For what its worth, here's my two cents. I believe in doing as much exercise as you can. With the exception of pushing until you are injured or extremely fatigued, more is always better. The more you respirate, the more oxygen is getting to all of your cells in your body, which is definitely a good thing. So lots of activity where your breathing rate increases is very good for you. Check out the Van Aaken Method for more info.
As far as food goes, I have been eating whole fruits, whole vegetables, beans, legumes and whole grains almost exclusively. And I do not restrict any of those foods, because those are not the foods that cause problems. The fats and cholesterols in meat, dairy and oils as well as processed foods are what causes metabolic issues such as heart disease, diabetes and pcos. I have done a lot of research on this, and there is a consensus that this is the way to go. When you look at the Dean Ornish program and the research in The China Study and Esselstyn's book Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease, the evidence is overwhelming. I know this is a PCOS forum, but if you look at Ultra-Metabolism and Master Your Metabolism, they promote the same things for people with PCOS, insulin resistance and type 2 diabetes.
Sorry for ranting, but my feelings about these things are becoming stronger as I learn more and as I continue in my efforts to become more healthy.
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