Healthy Eating Habits for PCOS Weight Management

Effect of PCOS on Weight Gain:

PCOS causes weight gain in many patients. This is because PCOS makes it more difficult for the body to use the hormone insulin, which helps convert sugars and starches from foods into energy. This condition, known as insulin resistance, can cause insulin and sugar to build up in the bloodstream. A high level of insulin increases the production of male hormones called androgens. These high androgen levels lead to symptoms of PCOS, one of which is weight gain.

Women who have PCOS and weight gain are more likely to develop the following problems:

  • Diabetes.
  • High cholesterol.
  • High blood pressure.
  • Sleep apnea.
  • Infertility.
  • Endometrial cancer.


Diet for Women with PCOS-Induced Obesity:

  • Reduce your carb intake:

If you reduce your carb consumption it may help you manage PCOS because of the impact that carbs have on insulin levels. By lowering insulin levels in patients of PCOS a low-carb diet can help with weight loss.

  • Increase the amount of fibre in your diet:

Because fibre helps you stay full after a meal, a high-fibre diet may promote weight loss in people with PCOS. If your diet is high in fibre it may help reduce insulin resistance which will in turn reduce body weight.

  • Eat healthy fats:

Healthy fats should be included in your diet because they help you feel more satisfied after meals. This prevents you from eating too much food. This helps you tackle weight gain and other symptoms of PCOS.

  • Limit processed foods and added sugars:

Processed foods and added sugars can raise your blood sugar levels. High blood sugar levels can increase your risk of insulin resistance, and consequently, obesity.

Speak to a Nutritionist:

A nutritionist will give you a diet plan to reduce your weight. This will also help you end your PCOS. The Chennai PCOS Clinic has many nutritionists who will prepare a proper diet suited to your needs. We have successful experiences of helping PCOS patients lose weight and overcome their condition. Come to us if you are overweight and have PCOS.

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