Just over a year ago I was surprised to find out I was pre-diabetic. Even though I was well aware that diabetes is related to obesity, I always thought I was one of those healthy obese people. (Yes, I know how that sounds!)
- Metformin. There are other drugs, but metformin is used to treat PCOS and pre-diabetes for most people diagnosed
- Cut out as much sugar or "white" foods as possible. Obviously sugar is a culprit of high blood sugar levels, but what many people fail to see is that the body breaks down fats and starches into sugar. White foods tend to break down faster than alternatives. For instance, your body will burn through white rice much faster than brown rice.
- Cut out as much gluten as possible
- Eat fruits and veggies. Above and beyond the nutritional basics, they are natural to your body
- Cut out processed foods. A lot of processed foods contain soy and
- Green Tea. PCOS can cause elevated testosterone levels which can be combatted with green tea. I love Starbucks' Green Tea so I drink it when I can (you can actually buy gallon bags like they get in the store to save money). I also take green tea supplements