Tips for PCOS Sufferers
Polycystic Ovary Syndrome isn’t a nice condition but the good news is that you can keep the symptoms more or less completely at bay. Here are some tips to help you:
Lose weight if you’re overweight by cutting your intake to 1,500 calories per day.
Eat regular meals (but don’t pile your plate), and have a couple of small snacks during the day. Don’t let yourself get hungry.
Follow a low-GI (Glycaemic Index) diet by substituting low-GI carbs for the high-GI ones (see the following section).
Keep the fat level down in your diet, and cut down particularly on saturated and trans fats (including fatty meat, butter, cakes, pastry and biscuits).
Use as little salt as possible and look at the labels of processed food to try to keep below 6 grams of salt a day.
Eat at least five helpings of fruit and veg every day.
Get some physical activity every day. Half an hour is great, but an hour is even better to help keep your weight under control.
Enjoy a variety of food, but keep it healthy.
Enjoy your true friends and family, and keep them close to you!