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PCOD can cause irregular periods, mood swings &weight gain.It can be reversed with balance nutrition

Updated: Sep 5, 2022


Name: Varsha
Age: 26
BMI: Normal

Case History: Varsha is an international tennis player and therefore would indulge in physical activity which includes fitness regimen and knee strengthening exercise for about 3 to 4 hours in a day. She approached us during a forced break due to a knee injury. She wanted us to assist her with anxiety, poor digestion, constant bloating, low energy levels, frequent urination at night which did not help her feel totally rested the next day and reverse PCOD condition. Her bowel movement was inconsistent, she often felt bloated and uneasy as she was unaware about the foods that triggered her condition. Since she also had a history of IBS in the past, she was scared to try new food.

Despite a healthy diet and extensive physical activity, her menstrual cycle was quite irregular, they occurred once in a couple of months and needed medical intervention for the same. She mostly felt edgy & anxious and was looking for assistance for a mind-body transformation.

Approach by top female clinical nutritionist: We designed her a program that takes care of all her requirements but in a phased manner. Since she was on a break and was doing exercises mainly for recovery, in the first phase, we decided to work on healing her gut. Her meal plan was designed to improve her IBS condition, strengthen her digestive health, eliminate her bloating, and tolerate most foods that she couldn’t earlier. Our unique service of real-time support with our clients every single day helped us understand her body better and therefore kept modifying and tweaking the meal plan based on her feedback.

We suggested her a diet rich in soluble fibre that is IBS friendly, efficient and adequate protein for faster recovery, cell wall intact carbs, and healthy fats in every meal to ensure consistent energy through the day. We included gut healing superfoods like mutton bone soup, hemp milk, etc. in her diet. This helped her reduce her anxiety and she observed that she was calm through the day and her edginess disappeared. Her trips to the washroom in the night also reduced to 1 on most days and twice on some days.

In the second phase, we worked on regularising her menstrual cycle without any medication and eliminating her PMS through an insulin resistance diet. In a couple of months, her exercise regimen got strenuous as she started to train to get back to the circuit, we increased her total caloric intake to support an active sports person and increased the protein to 1.4 grams per kg body weight, including a mix of slow releasing protein as well quick digesting proteins to ensure speedy muscle recovery. With the increased intensity of her activities, we gave her a blend of simple and complex carbs to provide her quick energy during her workout and consistent energy throughout the day.

Results: She is again on the field now with more energy and enthusiasm. She trains for 6 – 8 hours in a day without feeling tired and lethargic. Her overall condition improved and she feels bright and energetic during the start of the day. Her menstrual cycles now happen every 45-day without any medications, and she does not experience any PMS as well. She is now able to tolerate most food without any discomfort. Furthermore, the quality of her sleep has improved since she doesn’t have to get up to urinate as often anymore.
We were able to resolve her anxiety without the need for any therapy sessions and with balanced home-cooked meals.

Deepika Chalasani is a Clinical Nutritionist, Mind and Body Transformation Coach and co-founder of Fit4Life India, an integrated nutrition and wellness organization for Indians that provides complete solutions, addressing health and wellness challenges of individuals by working on their overall well-being. Deepika, best nutritionist in Hyderabad for weight loss and online dietician can be contacted via email or Mobile +91 9491011202
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