An Ideal PCOS Low Carb Diet Plan


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PCOS is polycystic ovary syndrome. It is a hormonal disorder that is common amongst women of reproductive age. Women with this disorder have infrequent or prolonged menstrual periods. Some of them may also have excess male hormone levels. The ovaries may develop numerous small collections of fluid and fail to release eggs regularly. 

If you are someone diagnosed with PCOS, you should eat a low carb diet. A low carb diet has shown proven results in curing the PCOS to some extent and helping in getting a woman pregnant. A low-carb diet can reverse PCOS. It has shown signs of improving fertility rates and also alleviating some other symptoms of PCOS such as weight gain.

PCOS Low Carb Diet

Monday

A bowl of salad

Breakfast – Fried eggs cooked in butter with sauteed green vegetables

Lunch – Vegetable burger topped with cheese, mushrooms, avocado dip and other vegetables. Just avoid the bun. You can increase your quantity of vegetables or take a vegetable salad along with the meal.

Dinner – Pork chops with green beans cooked in coconut oil.

Tuesday

A plate of food

Breakfast – mushroom omelet

Lunch – Salad containing tomatoes, tuna, celery and other green vegetables.

Dinner – Roast chicken with sauteed broccoli and cream sauce.

Wednesday

Breakfast – 2 bellpeppers stuffed with eggs and cheese. You can, alternatively, have an omelet of 2 eggs topped with cheese and bell peppers.

Lunch – Arugula salad with hard-boiled eggs, avocado, turkey and blue cheese.

Dinner – Grilled salmon and spinach cooked in coconut oil

Thursday

Breakfast – Full-fat yogurt along with a keto granola bar.

Lunch – Steak bowl with cheese, herbs, cauliflower rice, avocado and salsa

Dinner – Bison steak with broccoli topped with cheese.

Friday

Breakfast – Baked avocado egg boats

Lunch – Caesar salad along with chicken

Dinner – Pork chops with vegetables

Saturday

Breakfast – Cauliflower toast along with avocado and cheese

Lunch – Bunless salmon burgers along with pesto sauce

Dinner – Meatballs along with zoodles (zucchini noodles) and a dash of parmesan cheese.

Sunday

Breakfast – Coconut milk pudding topped with chia seeds and coconuts and walnuts. You can use honey instead of sugar for sweetening.

Lunch – Cobb salad made with hard-boiled eggs, avocado, cheese, turkey and greens.

Dinner – Coconut chicken curry.

Conclusion

This low-carb diet plan will help reverse the side effects of PCOS. By changing the amount, the body can respond to insulin. There are high levels of androgens present in a woman’s blood who has PCOS. There are other features such as cysts on the ovaries and irregular menstruation that also occur. Such women have high levels of testosterone in their blood, making it difficult to conceive. 

The more glucose these women have in their bodies, the more insulin is released to move it into the cells. Because of high levels of insulin in their blood, the cells become resistant to the effects of insulin. The body tries to compensate by releasing more and more insulin into the blood. As carbohydrates are the main dietary sources of insulin, the more carbohydrates one consumes, the more insulin is released. Anyone who is insulin resistant is more prone to getting PCOS. Insulin resistance is the main reason for high testosterone levels found in women with PCOS. 

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