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    Diet for Weight Loss for PCOD and PCOS - Indian PCOS Weight Loss

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    Medically Reviewed by Dr. Deepika Tiwari - MBBS on 26 Jul 2018 - Written by Dr. Mala Raj - MBBS - Grammatically Approved by Dr. Kavita Jaggi Agrawal - MBBS

    Indian PCOS weight loss diet comprises of healthy foods such as cereals, oats, cornflakes, fresh fruit juices, salads, and leafy vegetables. You need to follow diet plan for weight loss to make sure that PCOS weight loss occurs successfully and heals the condition effectively.

    Know About PCOD

    PCOD or also known as PCOS (Polycystic Ovarian Disease or Syndrome) is a medical problem in women. It causes hormonal imbalance and affects ovulation. Adequate weight loss and having proper nutritious food in PCOD diet can balance the hormones and ovulation. In PCOD, Androgens, usually called male hormones are produced more than the female reproductive hormones- estrogens and progesterone. As a result, cysts are developed in the ovaries and they disturb the release of eggs. This is the main cause of infertility in women.

    In India, PCOD is very common. 5%-10% of the childbearing aged (15-44 years) women have this syndrome. PCOD can be treated medically but following certain diet plan can also work well. PCOD diet should be full of fibers, folic acids, proteins and green vegetables. Moreover, diet depends upon the type of body and its mechanism. In PCOD, hormonal imbalance causes various complications like irregular menstrual cycles, weight gain or loss, excessive hair growth and improper ovulation. During this, the eggs are produced with follicles which do not mature and block the release of eggs, too.

    PCOD diet should be treating this hormonal imbalance. In India, we have so much of naturally growing nutritional food that can help in treating PCOD. Overweight and improper eating habits elevate the problem of PCOD. Regular exercise and proper diet can regulate menstrual cycles and improve ovulation. As per the report of diet experts, many women have overcome this problem by simply losing some weight and following a healthy diet.

    PCOD, PCOD

    PCOD Diet

    1- The most important part to be taken care of is Glycaemic Index (GI). The pcod diet should contain food item that controls the increasing level of this glycaemic index. PCOD diet should have green vegetables and lots of protein rich food.

    2- Breakfast- The day should start with a healthy and nutritious food, especially for the one suffering with PCOD. For a healthy breakfast, cereals, cornflakes, wheat flakes, oats, milk with low fat and sprouted grams will be ideal. It will help in losing weight.

    3- Seasonal Fruits, grams, lahiya are some light snacks which can be taken throughout the day at regular intervals. They enhance the metabolism of the body by 30%.

    4- It is very important to include liquid food items in the diet. Low-fat milk and fresh fruit/vegetable juices are preferred for regulating menstrual cycles and eliminating fat from the body.

    5- Lunch- An ideal PCOD diet would have two vegetables (one has to be leafy), two roti (multigrain is preferable), curds, salads and must include protein rich food like pulses, rajma or beans.

    6- Tea Time- Green Tea has high anti-inflammatory property and so it can reduce the complications of PCOD. Beverages must not be taken empty stomach as they produce acidity.

    Indian diet for weight loss, Indian diet chart for weight loss

    6- Dinner- In PCOD, One bowl of fresh soup with a platter full of leafy salad will stimulate the proper functioning of the nervous system. It will reduce stress and anxiety as well. Dinner should be light and nutritious so that the next morning one should feel fresh and fit and light.

    EXCLUDE THESE FROM DIET IN PCOD

    • Carbonated drinks and Junk foods should be avoided completely. They increase the level of bad cholesterol and this leads into a rapid weight gain.
    • Dairy Products should not be included as they vitalize testosterone. In PCOD, Androgens are already stimulated and so the dairy products can have a negative impact. They can multiply the rate of imbalanced hormone. Avoid them.
    • Red meat should not be taken as it is a fat-rich food and will lower down the metabolism of the body. It can result in weight gain up to 50%.
    • Raw sugar, processed food, and additives to be completely excluded from diet in PCOD. They will lead to inflammation and complications in the treatment.
    • Alcohol and Excessive coffee must be kept out of menu. They adversely affect fertility in women and should not be a part of diet in PCOD.
    • With the follow-up of a proper diet, it is very important to exercise regularly. Exercises will help in burning calories which will maintain the weight. It will also regulate menstrual cycles and will help in proper ovulation.
    • Yoga and Meditation should be a part of daily routine. As per research, 24 million people in the US do yoga and are benefited.  It will help in releasing the toxics from the body. It will elevate the mind and body to a comfortable state.
     Time ParticularsFood Items
     8-9 AM BREAKFAST Cereals, Oats, Cornflakes, Fresh fruit juices
     12-2 PM LUNCH Multigrain or simple Atta roti, leafy vegetables, curd, Rajma-bean salad
     4-5 PM SNACKS Green tea with gram, lahiya
     8-9 PM DINNER Fresh soup with leafy salads

    Recommended Reads:

    Health Measures In PCOD

    PCOS or PCOD – Cause, Symptoms, Treatment And More

    Diet Chart For Period Cramps

    How to Get Pregnant with an Irregular Period

    Diet during IVF

    In all, following a healthy diet plan and maintaining weight is proven helpful in fighting with PCOD.

    Dr. Mala Raj

    Written by

    Laparoscopic Surgeon
    Chennai
    Dr. Mala Raj is an infertility specialist, obstetrician and gynecologist specializing in IVF, IUI, Reproductive Medicine and Gynecology Laparoscopy procedures. Dr. Mala Raj has completed her MBBS from Kilpauk Medical College in 1992, DGO from Sriramachandra Medical College in 1996. Then, she pursued Advanced Gynecology Laparoscopy Surgery and Diploma in Reproductive Medicine from Kiel University in Germany in 2001 and 2014 respectively. You can visit Elawoman.com for more details.

    SOURCES AND REFERENCES:

    • Polycystic ovary syndrome (pcos) - causes, symptoms, risk factors, and treatments  PCOS, Elawoman - 2017
    • How to become slim in 10 days - most effective ways to lose weight fast  weight loss, Elawoman - 2017
    • What are the top 5 reasons for delayed periods or irregular periods?  irregular menstrual cycles, Elawoman - 2017
    • Overweight but want to conceive? must know facts to conceive  Overweight, Elawoman - 2017
    • What are the effects of stress during pregnancy? - 3 major effects of stress  reduce stress, Elawoman - 2017
    • Pcod or pcos - know all about effective ways towards pcod problem treatment  Health Measures In PCOD, Elawoman - 2017
    • Know all about polycystic ovary syndrome (pcos) - pcos weight loss, pcos treatment  PCOS or PCOD – Cause, Symptoms, Treatment And More, Elawoman - 2017
    • How to stop periods pain? - effective diet for painful periods  Diet Chart For Period Cramps, Elawoman - 2017
    • How to get pregnant with irregular periods? how to get pregnant with presence of pcod?  How to Get Pregnant with an Irregular Period, Elawoman - 2017
    • Best diet for ivf patients - know the best components in diet during ivf treatment  Diet during IVF, Elawoman - 2018
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    Garvita Singh

    I was looking for something, which could help me with PCOD. Hope this can help me to solve my problems with my increasing weight.

    Oct. 13, 2018, 5:46 p.m. 5.0

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    Manisha Chakkram

    Along with maintaining diet plan, Yoga and steam sessions also help a lot to lose weight. They are less tiring. Moreover, these are healthy too.

    Oct. 13, 2018, 12:49 a.m. 4.5

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    Anandi Sethi

    Soup at night is really a good option because it keeps you very light.

    Oct. 8, 2018, 9:58 p.m. 5.0

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    Rachana Agarwal

    I had been following this diet plan from a week and I am feeling very light and energetic. Please suggest me with some other alternatives also which I can include in my diet. Thanks!

    Sept. 23, 2018, 9:40 a.m. 5.0

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    Varun Singh

    Excellent tips! Thank you so much for this awesome guidance. Will love to share this!

    Sept. 12, 2018, 7 a.m. 4.5

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    Darnish Kumar

    I am taking homeopathy medicines for my Thyroid. Does it have any relation with PCOD?

    Aug. 11, 2018, 6:37 p.m. 4.5

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    Nandan Nagaswamy

    If someone is not fat and already has PCOS? What about such women and the food they should be having? Because, I don't need to lose weight. Day by day my weight is decreasing on its own and also use the normoz tablet.

    April 10, 2018, 7:18 p.m. 4.5

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    Kalpana Mathur

    Dairy products have a high fat content which can complicate issue with PCOS but in one or the other way, calcium is needed in a woman's body. So, low fat milk should be taken.

    Nov. 3, 2017, 2:30 p.m. 5.0

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    Jeannette

    Apart from the foods that should be eaten, it's interesting to see what can be excluded from a PCOS diet.

    Aug. 6, 2017, 5 a.m. 4.5

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    Mrs.Semi

    Oh! it's just amazing to have an Indian diet chart for weight loss. Thanks!

    Aug. 4, 2017, 6:59 p.m. 4.5

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