If you have been diagnosed with PCOS (also referred to as Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome Polycystic Ovarian Disease, or Polycystic Ovary Disease) and are overweight, it is important that you start a PCOS weigh loss diet plan.
With a healthy PCOS diet, you can relieve some of your symptoms, and possibly reverse the effects of PCOS disease.
A Healthy PCOS Diet
An underlying cause of PCOS is insulin resistance. A PCOS diet is a low gi diet that includes foods with low glycemic indexes, that decrease the body’s insulin resistance. The famous South Beach Diet is also healthy and helpful diet for PCOS patients.
These diets limit foods that have high glycemic indexes, such as refined sugar and processed carbohydrates, which raise blood sugar levels, cause the body to secrete excess insulin, and result in the storage of excess fat. Diets that are low in carbohydrates and refined sugars will help obese PCOS patients lose weight and reverse PCOS symptoms.
Low GI Foods
Foods with high glycemic indexes should be replaced with foods that have lower glycemic indexes such as whole grain breads, pastas, and rice.
Talk with your health care provider about a healthy PCOS diet and treatment plan for you.