Do you usually find yourself too tired to exercise for better PCOS health? If so, it could be down to your timing being all wrong.
Eating the right diet can provide the energy for a healthy workout … or just a power boost to get you through the afternoon without slumping to a virtual halt.
But timing counts for a great deal. If you eat a full meal, no matter how well-balanced it is, just before exercising, you can end up too weighted down to keep moving. Conversely, exercising on an empty stomach deprives you of the energy needed to get the most of your workout. So eat a small snack, no more than 200 calories, about half-an-hour before you exercise.
Making bad moves during the day could also be sapping your strength, so here are some simple ideas about how to maintain a healthy weight and feel energized all day for work, exercise and play:
1) Severely limit your caffeine and sugar intake – you’ll crash soon after consuming them, so moderate your use.
2) Eat enough fiber – one often-undiagnosed source of low energy is a digestive tract that’s not working smoothly. Be sure to eat plenty of fruits, vegetables and whole grains. Aim for 20-25 grams of fiber a day.
3) Keep hydrated – be sure to drink plenty of water throughout the day, and that means before, during and after working out. Drink as much as feels comfortable and your thirst requires.
More tip tomorrow on getting you energy timing right.