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Hey I’m Robin Nielsen – welcome to Weekly Tips! This week I want to share with you what I call “my special PCOS formula” for making meals.. It’s part of of the 2nd Element – Food as Medicine.
This is Part I of II – so be sure to watch the next video for Part II. My special PCOS formula helps to balance hormones, improve energy, decrease inflammation, decrease acne flair ups and improve moods. As you can see it’s pretty darn special!
I am so happy to be able to share this with you because I didn’t learn about this until I was in my early forties, and it changed my life forever. So much so that now I’m 35 ? So here’s the special PCOS meal formula:
Always eat a healthy protein, fat and carbohydrate at every meal. This combination of macronutrients is magic for PCOS. I want to share why each is so important, and together why they are magic. Proteins are essential for building. They build our bones, muscles, brain chemistry, and are even essential for the detoxification processes in our liver – think PMS and you’ll appreciate the need for them!
Let’s talk about fat now. Fat is the lovely flavor carrier that makes food taste delicious! Healthy fats build your brain (our brain is 60-70% fat), it makes hormones… and provides cellular communication – fats actually help our cells talk to each other and they protect our nerves. And guess what? Healthy fats don’t make us fat! They also are essential for helping us to utilize all the beautiful fat-soluble vitamins, like vitamins A, D & E.
The last component of the special PCOS meal formula are healthy carbohydrates. The right carbohydrates provide fuel for energy, contain many vitamins and minerals we need, and provide much-needed fiber for healthy digestion and metabolism.
Here’s your to-do this week…Make at least 2 of your 21 meals, using the “special formula PCOS meal” containing a healthy protein, fat and carbohydrate. Let me give you an example: grab a handful of spinach and place it in a shallow bowl or on a plate, top that with some chopped up vegetables like carrots, cucumber, celery and a few slices of cooked beets (these are your carbs), add a few slices of chicken breast (protein), and ½ of an avocado sliced (healthy fat). Drizzle with cold-pressed olive oil, some slivered almonds, sea salt and fresh lemon juice.
Use whole, real, food to put your meals together (instead of prepared food from a package) and then click here to watch Part 2 and learn more about what healthy proteins, fats and carbohydrates look like.
Improved moods and energy can happen very quickly with some simple diet changes. Have fun with this and I’ll see you next week!
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