Start the New Year with a cleanse! As a woman with Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome a PCOS cleanse can be very beneficial. By cleansing you are detoxifying your body which can help to encourage and improve weight loss along with diminishing your Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome symptoms.
A PCOS cleanse has many advantages:
- Eliminates toxins and chemicals from your body
- Improves and increases your energy
- Reduces food cravings for sugar and salt
- Promotes balance in your body
- Jumpstarts weight loss!
Spend the first two to three weeks of the new year on the PCOS cleanse, which consists of lots of fruits and vegetables. An effective cleanse won’t include any alcohol, caffeine, meat or dairy products. Three times a day before each meal you’ll mix one to two tablespoons of apple cider vinegar with a quarter cup of water to drink. Apple cider vinegar has countless benefits to your health and well-being; it’s especially effective in aiding in proper digestion, weight-loss, and promoting clear, healthy-looking skin.
A PCOS cleanse should consist of foods that are natural, no added sugar, no preservatives or additives. If you’re going to eat Peanut Butter it should be Organic as it has less sugar and no hydrogenated oil or high fructose corn syrup. Keep your meals small and simple so your body can easily digest it. During the cleanse your protein shouldn’t come from meat, instead nuts, beans, or occasionally eggs.
Sample Day on the PCOS Cleanse:
Breakfast: Apple with Peanut Butter with Apple Cider Vinegar Drink
Snack: ½ of Avocado
Lunch: Mixed Green Salad with lemon juice (no creamy dressings) with Apple Cider Vinegar Drink
Snack: Small Handful of Raw Nuts
Dinner: Asian Stir-fry Greens (Bok Choy, Chard, Sprouts) with Apple Cider Vinegar Drink
Being overweight with Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome can increase the severity of your symptoms. If you’re trying to conceive it can also make it more difficult. By losing just 5% of your body weight you’re dramatically increasing the likelihood of being able to conceive naturally. A PCOS Cleanse can help you achieve that goal along with jumpstarting your weight loss, if you need to lose more weight to reach a healthy range a cleanse is a great foundation.
The first two to four days of this PCOS cleanse can be the most difficult as your body may be going through withdrawals of caffeine of sugar which could result in a headache. After the first couple of days, you’ll begin to have more energy, sleep better, and you’ll begin to lose weight! Commit to staying with the PCOS cleanse for at least fourteen days preferably twenty-one to see optimal results than transition into a healthy PCOS diet.