Many sufferers of PCOS find one of the most frustrating things about the disorder is their inability to lose weight. Symptoms of PCOS can include feeling hungry all the time no matter what you eat, and this makes it very hard to lose weight.
Polycystic Ovarian syndrome is a condition where small cysts grow on the ovaries. The cysts in themselves are not harmful, but they lead to hormone imbalances. Hormones are chemical messengers that trigger different processes, including growth and energy production. Often, the job of one hormone is to signal the release of another hormone and one small imbalance can cause problems further along the hormone chain. Normally a woman’s ovaries only make a small amount of the male hormones (androgens), but with PCOS they can make more androgens, which might stop periods and cause acne and extra growth of facial and body hair. The body can also develop a problem using insulin, which is known as insulin resistance. When the body doesn’t use insulin well, blood sugar levels go up and not only does this often result in cravings and hunger, but long term it can lead to a great risk of diabetes. Problems conceiving can also be an issue with PCOS.
Weight gain and the inability to lose the weight gained can be difficult to tolerate. Early diagnosis and treatment can help control the symptoms of PCOS and prevent long-term problems, but sometimes despite treatment, sufferers still find it difficult to lose weight.
Many have found the Metabolic Balance programme can help with hormonal balance and weight loss as a consequence women with PCOS have lost weight using this diet. As the diet helps reduce the symptoms of insulin resistance, client have reported that they lose their cravings and hunger on the Metabolic Balance programme, which makes it much easier for them to stick to the diet and lose weight.*
Metabolic Balance® is a scientifically based healthy eating programme or diet, backed up by 20 years of research by expert Nutritionists. It is a 4 stage plan to help you lose weight now and maintain your weight for the rest of your life. You can eat three healthy meals a day made from natural foods you can buy at your local supermarket. Our nutritionists devise an individual plan for each person based on his/her exact nutrient requirements, determined by a blood test.
In the last 4 years, The Nutritional Therapy Clinic in London has helped hundreds of clients lose between 5kg and 50kg, some of them have PCOS (Polycystic ovarian syndrome) and have lost weight and have also experienced significant improvements to their health.*
One of our clients Ozge, talks about the benefits of Metabolic Balance “Metabolic Balance was a true miracle for me. After I gave birth to my son, my hormone balance changed for the worst. I also had polycystic ovarian syndrome and the PCOS got even worse after the first year. When I started the programme everything changed. My period disorder stopped, I started to feel really healthy. I felt tired and sleepy all day, now I feel like I have more energy.”
Ozge goes on to explain how she lost 5kg and her body fat and muscle mass changed. You can read the full testimonial at http://thenutritionaltherapycliniclondon.co.uk/testimonials/#.VlYcaXbhCM8*
Article written by Emma Vanlint - London
Emma has a passion for good food and strongly believes that you shouldnâ€™t have to compromise on taste, to eat healthily. However, it is her own personal experiences that have driven her to make a career out of Nutrition. For her discovering the benefits of Nutritional Therapy, felt like an awakening.... [read more]