How to Get Pregnant with PCOS
(Krubong, Melaka, Malaysia)
My weight has been increasing rapidly after married … from 59 kg to 70 kg within 9 month..my doctor told me to lose my weight but it seems too hard to manage my weight because I have PCOS..even I always eat only 1 bowl of rice per day and eat lots of vegetables.
Can you help me?Answer:
With polycystic ovarian syndrome, diet is very important especially when it comes to choosing food with low glycemic index.
Certain carbohydrates are capable of increasing blood sugar quite dramatically after you eat them, which in turn increase insulin levels.
The degree to which carbohydrates increase blood sugar levels within 3 hours after a meal is called glycemic index. This has been measured in different foods.
It is important to understand that
Rice can have high glycemic index if eaten on its own. It is best to combine it with fiber, healthy fats or protein. This will cause a less drastic blood sugar increase. I would consider never to eat rice alone.
Healthy oils are flax seed oil, olive oil and coconut butter.
I would recommend having rice with protein, because rice alone may increase your blood glucose.
Think about chickpeas, lentils and other legumes as well as vegetables.
Make sure you are consuming the correct amount of calories every day. If you do not and are eating less, you will put your metabolism into starvation mode, which will hold on to fat and make it hard for you to lose weight.
Try to eat small meals frequently and have a little bit of protein with every meal.
Exercise is also very important, but do not over do it!
Consider having a 30 minute walk every day, especially in the evening if you can. Consider doing fertility yoga to help you relax and to support your endocrine system.
Herbal remedies can also really help maintain a good hormonal balance within your body. I would recommend taking Maca with your meals.
Supplementing your diet with Maca
significantly improved glucose tolerance by lowering glucose levels in the blood.
Studies have shown how Maca also increases stamina because it supports the adrenal glands. This will give you more energy to follow a good exercise program.
I hope this helps you get started.