Losing excess PCOS weight is a crucial factor in regaining good health, whether it’s to do with lowering levels of heart-harming LDL “bad” cholesterol, reducing the pressure on creaky knees to avoid osteoarthritis or enabling you to find new energy to add an extra mile to your daily walk.
But Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome weight-loss doesn’t have to be agony if you can get your mind on board, condition yourself to the need for change and plan ahead. When it comes to diet, for example, think fresh by loading up on vegetables at your local farmers’ market and branching out with healthy and delicious whole grains like brown rice, quinoa and barley.
Try to eat at least 25% of your calories at breakfast time and choose low glycemic index (GI) foods like wholegrain oatmeal with blackberries or a poached egg on a slice of rye, which won’t spike your blood sugar and create stress on your arteries. Studies show that when people eat a low GI breakfast they’re not as likely to binge on the wrong kinds of food later in the day.
Tip: Don’t force yourself to eat things that you think are healthy but which you actually loathe. Hate broccoli? Try delicious snowpeas, instead.