Pcos And Diabetes Diet

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Pcos Diet: What To Eat And What To Avoid

Polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) is a medical condition that can lead to some harmful health effects in women. Women who have PCOS tend to suffer from hormonal imbalances. The overproduction of hormones in women living with PCOS can cause small cysts to develop in their ovaries. The ovarian cysts associated with PCOS may not be harmful themselves, but PCOS can lead to other negative side effects. Problems, such as irregular periods, difficulty conceiving, and changes in your appearance can develop due to hormonal changes caused by PCOS. If left untreated, women with PCOS may also be at a greater risk for: Diabetes Heart disease High blood pressure Endometrial cancer Through PCOS clinical studies, the professional research teams at Avail Clinical Research are constantly striving to improve our medical knowledge of PCOS and how to treat it. Fortunately, for women who suffer from PCOS, you can help manage your symptoms by making certain dietary and lifestyle changes. Not only will this help control your PCOS symptoms, but it can also lower your risk for other health issues as well. Why is My Diet Important to My PCOS? Diet should always be an important factor to consider for anyone Continue reading >>

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  1. pecklez

    I was diagnosed with PCOS/insulin resistance 15 years ago and have been cutting carbohydrates to loose weight on and off ever since. The reason I decided to try this diet is because I have grown tired of high protein, low carbohydrate diets, and the feeling of deprivation they give me, so I was hoping this strategy of eating would allow me the variety I crave in my diet. I’m also very social and hate to be the girl who can’t eat the cake at every party. If I do the 5:2 fasting, do I still need to cut carbs on non fast days to see weight loss?

  2. Clare

    Hi pecklez, a sense of constant deprivation gets a bit depressing can definitely chip away at your will power to persist with a diet! In answer to your question about cutting carbs on the non fast days, as a rule reduce them if you can, but dont worry about the odd indulgences. In terms of indulgence, it is Ok to use a bit of healthy fat, like olive oil, to help make food more palatable eg in dressings for salads etc. Fat has little effect on insulin resistance as it is metabolised differently. Do keep let us know how you get on. Your insulin resistance associated with Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome is likely to respond well to intermittent fasting. Hopefully other associated symptoms will improve too. All the best and I hope this diet works for you. Clare, Mike’s wife (I’m also a GP)

  3. pecklez

    Ok. Thank you for the clarification Clare. I will keep you posted.

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