Nutritional Care for PCOD and Diabetes

As stated it the previous post of PCOD and Diabetes care through nutrition, you may remember that what both the diseases had in common was excess fat. With India having rising numbers of patients with these diseases, it is posing an enormous health problem to the country today.

Once you've figured out the way to deal with excess fat, you've actually figured out a way to deal with both the diseases to an extent.

In order to stave off disease and lose fat, say No to the following:

Junk food: Healthy Eating is a cornerstone of healthy living. Not just the junk food that comes out of food carts, or is the product of home delivery offers, but things that seem to lurk innocuously on supermarket shelves like sugar-loaded drinks, chips, processed snacks etc.

Sweets and Fried Foods: Try to make these foods an extremely occasional feature. Sugar sweetened beverages tend to be high in calories and offer a little way of nutrition, and hence should be avoided.

Binge Eating: It's not only the type of food, but also how much you eat and combinations of food types you eat. Our body can only successfully digest a certain amount of food at one time, and doesn't know what to do with the rest of it,so stores it as fat. As much as possible, plan for every meal to have a good mix of starches, fruits and vegetables, proteins and fats.

Excess Alcohol: This is a no-brainer, a work-out drainer and a weight gainer. Too much alcohol pretty much cancels out any effort that you've been making to get healthy, and the worst culprits being sugary cocktails that are really not worth the high.

Say Yes to the following:

Cardio: Create a calorie deficiency gap and propel your body into a fat burning mode by doing cardio workouts paired with light weight training. In general, exercise atleast 30 minutes a day.

Eating every Two Hours: This works brilliantly for fat reduction and the management of diabetes, like running, walking or swimming. Eating every two hours makes the body digest more frequently, keeping it in the burning mode. If also works wonders for keeping the blood sugar levels stable.

Water: Hunger and thirst centres in the brain are set very close together. There are many times the dehydrated body may send the signal that it wants to eat when, infact, it is thirsty. Drink atleast 8-10 glasses of water a day.

Sleep: Lastly, you need to snooze to loose weight. Sleep deprivation has been linked to weight gain and disease and you will be surprised how vital this element is, in ensuring the elimination of both.

Hence, everything eventually revolves around staying fit, eating healthy, maintaining proper body weight and regularly working out.

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