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Welcome to the PCOS and Nutrition Blog!

Education is key!

 

The PCOS and Nutrition Blog has been created for women who are suffering from Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS). It provides easy to understand information to help women educate themselves about their condition. It is based on evidence from medical studies as well as personal experience.

Take your time and explore the collection of posts ranging from nutrition tips and lifestyle advice for PCOS sufferers, such as optimal recipes, diet tips and supplements, as well as general information on fitness and nutrition for everyone.

*Disclaimer*

The PCOS and Nutrition Blog was created for educational purposes. This website does not offer or replace professional advice. Any information provided on the site should not be substituted for professional medical advice, examination, diagnosis or treatment. The site offers information provided by articles, research but also the bloggers own opinions and personal experience dealing with PCOS. Therefore, always seek the advice of your doctor before changing your lifestyle, through, altering your diet, exercise routine, starting a new supplement or treatment or making changes to existing treatment.

 

Affiliate Discloure

I believe in being honest and open with my readers. I feel that it is important that I mention that I am affiliated with several companies.

This means is that if you decide to buy a product following a path from this site, I will make a financial commission.

5 Spices For Your PCOS And Hormones

Spices come from plants, making them naturally ingredients and therefore making them a great alternative, as they are safer and healthier to include into your diet rather than any pill. Therefore there is no harm in giving them a go, however, at times it is recommended that you follow guidelines of how often and how much you use these spices.

Winter Foods For Your PCOS

We all know diet and nutrition plays a key role in managing our PCOS. Therefore this means making sure our PCOS diet is filled with an array of fruits and vegetables that are packed full of vitamins and minerals that are important for our hormone health. Winter is here so that means there are plenty of winter foods in the season now, so take advantage of these foods before they are gone

Canola Oil-The Worst Oil For Your Health?

There are many oils available on the market, however, scientists are constantly undertaking research to establish which oils are healthiest and safest for our health and which are not. There will always been arguments for and against food products, such as the recent debate as to whether coconut oil, is beneficial for our health or not. However, in today’s news article, the Daily Mail was discussing the study in which scientists examined the health risks of canola oil.

Tweepi Hair Removal Wand

When it comes to hair removal, thankfully, there are plenty of options available, to help you find which one is best for you but for also for different parts of the body. After becoming fed up with waxing and the cost of it, I decided to invest and try out various options. Recently, I stumbled across a product called Tweepi.

 

Avoid These 11 Weight Loss Mistakes

Losing weight can be a struggle sometimes. However, approaching weight loss the right, but most importantly the healthy way will always lead to a successful weight loss. Find out the 11 weight loss mistakes you should avoid.

How To Stay Fit and Healthy This Winter

Winter is here and oh is it getting cold. The dark, gloomy and short days make it more difficult to be active and go to the gym all I want to do is stay wrapped up warm at home. However, I have goals that I want to achieve and so do you. Therefore, here are some tips to help you stay active during the winter months.

Endometriosis Diagnosis and Management

Guest post by Sinead-@mindhealthfood. Endometriosis is one of the leading causes of infertility. It is a condition where tissue similar to that inside the uterus, grows in other areas of the body, most commonly in the pelvis.

Weight Loss vs Fat Loss- Are You Really Losing Fat?

The purpose and goal of beginning a diet is to lose weight. We often track progress using the weight loss scale. Seeing the scale go down a couple of pounds lets us know we are doing well, right? Not necessarily…

New Nutrition Facts Label

This post feautres an infographic created by Westfalia Technologies  which was put together to educate consumers on the new nutrition facts label. Manufacturers will have until July 26, 2018, to comply with the final requirements, and manufacturers with less than $10 million in annual food sales will have an additional year to make the changes. This infographic provides a reminder and overview of these changes.

Braun Silk Epil 7 Review

There is one thing women can agree on and that is hair removal sucks!
Hair removal can be a such a burden and a pain, however, thankfully there are plenty of hair removal options to help you find which one is best for you. After becoming fed up of waxing and the cost of it, I decided to invest in an epilator. I did some research and checked out the various epilator products available. I came across the Braun Silk Epil 7 and have now been using it for over 5 years and it has been great!

10 Nutrition Myths Busted

There seems to be a new diet and nutrition myth every day. A lot of these nutrition myths are engrained in our beliefs and people just do not question them. It is important to break these nutrition myths and get to the truths to ensure people are eating and living a healthy lifestyle without all this false information and these fad diets.

Do You Need To Track Macros?

Macros are short for macronutrients. Macronutrients are food groups, your protein, carbohydrates and fat. Tracking your macros allows you to break down your caloric intake into specific macronutrient goals, how many grams of each macronutrient to consume every day. Macro tracking is done by weighing all of your food and using an app such as Myfitness pal to track. Is it necessary, however?

7 Tips To De-Stress

Societies fast-paced, long hours and social pressures, have resulted in individuals feeling under even more pressure and stress. Stress has become a prevalent issue and is a cause of many chronic conditions. Here are 7 tips to help you de-stress.

My Top 5 Podcasts

Podcasts are on the rise and why not. Rather than listening to music, why not listen to a podcast while on your commute and be immersed in an abundance of knowledge in a matter of seconds. Everyone is listening to them and enjoying them. Here are my top 5 podcasts. I warn you I do listen to a range of podcasts!

How Many Calories Do I Eat?

Frequent questions I get asked are, “how many calories do you eat?”, “how many grams of carbohydrates do you eat?”, “what diet do you follow?”, and many other questions relating to this realm of calories and diets. Here is what you need to know.

8 Exercise Mistakes Women With PCOS Make

Exercise is a key component in any PCOS treatment plan. However, certain factors need to be addressed when it comes to PCOS and exercise. I receive many questions from women with PCOS about how they should approach exercise and therefore in this post I want to discuss exercise mistakes that you should avoid ensuring you make results that you are proud of.

How To Become A Morning Person

Many people think they are not a morning person, I thought that too until I started to make some changes. Waking up early allows you to super productive, especially if you have a lot of things to get done throughout the day. Making the transition to waking up early in the morning has been one of the best things I have done.

Fitness Myths Busted

There are plenty of fitness myths and we have heard them all. Here are some fitness myths busted and their truths.

How To Stay Healthy At Work

Maintaining your healthy eating ways can often be more difficult at work as a result of all the office treats that come through every day. Here are some tips to help you maintain your healthy eating habits.

The Benefits Of Exercising With Others

When’s the last time you pushed yourself—like, really pushed your muscles and your mind—during a workout? Let me ask another question: Were you alone, or were you working out with someone?

Supplements You Need For PCOS

Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) is an endocrine disorder, in which hormones are imbalanced. Women with PCOS produce high levels of androgens. Find out which supplements you need for PCOS.

How To Manage Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis

Guest post by Tina Christoudias RD. The worst part of having a chronic condition such as Hashimoto’s is that, to the outside person, you look totally normal.

 

Things You Should Know About Weight Loss

With so much information available, it is not surprising people don’t know how to approach weight loss. As a society, we are constantly bombarded with information and new trends by health and fitness gurus. Here is what you should know about weight loss.

Is The Glycemic Index Important?

The Glycemic Index is a tool which indicates a carbohydrates effect on blood sugar levels. Is following a low GI diet necessary?

Frequently Asked PCOS Questions

PCOS is a common endocrine disorder affecting many women of reproductive age. I have compiled a bunch of questions and answers about PCOS that I frequently get asked to help you.

Female Celebrities Who Have Overcome PCOS

Thanks to PCOS activists, advocates and famous women speaking out about PCOS, there has been an increase in awareness about the condition. The increase in awareness is not only helping PCOS become a recognised condition, but it also helps reach women who are currently suffering from PCOS know that they are not alone.

Food Quality Over Calories

The surge in the number of diets around results in people having a distorted idea and perception of food. People have lost sight of what real food is and why we eat. While I am a huge proponent of flexible dieting and living a lifestyle with no restrictions, I still firmly believe that food quality matters.

Why You Are Not Making Progress In Your Workouts

I frequently get asked for reasons on why progress is not being made even when going to the gym, eating healthy and fewer calories. While there is not one single answer, here are some reasons as to why you are not seeing results.

The Real Cause of Insulin Resistance?

Insulin Resistance has become a common condition, a high carbohydrate was often explained as the cause of insulin resistance and that you should, therefore, follow a low-carb diet. Often, however, eliminating carbs does not get to the root cause of insulin resistance. Could there be another reason?

9 Food Myths Debunked

There seems to be a new diet and food myth every day. New diets are constantly being thrown around telling us that this diet is the best. When this constantly happens, it is understandable that consumers become confused with what really is good and bad, and what you actually should be eating. It is time to put an end to the food myths and get to the truth about nutrition.