PCOD is one of the leading reasons for obesity, infertility and irregular menstrual cycles. Though women across the globe suffer from this disorder, treatment for each woman might vary.
At Health Total, we design a treatment based on a woman’s specifications. These specifications refer to her body type, genetic functions, medical background and taste preference. Our herbs, food plan, and another aspect of the treatment first understand a person’s medical and personal requirement, and then help her treat PCOD. Listed below, are few tips that our health experts say might help you stay healthy during PCOD.
Choose better fats
Too much-saturated fat in the diet can lead to weight gain, high blood pressure, and high cholesterol. Limit foods that contain saturated fats. Instead of these bad fats, choose smaller amounts of healthy unsaturated fats, which are found in vegetable oils like virgin coconut and olive oil, avocado, and nuts. Aim for a total of 30 to 45mL of healthy fats each day.
Eating more fibre can help maintain blood sugar levels and lower your cholesterol. Plus, fibre helps make you feel full, so you tend to eat less. This can help with weight control. Aim for 21 to 25 grams per day.
Here are some high-fibre foods to try:
- Fruit – especially pears and oranges
- Vegetables – especially peas, spinach, and broccoli
- Whole grains – such as oats, brown rice, whole wheat, and barley
- Legumes – such as lentils, chickpeas, soybeans, and kidney beans
- Cereals made with wheat bran or whole grain oats
- Nuts and seeds – such as almonds, flax, and sunflower seeds
Similar to fibre, protein also helps you feel full for longer, so you will eat less. This is a great way to help control your weight. Make sure that you have some protein at every meal and snack like egg fish or try vegetarian options such as legumes, soy or a quarter cup of nuts or seeds. Milk and low-fat yogurt are also good sources of protein.
Foods to limit
Some foods cause weight gain if you eat them often. Choose fewer foods that are high in sugar, salt, refined flour and fat such as:
- White rice, pasta or bread
- Baked goods
- Regular soda
- Candy and chocolate
- Salty snacks
Try to get at least 2 ½ hours of exercise each week. Start with 10 minutes of activity and work up to longer times as your body adjusts. Even if you don’t lose weight, exercise can help control your blood sugar and cholesterol levels and lower your risk for heart disease and diabetes.
Although these simple tips can help you stay healthy during PCOD, for a more specialized and customized plan with Integrated Approach to resolve PCOD, weight and allied health issues, get in touch with us on 1-800-843-0206.
Watch out what one of our clients has to say about our PCOD Health Plan.
“I always thought a PCOD diet would keep me starving and ask me to go for a rigorous gym session. But, I was surprised when the health experts at Health Total gave me a proper food plan that was planned exactly according to my body and taste preference. I was happy that I could eat meals at regular intervals with very little restriction. In spite of going through various treatment, I failed to see any difference in my PCOD issue but I am happy that I have Health Total with me.” – Rini Bhattacharya from Pune.
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