Can you really eat heartily and lose weight at the same time? And even better, keep those kg’s you’ve lost as simply a historical blip on your body’s health history?
It’s so hard for women with Polycystic Ovary Syndrome to lose weight… isn’t it?
Let me share my story.
I tried almost everything to lose weight! I exercised like a crazy woman, I’d play 5 games of netball some nights. Starving, well virtually. I figured if I hardly ate the weight would have to drop of, right? If only I’d known this starving thing was messing with my hormones and my muscles and making it even harder to shift those unwanted pounds.
I know..! My cousin told me about a friend of hers that started on this strong weight loss pill from her doctor. I’ll try than next, it’s got to work. Well, the 3 weeks I managed to stay on these terrible things I experienced the most horrendous mood swings, a constant natter in my head, and depressing unhappiness seeped down to the core of my bones. The only thing I almost lost was my now husband. I vowed never to try this approach again.
After 3 1/2 years at a stable weight and having lost more than 20kg, I can tell you these hit and miss, short term approaches are not ideal for you, your body and your hormones. Even when you do manage to lose weight, without the right structures, mindset and foods in place, 87% of people put the weight right back on, with interest.
But there are always ‘cheats’, things that can make your PCOS weight loss journey faster, easier and more fun. So, back to the headline of this story. Can you eat yourself slender?
A recent study in the journal ‘Clinical Science‘ revealed that when you eat is important.
They found that when women with PCOS ate the biggest meal of their day at breakfast followed by smaller meals throughout the day, they “increased ovulation rate. In lean PCOS women, a high caloric intake at breakfast with reduced intake at dinner results in improved insulin sensitivity indices and reduced cytochrome P450c17? activity, which ameliorates hyperandrogenism and improves ovulation rate. Meal timing and distribution should be considered as a therapeutic option for women with PCOS.”
This means that when you alter when you eat, you can more easily reach a sexier silhouette!
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