One of the most important ways you can manage your PCOS symptoms is to manage your weight.  Even a 10% reduction in body weight can really help.  I have written many posts about meal planning and eating clean.  I believe that planning your weekly meals and eating whole, clean foods are the two main factors that have helped me lose 50 lbs of  postpartum weight over the last 9 months.   However, there are several things I do everyday that help boost my weight loss efforts and I thought I would share some  of them with you.

1.  Eat regularly. 3 meals and 3 snacks a day to keep blood sugar stable.  NEVER SKIP BREAKFAST.  Eating breakfast fires up your metabolism for the rest of the day.

2. Get a good night sleep. Lack of sleep disturbs your hormone balance.  It increases cortisol which decreases metabolism.  If you have trouble sleeping, try my tips for catching some extra ZZZs.

3. Drink green tea. It has so many health benefits.  I will post info more soon about all the benefits of green tea.  Just one quick fact – Studies at the American Society for Clinical Nutrition found that compounds in green tea reduce the amount of fat your body absorbs by 30%.

4. Drink water with apple cider vinegar before every meal.  See my article on ACV for more details.  Apple cider vinegar helps control your blood sugar which leads to weight loss. I use Bragg Apple Cider Vinegar.

5. Eat a half of grapefruit every day. Grapefruit reduces insulin levels which leads to a reduction in body fat. I usually enjoy mine at breakfast.

6. Consume virgin coconut oil. One to two tablespoons of unrefined organic coconut oil will help boost your metabolism.  I use Tropical Traditions Coconut Oil.  See my article for more information.

I have created over 100 PCOS-friendly recipes to help you manage your symptoms AND satisfy your taste buds in my Seasonal Meal Plans.

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  1. In #3 you mentioned posting more info on drinking green tea, did you post that? I can’t seem to find it on your site and would love more info.

    1. Emily-
      I haven’t gotten around to it but it is on deck for my November Diva Dish Newsletter. I spent some time with a tea expert recently and picked her brain about the health benefits of tea. I can’t wait to share what I have learned with you! Make sure to sign up for the Diva Dish.

  2. Do you have a few tips on what would be good for the three snacks a day that you recommend? 🙂

  3. Hello. I am 25 and got diagnosed with PCOS by ultrasound about a year and a half ago. I guess I have what’s called Lean PCOS because I’m 5’7 125 lbs. Should I still go along with the PCOS diet as recommended here or is there a different diet I should go with? I don’t care about weight, I just want to try to combat this disease naturally if possible.

  4. The only thing I want to say is be careful with green tea if you are sensitive to caffeine. I started drinking it years ago having been told that it didn’t have caffeine. Well, my anxiety attacks came back. Now, it’s possible that the one the person gave me didn’t have caffeine but most green tea does have caffeine, so be aware of that if you are sensitive to it.