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.
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.
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Vegetables are full of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants, making them a key food in any one’s diet. However, many people fail to eat enough.
It is likely that you have heard and come across a 3 day crash diet called the ‘Military Diet’. If you are thinking of following this ‘diet’ to lose weight, think again.
A PCOS diagnosis is commonly associated with being overweight, however, that is not always the case, you can be lean and have PCOS. Find out what you can do to help manage your PCOS, with no weight loss.
A common symptom of PCOS is weight gain or difficulty losing weight. Find out why it is so hard to lose weight with PCOS and what to do to help.
A common sacrifice people make when they decide to lose weight is to stop going out to eat. Often when this happens, a person’s social life also becomes affected.Here are some healthy eating tips to help you still eat out and lose weight.
Sleep is such a crucial part of living a healthy lifestyle and managing your PCOS. Here are 13 tips to help you sleep better.
A PCOS diagnosis often brings with it a whole host of emotions and endless questions. Losing weight can be a struggle sometimes, however, losing weight becomes even more difficult when you also suffer from insulin resistance in which many women with PCOS also do. Find out 5 common PCOS Diet mistakes we have all made. Knowing the diet mistakes, you will now be able to recognise them and avoid making them yourselves.
PCOS affects 5%-10% of women of a reproductive age. While PCOS is a common endocrine disorder many women also go undiagnosed and untreated. PCOS is an endocrine disorder, which means a woman’s hormones are imbalanced. Therefore the root cause of all PCOS symptoms is a hormone imbalance. While the type and cause of a woman’s PCOS may differ, the problem is a hormone imbalance.
I recently came across the egg fast. The first thing that came to my mind when I found out of this, was who can last on only eating eggs, I mean don’t get me wrong, I do like eggs, but having to eat eggs every day, I just can’t do. Does the egg fast work and should you do it?
Asparagus is a popular vegetable, and what is not to love about them, well apart from the unpleasant smell of your urine once you eat it….Putting that to one side, asparagus is a vegetable that should be on everyone’s plate.
We all have a goal or a dream. While the goal or dream we have and strive to achieve may differ from person to person, the steps to achieve it is often the same.
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.
I recently got asked a question about whether you should visit a Doctor for check ups even if you are not looking to get pregnant. Find out why you should.
I have previously written a blog post about the connection between mood and food. In this blog post, I identify, with tips, how you can manage your mood using food
Apricots are a delicious fruit that you can either eat fresh or dried. Eaten fresh they are soft and juicy. Apricots are small in size but are packed full of vitamins and antioxidants important for our health.
There is one popular breakfast option that you should avoid eating if you have PCOS, and that is Instant Oats!
Many women with PCOS often try to avoid eating fruit due to their high sugar content, however, you do not have to. Fruits contain vitamins, minerals and antioxidants which are important for our health. Women with PCOS should opt for low GI fruit.
We all know fruit is essential to our overall health and well-being. Apple season is soon approaching. Apples are a widely consumed fruit, they are inexpensive, crisp and provide a crunchy texture. However, apples are also a great fruit for women with PCOS.
I am always on the lookout for new whole food, bars and snacks. I came across MyProtein’s Organic Raw Bar. This bar is not a protein bar, but as MyProtein advertises it, it is more a ‘healthier’ alternative to a chocolate bar. *REVIEW*
In 2013, there were 4 million cases of mood disorders, in the UK. While research has also found that women are 40% more likely than men to develop depression. Could there be a link between the food we are eating and our mood?
It is common to see people walk past the frozen food section of the supermarket as it is often believed that this section of the store is bad and full of unhealthy foods. But, I am here to tell you that this is not entirely true!
We are all guilty of indulging in sugar and there is nothing wrong with that. However, there are people who indulge a little too much and too often. Women with PCOS are prone to sugar cravings. Many women with PCOS and are also insulin resistant and this is where controlling sugar cravings is important.
I take you through a full day of eating and show you what my PCOS Diet.
Yes, you read that right. You are probably thinking well how can that work. How can you say eat more calories and exercise less and lose weight? Isn’t the whole principle of losing weight to be in a caloric deficit through eating less food/calories and also exercising intensely 6- 7 days a week burning 500+ calories?
When you are diagnosed with PCOS you are often told or hear that carbs are bad and that you should avoid them. I have prviously written a blog post addressing the topic, whether you should eat carbs if you have PCOS. In this blog post, I answer a frequently asked quesiton, and that is, How Many Grams of Carbohydrates Can I Eat if I Have PCOS?
We are all guilty of overeating sometimes, it may be because it is your birthday, it’s Christmas, or you are on holiday in a different country and you want to enjoy and indulge in the new food.However, if you find yourself constantly overeating on a regular basis, there are often underlying reasons for it and they should be brought to the surface in order for you to put an end to it. Here are 5 Reasons Why You Are Overeating With Tips.
Losing weight can be a struggle, but following these 5 Simple Rules for Weight Loss can help.
I often get asked are you allowed snacks and what kind of snacks are good for my PCOS. Find out here some healthy snack ideas for PCOS.
I take you through a Day in the Diet | full day of eating and show you what foods I include and eat for my PCOS.
Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome is a common endocrine disorder, however, currently, there is no recommended diet. Find out the benefits of a Plant Based Diet for PCOS.