Women who make the decision to control their PCOS are pretty special. These women are motivated, empowered, strong and completely inspirational. These are women who won’t take PCOS lying down. They stand up and shout ‘PCOS, You do NOT define me’. They are fighters. They are warriors and even more importantly – they can be YOU too.
You can be the woman who makes the decision to control her PCOS symptoms and be the best possible you again. You can make the right life style changes and opt for healthy choices. Yes, some days will be hard, even verging on the impossible but determination will see you through.
Getting in to a habit of making these changes a part of your daily routine really helps to keep you motivated and succeed. These are my top 10 healthy habits of a woman who controls her PCOS. This is the new you!
1. Eat Healthy
A poor diet feeds your PCOS symptoms by increasing your insulin levels and consequently further unbalancing your hormones.
Eat a low carb, low sugar diet.
2. Drink at least 2 litres of water a day
Flush out impurities and avoid sugary drinks and keep caffeine low.
3. Follow a good skin care routine
Twice daily skin cleansing with organic natural beauty products will help minimise acne and oily skin.
4. Regular Exercise
Exercising for 150 minutes per week, in even just 10 minutes of high intensity exercise a day and a zumba class or two, will help to regulate your weight. Not only that but it will make you feel better about yourself too.
5. 10 minutes of mindfulness each day
Mindfulness sets you up for the day. Scientific studies show that mindfulness helps you sleep better, love better, focus more and stress less.
6. Take back control of your menstrual cycle
Women with PCOS find it difficult to know for sure when they are ovulating. Rather crucial if you are trying to conceive. Be smart and start to track your cycle every day by recording your temperature and cervical mucus.
7. Take the right supplements for you
I’m not a fan of taking supplements for the sake of taking them, however there are certain supplements that may be just right for you and help you control your PCOS. These are in particular-
folic acid, Vitamin D and Inositol.
8. Get informed
There is so much information out there for you to access. Women who control their PCOS spend the time to get informed and knowledgeable. Join a PCOS Support group either in person or online and get support and information from other PCOS Warriors.
9. Get 10 minutes of relaxation each day
PCOS and stress don’t mix. Consider what relaxation techniques suit you best and practice this for 10 minutes everyday.
10. Love yourself
PCOS does not define you. You are beautiful, strong and in control. Work on your self-esteem, you are definitely worth it!
So what’s preventing you from starting these healthy habits today? You have the ability to make the right choices to take back control. Start today.
Kate Davies is a fertility nurse consultant and fertility coach. Kate works with women wishing to optimise their ability to conceive naturally and coaches women going through a difficult fertility journey.
Kate has a special interest in PCOS and over the years has worked with 100’s of women who suffer with this debilitating condition.
Kate loves her job and her best days are when one of her lovely ladies
calls her to say she is pregnant.
Often she is the second person to know – what a privilege!
Kate has organised the PCOS 30 Day Challenge, motivating you to take back control of your PCOS, make life lasting changes, improve your symptoms and if you are trying to conceive - boost your fertility.
Find out more about Kate:
Facebook Support Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/yourfertilitysupportuk/