And by diet..i don’t mean one of those things where you restrict your food intake until you lose enough weight to satisfy yourself. By diet, i simply mean my diet, as in what i will be eating because what many people choose not to believe is the fact that DIETS DONT WORK. You can diet all you want, but if you go back to eating poorly afterwards, you will gain the weight back.
Instead of dieting, people need to realize that it is a permanent lifestyle change. You need to earn waking up every morning and liking who you are in the mirror. You cannot expect to just work for a period of time and then remain in that shape forever. In other words, you are what you eat. If you want to look good, you need to eat healthy.
In my weight loss plan, i want to up my intake of protein and healthy fats, and avoid all processed carbs and sugars at all costs. those two killers have proven to be terrible for pcos due to insulin resistance, and often are the cause of weight gain.
My current metabolic rate is 2148 (calculated at webmd.com), which means that my body burns 2148 calories a day. Eating 2148 calories a day would maintain my weight, but in order to lose weight (according to webmd), i should take out 500 calories a day, making my new caloric maximum intake around 1600 calories a day.
foods not to eat with PCOS:
- sugary desserts
- soft drinks/sports drinks
- refined carbs
- processed grains
- foods with a high glycemic index
foods i am going to stay away from:
- ice cream (very high in cholesterol)
- all fried foods
- anything with saturated/trans fat
Foods i am going to eat more of
- green tea
- mono/polyunsaturated fats (found in most nuts)
And a set of guidelines for myself:
- no eating after 8pm (sleeping on a full stomach is bad news)
- always eat breakfast
- 8 hours of sleep