Yesterday we explained how your body doesn’t like to waste calories. So it stores as fat any calories that haven’t been used for energy, resulting in weight gain which is often linked to PCOS.
To lose weight permanently, you need to expend more calories than you absorb as food. This can be achieved by gradually “persuading” your body to slowly accept fewer calories … without causing your metabolism to slow its calorie-burning process as a “panic measure” to conserve energy.
For example, if you expend 500 calories more than you take in every day for seven days, you’ll shed one pound of fat as a result of the deficit. You can do it by eating less or exercising more or, ideally, by doing both.
So skip that bread roll (100 calories) with butter (100 calories) and serving of chocolate ice cream (250 calories) and add a half-hour walk at a moderate pace (100 calories). Before you know it, you’ll have exceeded your 500-calorie deficit for the day and be on your way to healthy weight loss.