Weight Loss & PCOS – Part II

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This can be the hardest and most difficult hurdle during your weight loss, but don’t ever let Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) or any other hurdle or distraction get in the way of your GOALS.

Remember, that with PCOS – there are many things that we must change and alter and our diet is one of them. I want to share a TWO dishes with you all, that I have prepared personally and they were delish. 🙂

DISH #1 Chicken Salad with Dried Cranberries and Pine Nuts

Source: http://www.healwithfood.org/recipes/chickensalad-cranberries-pinenuts.php#ixzz3q0jqCKwf

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Ingredients

1 3/4 oz skinless chicken breasts, cooked and sliced
1/2 medium red onion, thinly sliced
1/2 cucumber, halved lengthwise, sliced
1/4 cup fresh basil, coarsely chopped
1/2 cup dried cranberries
10 oz romaine lettuce, washed and torn
3 Tbsp balsamic vinegar
1 Tbsp canola oil
1 Tbsp honey
1 small garlic clove, minced
Salt, to taste
Freshly ground black pepper, to taste
1/4 cup pine nuts

Directions

  • Combine first six ingredients in a large bowl. In a small bowl, whisk together vinegar, canola oil, honey and minced garlic, salt, and black pepper. Drizzle over salad mixture and toss gently.
  • Sprinkle with pine nuts I’ve also used unsalted sunflower seeds). Chill before serving.

Dish #2: Side Dish- Apple Slaw

Source: http://pcosdiva.com/2015/09/pcos-diet-friendly-side-dish-apple-slaw/

Coleslaw with red and green apples

Makes 4 servings
1 bag of pre-shredded cabbage mix for coleslaw
1 carrot, shredded
3 green onions, sliced thinly
1 apple, grated
1/4 cup olive oil
2 tsp. Dijon mustard
1 T honey
1 lime, juiced
2 T chopped cilantro
1/4 cup dried cranberries
Mix coleslaw, carrot, green onion and apple in a bowl. Mix remaining ingredients in a separate bowl, and then toss with coleslaw mix. Sprinkle with cranberries.

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The Perfect Body

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I was thinking of what to say about The Perfect Body! Well, I went to do some research and reading. Well, I don’t think I could have said it any better myself. Take a look at what Boyinaband had to say about the subject.

It doesn’t matter what size, shape, height, shade or age you are! ALWAYS remember that YOU are Beautiful…

Simply click the link: No Such Thing As a Perfect Body

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Next to Represent Our Brand

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Check out @beyonddacurves’s Tweet: https://twitter.com/beyonddacurves/status/659568540505219072?s=09

More information will be forthcoming.
Get ready, January is the month.

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Get Out of the Box

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Getting Out Of The Box

I use to live in a box.
I felt safe in that box.
When I would step out, I would wonder; “what the hell next?”
Fear sneaking through the cracks.
Not wanting to go through all of life’s scenes.
I wasn’t sure where I fit in.
I felt comfortable living in what I was (un)familiar with.
Then one day, I stepped out of that box; with God’s help.
I opened my heart to ALL of the many possibilities.
I felt amazed.
I finally found a place where I belonged.
I longed.
I wanted to know more about His unconditional love.
I wanted to know more about His Kingdom.
Before, I knew it.
God had molded me a new way of thinking!
Taking His mold, I had new features and a new walk.
I had finally escaped that box.
Imprisoned by my own thoughts of my past,
I found my way out of the BOX at last.

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Weight Loss & PCOS: Why is it so Hard?

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How many times have we heard lose weight? Easier said than done, right?

So what about PCOS is making this already difficult task even harder? Well let’s look at what’s happening in our bodies, because this is where the issue is starting.
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    • Insulin Resistance: Insulin is an important hormone that is responsible for metabolizing glucose or dealing with sugar in our blood stream. It transports sugar to the muscles and if the body has more glucose than is needed, insulin is involved in the process of storing it as fat should we need it later.
    • Slow Metabolism: Women with PCOS have also been found to have a slower metabolic rate. In recent research women without PCOS need about 1870 calories per day while those with PCOS suggested calorie intake is 1445 per day, those with insulin resistance need less.
    • Appetite Control: This means women with PCOS will feel hungry, even if they have eaten all the appropriate things and calories they need for the day.


Thankfully, though, this isn’t the end of the story and there are some things we can do to help us lose weight. I’ll get to that in the next blog post.

This may seem hopeless but I do want to encourage you! Yes, losing weight is important in managing the symptoms of PCOS, but it isn’t an easy road. Our journey to weight loss is REAL and shared by thousands of other women who also have PCOS and on their #GetFit Life Journey.

A simple dish that can get you on to a good start. CHICKEN STIR-FRY (I added almonds)

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Ingredients:

  • 6 skinless, boneless chicken breasts, cut into bite–sized pieces
  • 2 large onions, chopped
  • 2 large bell peppers, diced
  • 1 cup broccoli florets
  • 1 carrot, sliced into thin half–moons
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 3 cups cooked brown rice

Preparation:

  1. Cook rice according to box directions.
  2. While rice is cooking, heat the oil in a large skillet and fry the chicken; when cooked through, set chicken aside.
  3. Sautee garlic, onions, and bell pepper for about 5 minutes, then add the carrots and broccoli and sauté a few minutes more (until the broccoli is hot but not wilted).
  4. Add chicken back to the skillet, season with salt and pepper to taste.
  5. Serve ½ cup of warm brown rice topped with the chicken mixture.

Makes 6 servings


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