Combating PCOS Snack Attacks

Hunger pangs between meals may cause even the most determined Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) weight loss plans to go awry. But snack attacks can be thwarted with a little preparation before they strike.
 
Fruits and vegetables are a great way to avoid putting on the pounds. They make easy and nutritional bites whether you’re at home or at work.
 
Why not try a healthy variation on the theme of dip and chips? Use apple wedges, celery sticks or banana chunks with a tablespoon of almond, peanut or soynut butters. Raw vegetables like carrots taste delicious with black bean dip, hummus or salsa.
 
Keep a bowl of colorful assorted fruit on the counter at home or take a different fruit with you to work every day to fend off the PCOS cravings of a sweet tooth. Since different vegetables and fruits provide different healthy nutrients, aim to eat a variety of colors each day. Take your pick from such examples as blueberries, green beans, pink grapefruit, white cauliflower, strawberries, oranges and radishes.
 
Remember to add a fat or protein source to your snacks to help control blood sugar. An imbalance in sugar and insulin levels caused by Insulin Resistance can, if left unchecked, lead to weight gain and obesity. This, in turn, may result in numerous serious conditions, including Pre- and Type II Diabetes and the cluster of Cardiovascular Diseases called Metabolic Syndrome or Syndrome X. Obesity can also lead to the hormone imbalance known as Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS), a major cause of female infertility as well as skin conditions, excess body hair and male pattern baldness. PCOS is also an increased risk factor for heart attack and stroke.
 
Protein from vegetables may not be as beneficial as that from meat but you can improve its quality by combining it with other plant foods. High-fiber legumes are a good protein source. These include dried beans and peas ranging from kidney, runner and soy to chick peas and beansprouts.
 
Nuts and seeds are also full of protein, so don’t forget to sprinkle your healthy snacks with walnuts or cashews. Sunflower or sesame seeds make an enjoyable alternative.
 
Protein also acts as an appetite suppressant. And another tip to bear in mind is that high fiber foods fill the stomach quickly. So eat them first and you’ll speed up your feeling of satisfaction without having to waver from your weight loss campaign.

Next Steps

  1. Take the PCOS Quiz! Get your PCOS score and assess your risk.
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