I Have Lean PCOS And Don’t Know How To Deal With It.

I Have Lean PCOS And Don't Know How To Deal With It.

Dear Robin: “I have lean PCOS and don’t know how to deal with it. I have irregular periods and infertility.” ~ Faith

Dear Faith: I am curious about the discovery that you don’t have insulin resistance. What test(s) were run to determine this? Be sure to look at your fasting insulin – your number needs to be below 5.4 uIU/mL, below 5.2 is even better. What is yours? And did your doctor check fasting glucose and hemoglobin A1c? The numbers can be in range but oftentimes they are not.

With lean PCOS women oftentimes experience looser stools, digestive upset, acne, insomnia, and are much less resilient to stress. Does this sound like you? Irregular periods are a sign that your body is out of balance. So what can you do to get more in balance? Here are some suggestions:

  • Get better sleep. Practice good sleep hygiene by dimming lights 2 hours before bedtime, taking a hot epsom salt bath, reading a fun book or watching a light TV show, wearing blue light blocking glasses so that you don’t suppress melatonin production, going to bed no later than 10pm, and making sure your bedroom is your sanctuary. Here’s a video I made on the importance of sleep.
  • Eliminate things in your life that are causing you extra stress.
  • Make sure your body has the nutrients it needs to be well. Magnesium is one of my favorites for women with PCOS and especially to help relax.
  • Go for long walks. This helps to calm the nervous system and build serotonin, your calming brain chemical.
  • Focus on healthy proteins and fats in your diet, and for your carbohydrates focus on vegetables and small amounts of fruit – one piece daily is enough. Here is a video on what to eat.
  • Cooked foods may be more beneficial as they digest much easier and don’t take as much energy. Additionally, your digestive tract will respond favorably.
  • Make sure you’re getting plenty of fiber in your diet. A diet high in vegetables, nuts and seeds with a small amount of fruit will accomplish this. You can also add in some beans if they feel right for your body.

Let me know what you notice Faith when you make some of these changes. Slowly but surely your body will begin to respond. It takes three months to see changes in your cycle so give it time. ~ Robin

 

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Next Steps

Becoming victorious over the symptoms of Polycystic Ovary Syndrome is not easy, but you can overcome your PCOS symptoms to live the life you deserve.

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