PCOS treatment mainly focuses on managing your individual concerns such as infertility, excess hair growth, acne, or obesity. Your doctor may recommend lifestyle changes for weight loss; losing just five percent of your body weight may improve your condition. Losing weight can also increase the effectiveness of any medications your doctor prescribes, and help with infertility.
Exercising regularly can have great benefits for those with PCOS. Furthermore, eating a healthy, balanced diet is essential. Some foods to enjoy regularly include
- Colorful fruits and vegetables
- Sources of lean protein such as chicken breast, turkey, fish, low-fat dairy, and legumes
- Whole grains
- Healthy fats from sources such as olive oil, nuts, and seeds.
While those are some foods you should eat, there are also many foods you should avoid as well if you struggle with PCOS. Some of these include
- Processed meats
- Trans fats
- Refined carbohydrates
- White sugar
- Fast foods
- Processed foods
Although these can be great avenues to start on a path towards a holistically healthier life, always talk to your doctor before exploring alternative treatment options.
We wish you all the best on your healing journey!