How Many Calories For PCOS Diet?
I receive many questions on all my social media platforms, my website contact form and via emails. I absolutely love receiving these questions and being able to help you all on things PCOS, nutrition, training and lifestyle, however, there is one topic that needs addressing. That is about calories.
Weight loss can be difficult with PCOS, due to insulin resistance (which many PCOS women also have). A common belief is that in order to lose the weight, you must follow a strict low-calorie diet.
I recently stumbled across a comment in a forum, in which one woman was pointing out how she was eating 800 calories and that she lost lots of weight and that she was perfectly fine.
The thing with low-calorie dieting is that sure, you will lose weight (until you hit a weight loss plateau, and then what...drop calories even more, even below 800??), it is not healthy for you. As you drop your calories your harming your hormones even more. Your hormones need energy and nutrients to function. As you begin severely lowering your calories, you are telling your hormones that they are not necessary anymore, such as your reproductive hormones and thyroid.
These low calorie diets are slowing down your metabolism even more. You need to put an end to low-calorie and restrictive diets and instead feed and nourish your body correctly.
You have to find out how many calories your body needs, its all about experimenting and finding out what works for you.
What you can do howevever, is begin by calculating yor RMR.
RMR= Body Weight x 10
If you would like to know your nutritional requirements I offer nutritional consultations and coaching.
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