SPECIAL REPORT: A Natural and Effective PCOS Diet Plan Is Now Available!
By Jenny Blondel, Naturopath & Wellness Coach
Health experts now agree PCOS is strongly linked to poor blood sugar control.
My PCOS diet guidelines will help you cut sugar from your diet. This is a vital step to overcoming PCOS.
"I'm Not Diabetic, Why Do I Need To Control Sugar?"
Foods containing too much sugar cause rapid spikes in your blood sugar levels, placing unnecessary stress on your body. Over time this leads to the development of insulin resistance syndrome.
Insulin Resistance Syndrome is condition marked by poor blood sugar control. Insulin resistance is a major factor that drives PCOS. This blood sugar control problem affects most women suffering PCOS, even when they are not overweight.
PCOS Diet & Lifestyle Plan - Diet Recommendations
Here are my top PCOS diet tips;
- Banish sugary foods. The worst offenders are soft drinks (soda), cookies, cakes, chocolate, sweets and processed breakfast
- cereals.Banish foods containing unhealthy sugar compounds such as high-fructose corn syrup, sorbitol, fructose, mannitol, maltitol, isomalt & glycerol.
- Strictly avoid ‘diet’ foods containing harmful artificial sweeteners. There is clear-cut evidence artificial sweeteners do not assist blood sugar control. In fact, these synthetic chemical sweeteners can actually stimulate your desire for sugary foods.
Increase the consumption of fruit & vegetables. Ideally you should consume 2 serves of fruit and 5 serves of vegetables daily.
- Note: Obtain organic fruit and vegetables if possible. Certified organic products are grown and processed without the use of synthetic chemicals, fertilisers or genetic modification. Organic produce is a better option as your hormone imbalance may make you overly sensitive to the hidden chemicals commonly found in conventional fruit and vegetables.
- If you cannot source organic fruit and vegetables it is possible to wash all fruit and vegetables in a solution of one part apple cider vinegar to twelve parts water to remove pesticide and chemical residues. Rinse the fruit & vegetables in filtered water to remove the vinegar smell.
- Limit processed grain based foods such as boxed breakfast cereals, white bread and pasta. Choose small amounts of wholegrain alternatives such as: muesli, porridge, steamed rice, wholegrain pasta and wholegrain breads, including spelt and rye.
- Note: If you are gluten intolerant you will find healthy gluten-free alternatives at your local healthfood store or supermarket.
- Dietary protein helps balance your blood sugar and can help tame a sweet tooth. Fresh fish, lean red meat, organic chicken, organic eggs, whole grains and legumes are all good sources of protein.
- You can also supplement your diet with a protein shake. Choose a protein shake that contains both whey protein concentrate (WPC) and whey protein isolate (WPI) to ensure you receive the full spectrum of benefits. If you prefer a non-dairy vegetarian protein then pea protein isolate is the ideal choice. This plant based protein is sourced from the golden pea (Pisum sativum). It has a low allergy potential making it suitable for individuals with a dairy intolerance.
- The type of fat in your diet plays an important role in assisting with insulin reception at the cell level. Cold water fish, organic eggs, avocadoes, extra virgin olive oil, coconut oil, macadamia nut oil and raw nuts and seeds are rich in essential fatty acids.
- Are you ready to get the junk out of your body? Stop buying meals from fast food outlets. These foods are packed with calories, sugar and unhealthy ingredients.
- Limit the intake of saturated fats that are found in red meat, chicken, deli meats and dairy foods. Avoid trans fats found in margarine, TV dinners, commercially prepared snack foods and deep fried food.
- Ensure you eat regularly and choose healthy snacks mid morning and mid afternoon to balance your blood sugar levels between meals. Fruit, nuts, seeds, protein shakes and natural yoghurt all make healthy snacks.
PCOS Diet & Lifestyle Plan - Lifestyle Recommendations
Along with improvements in your diet, some changes to your lifestyle will also have an effect on reducing the symptoms of PCOS.
- Quit smoking. Smoking stimulates androgen production, the male hormones that exacerbate weight gain, excess facial hair and acne.
- Avoid alcohol. Alcohol places extra stress on the liver, a major organ that assists in balancing your hormone levels.
- Manage stress and anxiety. Reducing stress can help balance your hormones. Do things that you enjoy and follow your passion, whatever that may be.
- Stay hydrated by drinking 1.5 – 2 litres of filtered water daily. This will detox your system and can reduce fluid retention problems.
- Get Moving. Perform light to moderate exercise 3-5 times a week. Regular exercise leads to weight loss and improves your capacity to deal with stress.
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