LAST UPDATED: Jan. 10, 2021, 1:42 p.m.
NEW DELHI (DIVYA SAINI): Weight gain is the major cause of polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) which increases the insulin resistance in the body. About a small weight loss can help improve the insulin resistance, hormone levels, menstrual cycles, fertility etc. The first symptom of PCOS is increased body fat. Managing blood sugar and energy storage in your body is essential to cure PCOS.
Tips to lose PCOS body weight:
1. Reduce Your Carb Intake
Reducing the carb consumption helps to manage the PCOS as carbs can reduce the insulin levels, which increases the blood sugar levels of your body. Women with PCOS have insulin resistance, which is the condition when your cells stop the effects of the insulin.
2. Get Plenty of Fiber
Fiber is great for your stomach health as it helps in healthy digestion and weight loss in women with PCOS. Higher fiber also helps to maintain the blood sugar levels by lowering the insulin resistance which leads to healthy weight loss.
3. Eat Enough Protein
Protein has many health benefits as it helps to stabilize the blood sugar levels by making you feel full for longer period. It also reduces the cravings by managing hunger hormones, which ultimately helps you burn more calories.
4. Exercise Regularly
Exercise is a healthy activity not only to maintain a healthy weight, but also for great skin and overall health. The women suffering from PCOS must practice more exercise, as they tend to lose less fat than the other women with no health problems.
Weight training is very healthy to aid PCOS and reduces testosterone and blood sugar levels.
5. Get Enough Sleep
Sleep is essential for healthy soul, mind and body. If you have PCOS, you may definitely experience sleep disturbances, including excessive daytime sleepiness, sleep apnea, and insomnia. However, lack of sleep increases urge to eat more, which increases the body weight, that is associated with PCOS.
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