Important Quotes from Karen Roush!


while i will go into detail about certain tips that ive found very useful, i also just want to write down some quotes from the book, as they can be helpful without needing further explanation. if you have any extra time, i would recommend picking up this book, its a quick [120 pages] and easy read that really helps you understand all the aspects of PCOS..again the book is called “What Nurses Know…PCOS” By Karen Roush

“losing as little as 5 to 7 percent of your body weight can lessen many of the symptoms of PCOS” 

“losing weight isnt easy, and there is some evidence that for women with PCOS its even more difficult than for others. Many women with PCOS have a higher than normal level of insulin in their blood, and insulin promotes the storage of fat”

“Its the decrease in calories, not the composition of the died that leads to weight loss in all types of diets”

“you should have no more than 30% of your caloric intake come from fats”

“Several cities – New York, Boston, and Philadelphia, to name just three – have banned the use of trans fats in restaurant foods, and others are in the process of doing so”

“Vegetable proteins are better than animal proteins (meat): they have a positive effect on cholesterol levels and have been shown to lower blood pressure in people with high blood pressure”

“in women with PCOS, exercise raises SHBG –  the higher your SHBG, the lower your testosterone. Exercise also reduces insulin resistance”

“One final word: patience. lifestyle changes require persistence. it will take time to reverse symptoms, and you may not see any real differences for months. But stick with it and improvement will come”





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