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PCOS and Making Changes to How You Eat

Posted on March 30, 2018

In the United States, as the science writer Gary Taubes says, breakfasts have become “lower-fat versions of dessert.” Sometimes a busy morning has us rushing out the door, and grabbing a quick bite without thinking about how much sugar is in the cereal bar, sugar, and cream in coffee or strawberry yogurt. According to experts, a typical adult should not eat more than 50 grams (or about 12 teaspoons) of added sugars per day, and closer to 25 is healthier.

Because of the role of insulin resistance in PCOS, myPCOSteam members often need to be aware of what they eat and the importance of exercise. Members share three strategies that they have found to be helpful to eat (and still enjoy breakfast):

Strategy 1 — Eat protein at breakfast. Members say that making protein a part of breakfast keeps them full until lunchtime.

Strategy 2 — Eat more vegetables and fruit. Including vegetables and fruit helps start the day right.

Strategy 3 — Eat smaller portions. Eating smaller portions works for some members.

What do you enjouy for breakfast? Go to myPCOSteam today and start the conversation. You'll be surprised just how many others may share similar stories.

Feel free to ask a question here.

Posted on March 30, 2018

A myPCOSteam Member

I've started eating Overnight Oats and it has helped me to stay full longer. I also try to not eat after 7pm.

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