Successful PCOS weight loss absolutely is achievable, I promise. But, I’m not talking the ‘calories in, calories out’ model. This is simply a throw away line used by people who don’t understand PCOS, or really the human body. I’m certainly not saying overindulge each day, but looking at calories is so incredibly simplistic, and inaccurate.
I’d counted calories many years ago. I’d fallen in to the trap of thinking, ‘Well, if 1,400 calories per day is meant to work, why don’t I try 1,000… maybe even less’. I even, very scarily, remember as a teen thinking that if I just didn’t eat at all, I’d HAVE to loose weight. So I tried. You know what? I felt tired and hungry. And thank God, I didn’t last long at this. It made me realise how it could be a slippery slope to a serious eating disorder. What I learned over the many years of dieting, is that not only did this approach not work, it’s impossible to maintain, it’s unhealthy and it’s not an effective PCOS diet meal plan.
Don’t get me wrong, PCOS weight loss, where needed, is very important for women with this common syndrome. I’ve lost 26 kg and kept it off for years, and I’ve helped many other women with Polycystic Ovary Syndrome achieve significant and permanent, healthy fat loss. The Your Ideal Weight chapter in my bestselling book Conquer Your PCOS Naturally is dedicated to revealing how you can successfully achieve successful weight loss with PCOS, and it’s not based around calories! It helps to boost your fertility, improve your self esteem, balance your hormones, reduce acne an excessive hair growth, sky rocket your energy and so much more!
And there are lots of simple, easy tricks to help…
Here are 4 tips to help get your metabolism running better…
1. Make sure your thryroid is working well. Lack of selenium, magnesium, iodine and omega 3 will wreak havoc on your thyroid function. And many PCOS women suffer from hypothyroidism.
2. Drinking enough water can speed up the calories you burn with the right PCOS diet meal plan… And drinking your water on the rocks can apparently speed up your metabolism too…
3. Foods you can ADD to your foodplan to boost your metabolism include chili, green tea and more lean, organic protein like free range eggs and nuts, and fresh fish
4. Resistance training. Building muscle also builds your metabolism
Is it time to add some steps to your lifestyle to boost your PCOS weight loss? Maybe!
From PCOS to perfect health, with love,