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PCOS Weight Loss recipes
Last Updated : Sep 08,2018
Weight-loss recipes for PCOS
Weight loss is the only way to reduce insulin resistance and maintain normal blood sugar levels. Weight gain is a symptom that many women face during PCOS. We have carefully handpicked recipes with minimal fat, which will help you lose weight.
Some of our zero-oil recipes can be part of your regular breakfast, lunch or dinner. Any one dish a day can be oil-free, but you must balance this with other recipes that have a little oil. Eliminating oil completely can do more harm than good as it can cause many vitamin deficiencies. Just take care to use healthy oils like olive oil, canola oil and rice bran oil instead of butter, ghee and margarine. Try recipes like Brinjal Rice and Sprouts Pulao.
Here are some tips that will help you reach your weight-loss goals:
1. Keep an eye on the portion size and consume small meals, with a gap of 2-3 hours between each. This is better than consuming three large meals a day.
2. Stay hydrated by drinking at least 2 to 3 litres of water a day. Whenever you feel hungry, try drinking a glass of water, coconut water or a healthy drink. This will help you eat less than usual and will keep you hydrated.
3. Do not forget to couple a healthy diet with exercise. Aim for 30 minutes of exercise during the day, such as climbing up the stairs instead of taking the lift, brisk walking, yoga, skipping, swimming, etc. to improve chances of weight loss.
4. Replace unhealthy snacks with low glycemic index (GI) fruits such as orange, apples, pears, avocado and grapefruit. Have them whole, along with the fibre, which helps you keep full and also adds much-needed nutrients and antioxidants to your diet.
5. Avoid refined flour (maida). Include whole grain cereals and pulses such as jowar, Bajra, oats, nachni, quinoa, rajma, matki and black chana, which include a lot of fibre and ensure you stay full for a long time. This will also avoid sudden cravings. As an occasional treat, you can try the Mini Oats Bhakri Pizza.
16 Nov 18
Sprouts Pulao ( Low Cal) by Tarla Dalal
Mildly spiced brown rice, to which sprouts and veggies have been added, is garnished with mint, to enhance its flavours. Sprouting pulses leads to the production of enzyme called "amylase" which helps in enhancing the process of digestion. The pulses when combined with any other cereal like rice, as ....
04 Jan 19
Sprouts Pancakes by Tarla Dalal
A thoughtful mélange of moong sprouts and veggies, this dish is not just easy to put together but also a real culinary and visual treat!
Red Capsicum Carrot and Apple Juice by Tarla Dalal
This attractive orange-coloured juice is a pleasure to behold, and even more of a treat to the palate!
A smart combination of fruits and veggies gives this Red Capsicum, Carrot and Apple Juice a vibrant flavour. The low-calorie red capsicum gives this juice a unique flavour that is mildly spic ....
Orange, Grapefruit and Mint Salad by Tarla Dalal
Grapefruit is a wonderful ingredient, with its unique, inimitable taste and beautiful pinkish hue. The flavour of grapefruit is very rare as it combines tanginess, tartness and a mild sweetness, which is sure to tickle your taste buds!
In this amazing salad, grapefruit comes together with oran ....
Fenugreek and Mushroom Brown Rice by Tarla Dalal
Rice is usually a no-no for diabetics because it causes a quick rise in blood sugar levels. To counter the effect of high glycemic index white rice, replace it with high fibre brown rice and toss in some fibre-rich vegetables along with diabetic-friendly ingredients like garlic and fenugreek to crea ....
Brown Rice and Moong Dal Pongal, Low Salt Recipe by Tarla Dalal
Next to idli and dosa, one can confidently say that Pongal is the next most popular South Indian breakfast. It is a tasty and filling dish with a rustic flavour marked by cumin seeds and ginger.
Although it is traditionally made with white rice and moong dal, nowadays people are aware of the ben ....
Brinjal Rice ( Zero Oil Recipe ) by Tarla Dalal
Brinjal has a unique flavour that is enhanced by the masala used in this dish. Grind the masala fresh every time, for that tantalizing aroma! Brinjal is rich in both calcium and folic acid, making this dish a nutritional treat too! The Brinjal cook fast, so cook it for just one whistle to avoid over ....
Avocado Spinach Pear Smoothie, Healthy Smoothie by Tarla Dalal
This a jolly good way to enjoy your avocados! A smashing combo of avocadoes with spinach, pear and apples, this smoothie has a well-balanced flavour and a nice, creamy mouth-feel.
It is filling and tasty and sure to go down well with all age groups. Make sure you use ripe avocadoes to make the A ....
Cabbage, Carrot and Lettuce Salad by Tarla Dalal
A healthier salad, the Cabbage, Carrot and Lettuce Salad is chock-full of the powerful vitamins A and C, which not only ward off the evils of pollution and stress, but also tone down the negative effects of high glucose levels. This healthy salad is also a treat to munch on, orange segments gives th ....
10 Oct 14
Bean Sprouts and Suva Tossed Salad by Tarla Dalal
A light and colourful way to begin lunch! Suva, tomatoes and bean sprouts combine beautifully with salt and lemon juice in this tangy, crunchy Bean Sprouts and Suva Tossed Salad. Suva is an excellent source of iron, while bean sprouts and tomatoes are rich sources of vitamin C which helps to absorb ....
25 Jun 14
Walnut and Cherry Tomato Salad by Tarla Dalal
This tangy crunchy salad is a treat for tomato lovers. Not only it’s an excellent source of folic acid (vitamin B9) which keeps anaemia at bay, but also rich in vitamin B1 (thiamin), vitamin B3 (Niacin) and fibre due to the addition of walnuts and sesame seeds. Walnuts are also rich in vitamin E and ....
18 Oct 10
Apple and Lettuce Salad with Melon Dressing ( Iron Rich Recipe ) by Tarla Dalal
The best way to replenish our body’s water and electrolytes is through fresh fruits and vegetables. Here is an interesting way to achieve this top-up! The choice of vegetables and fruits used in this Apple and Lettuce Salad with Melon Dressing gives an ample dose of vitamins A and C, while bean spro ....
Mini Oats Bhakri Pizza by Tarla Dalal
Ingredients you never would have thought of combining come together in an exciting new fashion, in this brilliant recipe! Absolutely healthy, this Mini Oats Bhakri Pizza is so tasty you won’t even realise it does not contain cheese. The main reason for this super taste is the fabulous homemade pizza ....
18 Jan 19
Palak, Kale and Apple Juice by Tarla Dalal
Kale is considered by experts to be one of the most nutrient-dense ingredients in the world, and fortunately for us, it is tasty too, especially when you choose the mildly-flavoured, small-leaved variety.
Here, we have made a mouth-watering Palak, Kale and Apple Juice, which has a very balance ....
Sprouts Misal, Protein Rich Recipes by Tarla Dalal
Bring the spirit of Maharashtra into your homes with this protein-laden Sprouts Misal. While many think that milk and milk products are the most important source of proteins, they are unaware of the power of sprouts, which give you a superb, more easily digestible protein boost.
And this is un ....
Avocado Salad ( Recipe For Shiny Hair) by Tarla Dalal
Avocado is a treasure trove of nutrients, yet many people are unsure of how to incorporate it in their diet. Most often, we find people making milkshakes and puddings over and over again – because of the unusual texture of avocadoes – till the family gets oh-so-bored of it! In this Avocado Salad, th ....
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