At some point in their lifetime most woman experience weight gain. For women with Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), losing weight can be challenging. It has been reported that more than 60% of women who have PCOS are overweight.
PCOS happens when there is a hormone imbalance. Without this balance, a woman’s eggs don’t fully mature during ovulation causing cysts to develop in the ovaries. Other side effects include infertility, irregular periods, weight gain, acne, and unwanted body hair.
Because PCOS makes it more difficult for the body to use insulin, insulin resistance and excess sugar (glucose) in the bloodstream may develop. High insulin levels increase the production of male hormones or androgens. Androgens cause body hair, acne, irregular periods, and weight gain.
Women with PCOS normally experience weight gain around the abdomen. This type of fat, abdominal fat, is the most dangerous kind as it is associated with heart disease. PCOS sufferers are four to seven times more likely to have a heart attack. Besides heart disease, other risks of PCOS include diabetes type 2, high cholesterol, high blood pressure, and sleep apnea.
LOSING WEIGHT AND INCREASING EXERCISE CAN HELP
Lifestyle changes that include weight loss with a moderate exercise program and a proper eating regimen will help to establish a normal monthly cycle and reduce many of the listed symptoms.
Metabolic Balance” is a weight loss method that helps to correct these and other symptoms of PCOS. A custom nutrition program is created according to a person’s unique body chemistry, health history, and food preferences. The program is all about eating healthy and natural foods. There is a four-phase program to utilize the foods to best balance the metabolism. No supplements, meal replacements, shakes, bars, or injections are used.
A study recently published in The Journal of Nutrition and Metabolism demonstrated the effectiveness of metabolic balance” for weight loss which also has a positive effect on both health and quality of life.
WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR?
Look ahead to a new you. There are plans for weight loss, weight gain, better health, and a program just for athletes. Anyone is welcome to visit a group meeting to find out more, but please contact me to reserve a seat. Find out how to register for Metabolic Balance.®
Written by Myra Nissen, published in Solano Fit Magazine (see page 34), November 2013.
Copyright © 2013 –, Myra Nissen.
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