Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Facts about PCOS!

Everything I found is very good advice, and I hope to change my everyday lifestyle! Having a baby is my dream being a mother would make me so happy! A baby should be enough motivation. With my great support system, I believe i can do this!

The Tell-Tale Signs of PCOS

If you are suffering with PCOS it's more than likely you will experience some or most of these symptoms. Losing weight is my ultimate goal to help with my pcos and becoming fertile again.
  • You have problems losing weight and you gain weight easily
  • You have fertility problems
  • You don’t ovulate
  • You have menstrual problems or irregular periods
  • You have ovarian cysts
  • You have pelvic pain
  • You have increased facial hair
  • You experience male pattern hair growth
  • You have skin pigmentation
  • You have acne and oily skin
  • You crave sugary foods
  • You have a decreased interest in sex
  • You constantly feel tired and lethargic
  • You feel down-in-the-dumps and even depressed
  • You have an underactive thyroid gland

Foods I should start avoiding
Food #1: Sweets
Refined sugar causes elevated levels of insulin. If you have PCOS, avoid desserts and candy because they contain large quantities of sugar.
Food #2: Soft Drinks
Sports drinks and soft drinks that have high sugar content will increase your insulin level. Avoid all drinks with added sugars. 
Food #3: White Bread
White bread also has a high glycemic index, which increases insulin levels. If you have PCOS, replace white breads with unprocessed, whole grains in moderation.
Food #4: White Rice
White rice should be replaced with brown rice or whole grain pastas, which have lower glycemic indexes. When possible, choose complex, unrefined carbohydrates instead of refined carbohydrates to decrease your insulin levels

PCOS Diet Guidelines

1. Balance your daily protein with equal amount carbohydrates

2. Eat low glycemic index foods

 4. Eat 5 meals a day


  • Breakfast (right away, when you wake up): 2 eggs scrambled with spinach + 1/2 cup oatmeal
  • Snack: Protein shake with organic milk, banana and spirulina
  • Lunch: Organic Turkey sandwich on whole grain bread with carrot sticks and hummus on the side
  • Dinner: Organic chicken with steamed broccoli and half a yam
  • Snack (less than an hour before bed): organic yogurt with granola and 1/2 teaspoon spirulina
 5. Eat essential fatty acids daily

6. Exercise 30 min. 5 days a week ( i have PLENTY of time to do this, just need motivation to do it) 

 7. Eat Organic (dont think i'll switch to all organic,but eating better i will def. try my best)

8. Quit Coffee ( good thing i am not a coffee drinker)

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