Dealing with PCOS – important diet and exercise tips – TheHealthSite

Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) brings with it a number of health issues for women. In PCOS, there are at least twelve or more follicular cysts produced in each ovary, every month. The ovum is not released from the ovary resulting in anovulation, and there is a high level of testosterone or androgen secreted by the ovaries. From weight gain to acne, hirsuitism to menstrual irregularities, PCOS affects women in different ways. The good news is, with proper diet and exercise, PCOS can be effectively managed. Riz Sunny, founder of the popular YouTube channel My Bollywood Body tells us some important tips to consider if you have PCOS.

How can PCOS be treated?
In the most benign cases, the doctor would recommend the patient to lose at least 10% of their body fat through a combination of medication provided by the doctor and exercise and diet.

What diet should a person suffering from PCOS follow?
The following diet is recommended for someone suffering from PCOS. I would recommended staying away from starchy foods and eat of lot of vegetables. The patient is expected to take protein and carbohydrates equivalent to their body weight. Say suppose a woman is 100kg. Then they should eat 100 grams of protein and carbs each and 10% of their body weight in sugars and fats. 1 gram of protein and carbohydrates contains 4 calories each, 1 gram of sugar contains 4.2 calories and 1 gram of fat contains 9 calories. So a person weighing 100 kilos is expected to take 932 calories in a day.
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What about exercise for PCOS?
I would recommend not to get on any exercise equipments like treadmill and elliptical and rather work out using your body since it important to sweat. Check out our hundred day workout for women with PCOS in the video below.

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Published: October 17, 2017 6:45 pm

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