I was once a vegetarian and plumped up a little! Lol now I know why, eating protein burns fat as it takes longer for our body to process. This is why Atkins and south beach diet work so well for most people....but not for pcos women! High in saturated fat it can course our bodies to keep storing it.
If you serve yourself a larger portion of lean, low fat protein in every meal and eat protein snacks, you will be looking trim much faster.
Tell yourself 'I am not on a diet!'
'i am eating healthy to become me again'
Right this is what you can do to prepare to start right away:
1. Throw out any carby high sat fat snacks.
2. Write yourself a shopping list with only your healthy foods and drinks
3. Shop and plan your meals for the week
4. Exercise at least 3 times a wk 30mins plus.
5. treat yourself in other ways, trip to the beauty salon or spa, shopping mall trip with friends or Luxurious beauty products.
4. Weigh and measure yourself weekly.
Lean protein choices:
Low fat turkey breast or mince
Fat free yogurt and fromage fraise
Extra light Philly
Extra light laughing cow triangles
Low fat turkey ham
Whey protein (maxitone)
Portions on a plate 40% Protein, 40% veg and 20% carbs.
Carbs such as sweet potato, rice, wholewheat pasta and wholemeal bread, known as low GI are best choices.
Poached egg and turkey bacon on a wholemeal slice of bread
Fat free yogurt and 3 brazil nuts
Big Chicken salad with fat free dressing
4 seafood sticks and celery dipped in a mini tub of extra light Philly or protein shake (maxitone) prior to exercise.
Turkey mince chilli with aubergine, courgettes, onion and pepper and 2 table spoons of brown rice.
Cottage cheese with pineapple
This should fill you up if your still hungry a good thing to have prepared is sugar free jelly/jello in the fridge. I rotate my flavours raspberry, lime, orange etc you won't get bored of it then.
Try to see how your body changes by making these adjustments.
Big no no's!
Roast White potatoes, chips etc. Potato is like a sponge and soaks up all the fat! You can roast sweet potato in 1 cal spray olive oil with herbs or cut them into chips.
Cheese, too high in saturated fat for pcos women, stick to extra light Philly. You will thank me for it if you eat hard cheese daily, your skin will become clear and your waistline smaller just for cutting this product out of your diet.
Pork sausages omg the amount of saturated fat in one sausage is more than a pcos women should have in a day! I only ate the odd grilled sausage for a cooked breakfast, but my dietitian Told me to cut them out completely! I now eat turkey or veggi sausages if I fancy a grilled breakfast, such a big difference in the amount of fat and calories.
I hope this helps you like it has me. I wish I knew all about pcos and food long ago!
Good luck :)