In the first of a three-part series about weight loss struggles and PCOS, I talk about the foundations.
Are you struggling to lose weight with PCOS?
By adjusting your diet, training, and supplements, you can make a significant difference to your weight loss efforts.
The following factors need to be considered
🔸insulin resistance- improve body metabolism of glucose
🔸Vitamin D deficiency – 67-85% of women living with PCOS have vitamin D deficiency. Vitamin D deficiency can make PCOS symptoms like insulin resistance and menstrual irregularities worse.
🔸Control appetite and cravings. More likely to snack and binge
How to improve the above?
✅Maintain a calorie deficit.
✅Lower the % of carbs. Roughly 30% of total calorie intake, opt for low Gi carbs where possible
✅Prioritise foods high in protein and fibre to control your appetite.
✅Prioritise training with weights to improve insulin sensitivity
✅Introducing intermittent fasting can help improve insulin sensitivity
✅Consuming carbs around your training can also improve insulin sensitivity
Part 2 will focus on PCOS symptoms.