Do you ever feel bombarded with messages from the media telling you that "xyz" food is bad for you? One day eggs are good for you, the next day they are bad for your heart. You need to eat more spinach, less fat, more protein, less sugar... So what's the bottom line? It all boils down to the fact that what you DO eat is more important than what you DON'T eat.
Start From Scratch
Through my coaching programs and book, Freedom from PCOS, I focus A LOT on nutrition and the foods that will naturally help you achieve hormonal balance and reverse symptoms associated with PCOS and insulin resistance.
If you're a proud owner of Freedom from PCOS, then at some point you should receive my "Constructing an Effective Meal Plan" worksheet that helps you map out your personal meal plan so you can see results more quickly. For everyone else, I'll map it out for you...
The best way to figure out what you should be eating to live up to your highest health potential is to start from scratch. Sit down with a pad of paper and a pen and follow these simple steps.
First, write down everything that you currently eat. This may take awhile, but you will be able to see that if you’re not where you want to be health-wise, you’re probably eating a lot of empty calories (empty calories mean that the food has little nutritional value, so it has lots of calories that do not serve you). I’ve personally struggled with Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome and insulin resistance, and this is one of the best exercises I’ve ever done to improve my condition (though, most women aren't willing to do this tedious, but TREMENDOUSLY effective exercise).
The U.S. government recommends that you eat between 5 to 10 fruits and vegetables every day. This recommendation is a great one and it has helped dozens of people lose weight and become healthier. The beautiful part to this is that once you start piling on the fruits and veggies, your plate (and stomach capacity) has no room left for the extra junk you used to eat! Fruit and vegetables are naturally filling, and when combined with lean protein, you’re satisfied and energized.
*Side Note: Do NOT be afraid to eat fruit if you have insulin resistance. It is not bad for you. On the contrary, fruit contains essential vitamins and nutrients that promote a healthy body.
You should also add other essential carbohydrates such as grains in the form of brown rice, quinoa, barley and buckwheat. These carbohydrates are so good for you and give you natural energy, while helping shed unwanted body fat!
The easiest way to know if a food will benefit you is to identify whether or not it’s whole. Whole means it hasn’t really been tampered with – spinach is whole, spinach maria is not.
Start over with your nutrition habits by throwing out all the junk that is causing mayhem in your health and replacing your home with whole, healthy foods. If you’re struggling with PCOS and insulin resistance, it’s time you took a direct approach to naturally overcome your condition by feeding your body the nutrients it so desperately desires.
Insulite Laboratories, a Boulder, Colorado USA based company, is committed to reversing Insulin Resistance – a potentially dangerous imbalance of blood glucose and insulin. Scientific research has revealed that polycystic disorder can be a primary cause of excess weight gain and obesity, plus Pre-Diabetes and Type 2 Diabetes. Insulin Resistance can also underlie the cluster of increased risk factors for cardiovascular damage called Metabolic Syndrome (Syndrome X) as well as PCOS (Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome).
Recognizing that there are millions of people who need help, Insulite Labs has designed what is considered the most effective systematic approach to reversing Insulin Resistance and these associated disorders. Insulite Laboratories is recognized world-wide for developing systems to address the underlying causes of Metabolic Syndrome, Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS), excess weight/obesity, pre-diabetes, and Type 2 Diabetes.
For more information about PCOS (Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome) and research links to the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) , PubMed Health, GenBank, and more, visit us at www.pcos.insulitelabs.com.
Good nutrition can reverse symptoms of PCOS