How to Lose Weight With PCOS: 5 Helpful Tips
September is Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) Awareness Month and many women deal with PCOS and often times goes untreated. If untreated, PCOS can put one at a higher risk of type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, and heart problems.
Because PCOS is a condition that causes hormonal imbalances and irregular periods, it can make it difficult for women with PCOS to shed weight. But here at X28 Fitness we like to provide proactive tips to avoid health issues.
Women with PCOS can benefit greatly with weight loss because the change is weight can help improve the hormone imbalance and overall quality of life.
Even if you don’t experience PCOS but suffer with some sort of hormonal imbalance, these tips can still help you lose weight.
Reduce Your Carb Intake
Lowering your carb consumption may help manage PCOS due to carbs’ impact on insulin levels.
Get Plenty of Fiber
Because fiber helps you stay full after a meal, a high-fiber diet may improve weight loss in women with PCOS.
Eat Enough Protein
Protein helps stabilize blood sugar and increases feelings of fullness after a meal.
Not eating enough can negatively impact hormones that control appetite as well because calorie restrictions will slow down your metabolism and we don’t want that.
Get Enough Sleep
Sleep is sooooooo important. If you have PCOS, you may experience trouble with sleep and the lack of sleep has been shown to increase the activity of hormones that drive hunger, which may cause you to eat more throughout the day.