Being careful about what you eat helps you manage your blood sugar and keeps insulin levels steady. This, in turn, reduces cravings for certain food, which can lead to binge eating and result in PCOS weight gain.
Beating those cravings often leads to weight loss and better management or even reversal of Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome symptoms like high blood pressure, thus helping to prevent the onset of Type 2 Diabetes.
When insulin levels are high, the body stores more fat because you may have succumbed to cravings for high carbohydrate food. When insulin levels are at a healthier level, the body uses more stored fat as fuel for your natural energy needs.
A diet heavy on vegetables, low Glycemic Index (GI) fruits, grains and beans promotes healthy blood sugar and insulin levels and can help reverse the hormone imbalance called Insulin Resistance, which often underlies PCOS.
Tip: Food that’s good for you doesn’t have to be boring or even that different from your usual fare. Switch from refined white rice to the healthier brown variety for a start.