Posted by Chantel Martiromo, Article By Kyle J. Norton
Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome is defined physically as
endocrinologic diseases caused by undeveloped follicles clumping on the
ovaries that interferes with the function of the normal ovaries as
resulting of enlarged ovaries, leading to hormone imbalance( excessive
androgen), resulting in male pattern hair development, acne, irregular
period or absence of period, weight gain and effecting fertility. It
effects over 5% of women population or 1 in 20 women.
Since the polyscystic syndrome is caused by insulin sensitive, leading
to male pattern of unwanted hair as a result of overproduction of
testosterone, weight loss has become one of very important factor. Some
researchers found that even with only 5-10% of weight low will improve
the chance of fertility up to 25%. How can you lose weight and
maintain healthy body for conception ?
I. What is macro nutrients
We have discuss macro nutrients in details in one of the fertility diet article, in this article, we will briefly do over it.
carbohydrate is defined as simple sugar and complex sugar where you can find them abundantly in food and vegetable
a) Simple sugar
It contains food with no more than 2 simple sugar connected together. It can be release quickly into your bloodstream.
b) Complex carbohydrate
contains food with long chain of simple sugar connected together,
because most of them contain high amount of fiber. Foods will be
digested slowly and sugars are released slowly into your bloodstream.
is important in building our body tissues. Its function is to carry
out most of the reactions involved in metabolism and DNA replication,
DNA repair, and transcription, therefore, it is important element in
preparing for the growth of the bady once you are pregnant.
besides is essential for digestive system in absorbing several types
of vitamins, and in maintaining healthy skin, hair, body temperature
and healthy call growth, it also can be stored as energy through its
component of glycerol. Not all fats are
bad, by choosing more good fat and limited intake of the bad one, you
are ensure yourself for a healthy pregnancy. Fats include
saturated fat, transfat, monosaturated fat and polyunsaturated fat.
II. What is Glycemic index?
index is a guide or table which rates all carbohydrates according to
how fast they release glucose into the blood stream. The fastest
release one has a high GI index. It it prefer to take only foods with
low GI index than high one, if you want to lose weight.
III. Types of diet for weight loss
women with PCOs are likely overweight or obese according to BMI index.
Since most diet plan is easy said the done, it requires the endurance
of the participant and determination of the participant. Imagining
"losing some weights in exchange for a healthy baby", I believe you
should have no problem to do it.
1. Complex carbohydrate, low protein and only unsaturated fat diet
is the one which I have made for my diabetic friends, it works well
for her. The plan not only help to stabilize her blood sugar, but also
maintain her weight within the normal range of BMI index. If you would
like to try, please first consult with your doctor.
a) No Simple sugar
Only eat vegetables (prefer rainbow colors), nuts, seeds and limited
intake of fruits containing high amount of sugar such as melon. Fruits
only should be eaten as soon as after each meal.
b) Limited intake of
protein to 1/3 of the amount of carbohydrate. Meat must be lean
(prefer chicken breast) and eat together with vegetables and fruits to
even further delay the release of sugar.
c) Only use unsaturated fat as toping. Stirring is allowed with occasional fried foods and others.
Drink at least 8 cups of pure water and milk ( prefer one cup of green
tea and a cup of morning coffee with no sugar and a little bit milk).
Since vegetables contain high amount of fiber, drinking more water can
e) 1/4 table spoon of cinnamon in the morning.
It is said that cinnamon stimulates the production of insulin and
regulates the blood sugar in the blood stream.
The diet works well
for my wife in maintaining the healthy weight and stabilizing and
lowering the blood sugar. Since she does not have PCOs and problem of
infertility, it is for your benefit to check with your doctor before
2. Low carbohydrate and high protein diet
This is a type of diet most recommended by dietitian for women with PCOs and wanted to get pregnant.
a) If you have symptoms of PCOs and absence of period, you must see your doctor before attempting any weight loss program.
b) If you have symptoms of PCOs and irregular menstrual period, this diet plan is helpful
low carbohydrate diet limits daily intake of amount of carbohydrate
and encourages you to take a high amount of protein without restricting
yourself to the amount of fat intake. With low levels of carbohydrate
in the body, you body needs to burn its fat stores for energy, leading
to weight loss and lowering the levels of insulin. In theory, it works
well for women with PCOs because by suppressing the levels of insulin,
it helps to improve ovulation and reduce the levels of testosterone. It
is also recommended that you also engage in moderate exercise to
increase blood flow to the pelvic region as well.
IV. Happy ending
stabilizing you blood sugar, it helps to balance the hormone
production and stop the symptoms of male growth pattern. It is said
that the diet have helped many women to lose enough weight for a
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