We all look for easy solutions for our ailments, and if we find a diet that can make a difference, all the better. Here are some tips on how to manage insulin resistance if you have PCOS (Polycystic Ovary Syndrome).
If you’re living with PCOS, consider the PCOS Diet Plan, which has helped women since 2010. It was last updated in 2017 to reflect the latest evidence-based research.
This lifestyle approach to PCOS was developed to help women improve their fertility, reduce weight gain and lessen the risks associated with diabetes.
It is also about knowledge. It’s only been since the 1990s that the connection between insulin resistance and PCOS was made. And the role of insulin resistance, leading to weight gain, has slowly been recognized through research as a driver of polycystic ovary syndrome.
Understanding this link is very important because PCOS is a complex disease that may lead to Type 2 Diabetes and Non-alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease, as well as posing complications of conception and pregnancy
Of course, the approach is more focused on the lifestyle aspect of managing PCOS, which includes food choices and physical activity.
As you know by now, these are the key components necessary to address the insulin resistance, and it’s behind many of the complications faced by women with Polycystic Ovary Syndrome.
It’s in the best interest of women who have PCOS to focus on the greater effect that insulin resistance has in producing the unwanted, hard-to-manage symptoms, and the best way for them to get relief and regain a sense of balance in their lives.
PCOS is a collision between the regulation of blood sugar and the reproductive hormones.
Helping women understand how insulin resistance interacts with their hormones, takes the focus away from weight, and helps them focus on strategies to improve their insulin resistance.
The 3 issues that affect women with PCOS, right from the start, are confusion, frustration, and motivation. So, as I always urge you, the answers lie in approaching your health from a position of knowledge and understanding.
Feeling overwhelmed and stressed out limits your ability to improve your health.
- You could be facing issues like acne that you didn’t even have as a teenager, uncontrollable weight gain, or being unable to get pregnant.
Gaining insight into the reasons behind this complex medical condition, you’ll be in a better place to cut your risk of developing diabetes, and when ready, to improve your chances of conceiving.
Coming Up: Part 2- A Holistic Lifestyle Approach to Managing PCOS.