Friday, January 9, 2009

PCOS AND WEIGHT LOSS - PART II

Best Diet for PCOS

While there is no known cause for PCOS, genetics are thought to be involved. What is known is that PCOS accompanies insulin resistance in most cases. Insulin is also a hormone that regulates the amount of sugar in the bloodstream. Therefore, dietary intervention characteristics of a diabetic eating plan is an extremely effective diet for PCOS.

Low Glycemic Index Diet
Two types of carbohydrates exist: simple and complex. Simple carbohydrates are mainly food products made with refined white flour. These types of foods are rapidly digested by the body, which leads to sudden increase in blood sugar and therefore identified as high glycemic food. When insulin is not working effectively as in PCOS sufferers, blood sugar has the potential to remain dangerously high if a high glycemic food or meal is consumed. On the other hand, complex carbohydrates contain appreciative amounts of fiber.

It is the fiber content in the food item that slows the digestive release into the bloodstream, hence offering limited, gradual amounts of sugar to the blood. In this way, the insulin reaction is not as necessary, since these low glycemic foods do not demand its function. A diet, such as a Glycemic Index Diet, for PCOS includes an abundance of fiber-rich foods, including whole grain products and low glycemic fruits and vegetables.

MY POINT :-
- PILIH COMPLEX CARBS - SENANG NAK INGAT , BUKAN DIHASILKAN DARI TEPUNG WARNA PUTIH..HEHEHE
- WHITE CARBS - HIGH GI , COMPLEX CARBS - LOW GI
- FIBER RICH , WHOLEGRAIN , FRUITS N VEGGIE..MAKAN MAKAN MAKAN ..

Anti-Inflammatory Diet
Inflammation in the body tends to exacerbate insulin resistance. For this reason, a suitable diet for PCOS is the Inflammation-Free Diet Plan that is void of food items that cause an inflammatory response. Foods high in simple carbohydrates, saturated fats, and trans fat are best eliminated for a suitable diet for PCOS. Besides choosing high fiber foods, unsaturated oils are good choices too. A similar approach to meal planning as suggested by the Mediterranean-type diet with its unsaturated olive oil, fatty fish, olives, and fresh produce is beneficial for persons with PCOS.

MY POINT :-
- REDUCE FAT , SATURATED AND TRANS
- HIGH FIBER ( AGAIN ) , UNSATURATED OILS , FATTY FISH


Reduced Calorie Diet
Weight loss of just five to ten percent of body weight, if weight status is an issue, produces a significant positive effect in insulin function and PCOS symptoms. By reducing calories and using more calories with physical activity, weight loss occurs. Keeping a food diary is a key starting point for assessing current caloric intake. From this data, small changes in food choices and portion sizes can be made to begin lowering caloric intake

MY POINT :-

- PENGURANGAN 5-10% BODY WEIGHT AKAN MENAMPAKKAN KESAN PD PSKT PCOS.
- KURANGKAN KALORI MAKANAN , BAKAR KALORI DENGAN EKSESAIS AND LOSE WEIGHT
- KEEP A FOOD DIARY

Yes , it's harder to lose weight if u have PCOS.But we still can lose weight . It will be slower than a normal person , but still, hardwork and determination is a key ;)


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