WHY DIETS DON’T WORK FOR PCOS (POLYCYSTIC OVARIAN SYNDROME)
- September 28, 2020 at 10:10am
- by Dr. Vishwas Patel
- YOUR GENES
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- HIGH INSULIN LEVELS
Women with PCOS may have higher insulin levels. Insulin is a growth hormone that promotes fat storage and weight gain. It also intensifies carbohydrate cravings.
- SLOWER METABOLISM
PCOS women can lose weight on a very low calorie diet. But, this slows down the metabolism even more. When more food is consumed, weight gain can occur.
- INCREASED APPETITE
In some women with PCOS, the hormones that help us feel hungry aren’t working. Along with high insulin, this could explain why you feel hungry all the time.
- FOOD OBSESSION
Dieting has been proven to cause obsession with food and weight. This is how your body tells you that it needs more nutrition and it won’t stop until you get it.
- POOR SELF ESTEEM
Diets can initially provide weight loss but usually result in weight gain. This can make you feel like a failure and may lead to eating disorders like binge eating.
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