Start the New Year off with a cleanse! As a woman with PCOS, a PCOS cleanse can be very beneficial. By cleansing, you are detoxifying your body, which can help promote and enhance weight loss along with decreasing PCOS symptoms.
A PCOS cleanup has many advantages:
- Eliminates toxins and chemicals from your body
- Improve and increase your energy
- Reduces cravings for sugar and salt
- Promotes balance in your body.
- Weight loss begins!
Devote the first two to three weeks of the new year to the PCOS cleanse, which consists of lots of fruits and vegetables. An effective cleanse will not include alcohol, caffeine, meat, or dairy products. Three times a day, before each meal, you will mix one to two tablespoons of apple cider vinegar with a quarter cup of drinking water. Apple cider vinegar has countless health and wellness benefits; It is 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, with no added sugar, no preservatives, and no additives. If you are going to eat peanut butter, it should be organic, as it has less sugar and does not contain hydrogenated oil or high fructose corn syrup. Keep your meals small and simple so your body can digest them easily. During the cleanse, your protein shouldn’t come from meat, but from nuts, beans, or occasionally eggs.
Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome Cleanse Sample Day:
Breakfast: peanut butter apple with apple cider vinegar drink
Snack: ½ avocado
Lunch: Mixed Green Salad with lemon juice (no creamy dressings) with apple cider vinegar drink
Snack: Small handful of raw walnuts
Dinner: Asian Stir Fry Vegetables (bok choy, Swiss chard, sprouts) with apple cider vinegar drink
Being overweight with PCOS can increase the severity of your symptoms. If you are trying to conceive, it can also make it more difficult. By losing just 5% of your body weight, you are dramatically increasing the chance of being able to conceive naturally. A PCOS cleanse can help you achieve that goal along with boosting your weight loss, if you need to lose more weight to get into 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 experiencing caffeine or sugar withdrawal, which could lead to a headache. After the first few days, you’ll start to have more energy, sleep better, and start losing weight! Commit to sticking with the PCOS cleanse for at least fourteen days, preferably twenty-one to see optimal results before moving on to a healthy PCOS diet.