PCOS Diet Week 1
Our 7-Day PCOS Diet is designed to address common concerns of women struggling with Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome including excess body weight, insulin resistance, acne, and high blood pressure.
To combat insulin-resistance, all ingredients have a low glycemic load. Carbs are always paired with fat and protein, and meals are scheduled every 2-3 hours to ensure level blood sugar. We have included ingredients that are loaded with powerful hormone-balancing nutrients like indole-3-carbinol and calcium-d-glucarate.
You will find an abundance of cruciferous vegetables and lean proteins, along with anti-inflammatory chia seeds and turmeric. This plan is also grain-free so that carbohydrates are derived from only the most nutrient-dense sources. Cajun Chicken Sweet Potatoes and Kale, One Pan Chicken Golden Cauli and Carrot Fries, Mediterranean Goddess Bowl and many more!
Why it works?
Low Glycemic Index Foods
Eating the proper amount and type of carbohydrate is important to help balance insulin levels. This gluten-free, dairy-free meal plan uses low glycemic foods to optimize blood sugars, hormone levels, and weight management. Carbohydrate sources are paired with fats and protein to create a steady release of energy throughout the day.
Getting enough dietary fiber may reduce insulin resistance and hyperandrogenemia in women with PCOS. Following a high-fiber, sugar-free, grain-free plan can also help to improve hormone abnormalities associated with PCOS. This plan provides up to 35 grams of fiber daily from vegetables, quinoa, hummus, nuts, and seeds.
Healthy Fats & Protein
Omega-3 fatty acids provide beneficial effects on PCOS, including hormonal balance, anti-obesity, and anti-inflammatory effects. In combination with a low glycemic diet, getting enough daily protein may help provide endocrine and metabolic benefits. This program incorporates omega-3 fats from salmon, walnuts, and chia seeds and up to 25% of daily calories from protein.
This meal plan contains polyphenols and antioxidants to lower chronic inflammation in PCOS. It includes polyphenols found in cloves, apples, walnuts, spinach, and kale. The polyphenol curcumin in turmeric is incorporated as it is a powerful anti-inflammatory agent. Essential fat-soluble antioxidants like vitamin A and vitamin E reduce oxidative stress. This meal plan is packed with vitamin A sources like sweet potato, carrots, and salmon, and incorporates vitamin E through a daily dose of olive oil, nuts, and seeds.
The liver is a key organ for regulating hormone balance, chemical levels in the blood, glucose and protein balance, making immune factors, and breaking down and excreting harmful substances. Indoles, including indole-3-Carbinol, is essential to liver support and can be found in cruciferous vegetables like broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower, and kale.