCOS, it’s best to familiarise yourself with its symptoms so you’re better equipped to treat them. One of the most common symptoms, for instance, is weight gain (and the inability to shed it as easily as someone who doesn’t suffer from this lifestyle disorder) that could affect your mental health as well. However, PCOS is nothing a little TLC can’t beat; if you’re struggling to lose weight, these tips will work wonders for you:
This should be applicable to everyone but is more so for women suffering from PCOS. More often than not, PCOS is caused due to insulin resistance. So the number one diet tip is to keep your sugar intake in check. A diet rich in leafy, green vegetables is preferable. Pineapples, ginger and turmeric can work wonders for you, so make sure you incorporate these into your daily meals as well.
Walk it off
Movement has proven to help PCOS patients; even a half-an-hour walk is highly beneficial. If you have an exceptionally busy schedule, it is recommended that you take 2-3 10-minute walk breaks during your work day.
Commit to an exercise routine
A good 30-minute workout will help you immensely, and ultimately help you reach your weight loss goals.
Build muscle mass
Not just cardio, you need to focus on some weight training as well. Once you build your muscle mass, your body will be able to digest carbohydrates and fats (like ghee) which are good for you, better.
Add a little spice
A touch of spice in your meals will boost your immune system a bit more. It will keep your blood sugar levels under control while also adding some flavour to your healthy food. Even just some oregano and black pepper on your salad next time will do the trick!