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5 ways PCOS is making you fat

PCOS makes you store fat in the abdomen.

Written by Tania Tarafdar | Updated : January 17, 2017 3:10 PM IST


Ways PCOS Is Making You Fat

If you have been diagnosed with PCOS, you may also have noticed that the numbers on the weighing scale have gone up. Many women with PCOS also complain that they cannot lose weight. Delhi-based gynaecologist Dr Anita Sharma tells you how PCOS is making you put on weight.


Higher Insulin Resistance

Insulin resistance and obesity: PCOS has been linked to higher insulin resistance which can cause you to store fat especially in the abdominal region. Insulin resistance can also increase your risk of developing diabetes.  Also Read - Arka To Jati: 10 Remarkable Benefits Of These Herbs And Leaves


Slow Metabolic Rate

Slow metabolic rate: If you have PCOS, your body’s metabolic rate slows down which eventually tends to make you gain weight. A diet that is rich in foods with a low glycemic index can be one of the best ways to prevent weight gain. This will keep you full and satiated without causing spikes in your blood sugar.


More Fat Storage

More fat storage: As you wake up your body should ideally start burning fat for energy till you eat your meal. But if you have PCOS, your body does not burn fat first thing in the morning. Instead, your body is programmed to save the energy which means you have to work twice as hard to burn fat.