Watching what you eat (as cliche’ as that maybe) with PCOS or any other health issue is essential. Whether your PCOS causes insulin resistance and weight problems or not. What we put in our bodies effects how it functions.
My favorite saying here lately is “You can’t out train a bad diet”, but what constitutes a “bad” diet? If we eat a “healthy” yogurt and a package of instant strawberry oatmeal we think, “I’ve had fiber, grains, dairy, and probiotics.” When in reality our thought process should go something like this, “I just ate a surplus of refined sugar, some super processed oats, and artificial colors and flavorings”
Changing your thought process and how you see the food you put into your body will ultimately help you more than any diet, shake, exercise and pill.
One of the worst things you can put in your body when trying to treat PCOS is refined sugar. It is empty and useless to your body and it is in EVERYTHING. Yes, opting for things like raw local honey and other sugar alternatives are a great idea, but they still need to be limited on intake.
One of the main things to consider with sugar substitutes is, Can your body use most of what is in this? Raw honey for instance, gives you an energy surge with out the spike in insulin like its refined counterpart, white sugar. It also contains vitamins, minerals, and enzymes which your body can use and process. Coconut sugar, another good example, is minimally processed and contains antioxidants, iron, zinc, potassium, and calcium, along with some short chain fatty acids.
Make what you eat count in every instance, not just sugar. Our bodies a machines. How well oiled they are is up to you!