Losing weight is never an easy experience, and when you have medical conditions like PCOD or PCOS, it is even more difficult. Unfortunately, as women with PCOD / PCOS attempt to lose weight using conventional dieting methods, soul-crushing disappointment always awaits them. People don't fail, their diets fail them, so it's a scientific fact that when you suffer from this condition, restricting calories is a terrible idea. And losing weight in a healthy way is possible without any crash diets.
In this article Priyatama Srivastava, a professional nutritionist & dietician in Gurgaon, Haryana explains in detailed do’s and don’ts and the right kind of diet for women suffering from PCOD.
In PCOD the ovaries produce large numbers of small cysts. This disorder contributes to hormonal activity that is unpredictable and raises the risk of diabetes, acne, obesity and premature hair development. The condition is very severe and has no definite cure. But many people who have suffered from it claim to have healed it by improvements in lifestyle and alternative treatments. Most patients with PCOD are overweight and are advised to do regular exercise, which can also help control their weight and other symptoms.
There is no scientifically proven cause of PCOD, but it is known to physicians and researchers that some women are prone to PCOD, if it has occurred within the family, you can call it quite hereditary. The most widely recognized symptom of this condition is prolonged menstrual cycles and, due to lack of other symptoms, several PCOD cases remain undetected. Until the time of pregnancy, many women found out about their condition when there are complications with a conceive baby. As a disorder, it can cause fertility problems. Blood testing and ultrasound is a way to detect this condition.Also Read: Dietary Changes to Reduce Weight
The most common signs of PCOD are irregular periods. Diabetes, infertility, acne, increases in weight, oily skin, migraine, excessive hair growth and cardiovascular risks often involved in signs. And if cycles are often irregular, the chance of uterine cancer is also likely to increase. Mood swings and depression are also less common and less known condition symptoms
Irregular cycles are a major problem for women with PCOD. Antioxidants, prebiotics, and spices such as cinnamon and ginger should be taken or added to the daily meals in order to overcome this problem. The consumption of complex carbohydrates, glycaemic indices and micronutrients, including selenium, magnesium and chromium, should also be improved cycle time for women with PCOD.
Most people have the misconception that, if they have PCOD, they can not consume dairy products, but this isn't the case. The only milk you can stop is full-fat milk as it can add to their obese condition. Since PCOS women are insulin-resistant, deep-fried foods, simple carbohydrates, sugar, honey, and jaggery should also be avoided. It is therefore very important to track water intake as PCOD is vulnerable to constipation and retention of water.
Honestly, managing PCOD can be tough, as you need to work out regularly, eat super healthy, and follow the advice of your doctor. Trying to lose weight from a normal diet will not help PCOS women, they need experts to advise them to maintain a healthy diet. Any crash diet can have a more adverse effect on their health, as they are already suffering from so many hormonal changes that any nutritional effect can make worse.
Saturated fat is the heaviest form of fat in our diet. It is mostly found in animals or dairy-based products. Consuming saturated fats can raise cholesterol in the blood which blocks blood arteries or veins. It also results in consuming higher calories so it is better to avoid those fats.
The advice seems strange, but the idea behind it will make you a healthier version of yourself. Try to include leafy green vegetables such as spinach, methi, capsicum or any yellow fruit such as banana mango or any red food such as tomatoes and carrots every day in your meal. And you are going to be shocked by the results. Also add plant proteins, such as dried beans, legumes and lentils, as part of everyday diet.Also Read: Weight Loss With PCOS - Why Is It Important To Take Recommendation from a Dietician
Girls with a PCOD / PCOS condition are insulin resistant and have a similar condition to the diabetic person. They should then incorporate a diabetic diet. Their diet should be high in protein and low in sugars and refined foods. Look for products made of whole wheat, wheat flour, whole grains, brown rice, poha and whole wheat pasta with a low glycemic index.
PCOS women should avoid processed carbohydrates such as pastries, biscuits or any sweet bread produced in bulk. They should also restrict the intake of non-nutrient calories, such as sugary drinks such as sodas and energy drinks. These calories may taste better, but they are more difficult to lose.
This is the advice that is best suited for PCOS / PCOD women as they suffer from water retention and also have a diabetic condition that they are advised to eat in a small portion of the day. They will, therefore, be able to maintain their insulin level and will be hydrated.
Priyatama Srivastava’s Secret Tip - Try to drink ajwain and tulsi boiled water between and after your meals. It will help in digestion and will boost your metabolism to burn extra calories.
There are more secret tips to lose weight in a healthy and safe manner. For more details and a more effective diet plan based on your lifestyle and your issue, please contact Priyatama Srivastava. We have the best experience in PCOD patience and we have a lot of happy women who are able to fit in their fitness goals with our diet plans. So what you're waiting for Contact to get the most effective and affordable customized diet plan for PCOD near you.