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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.

 

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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.

In Pursuit of Health: Asparagus

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.

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.

Should I Worry About My PCOS?

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.

How to Manage Mood With Food

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

In Pursuit of Health: Apricots

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.

Stop Eating Instant Oats If You Have PCOS!

There is one popular breakfast option that you should avoid eating if you have PCOS, and that is Instant Oats!

Can I Eat Fruit If I Have PCOS?

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.

Why You Should Eat An Apple A Day

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.

Favourite Bars- MyProtein Organic Raw Bars

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*

A Connection Between Food and Mood?

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?

Frozen Foods That Are Good For You

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!

Tips to Control Sugar Cravings for PCOS

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.

Full Day Of Eating | My PCOS Diet

I take you through a full day of eating and show you what my PCOS Diet.

Eat More, Exercise Less and Lose Weight?

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?

How Many Grams of Carbohydrates Can I Eat?

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?

5 Reasons Why You Are Overeating With Tips

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.

5 Simple Rules for Weight Loss

Losing weight can be a struggle, but following these 5 Simple Rules for Weight Loss can help.

Heathy Snack Ideas for PCOS

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.

Day in the Diet | Full Day Of Eating

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.

Benefits of a Plant Based Diet for 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.

How Ditching One Simple Food Can Boost Weight Loss

Losing weight can be a struggle, but find out how ditching one simple food can boost weight loss.

Octopus and Parsley Recipe

This Octopus and Parsley recipe is delicious! It is tender, melts in the mouth and full of flavour.

10 Things You Should Avoid Saying To A Woman With PCOS

A PCOS diagnosis can be confusing and overwhelming. Here are 10 Things You Should Avoid Saying To A Woman With PCOS.

Tips to Boost Weight Loss

Have you hit a plateau? Or maybe you just need a boost. Making changes to your eating and exercise habits can seem so daunting. But it doesn’t have to feel like that.

Here are 14 tips to help you boost your weight loss.

Caffeine and PCOS- Should You Avoid it?

Everyone enjoys a nice hot cup of coffee or tea in the morning before work (because no one functions without it, right?), or when we need that extra push before our workout or even to get you through the rest of the day. However, is this delicious hot beverage doing our PCOS and symptoms harm?

Delicious Crab Salad

This delicious crab salad is lightly refreshing, super simple and quick to make.

What To Eat On PCOS Diet | My PCOS Diet

When it comes to managing your PCOS, your diet plays a crucial role. While there is no set or best diet for PCOS, it is important that your diet is made up of whole foods, these are foods that have been minimally processed.

Difference Between Celiac Disease and Non-Celiac Gluten Sensitivity?

In the last few years, the number of people diagnosing themselves as gluten intolerant is continuing to rise. The problem is that the gluten free diet is becoming more of a fad diet, rather than a medical necessity. Are you Celiac, gluten sensitive or do you suffer from a wheat allergy?

11 Reasons Why You Are Not Losing Weight

Have you hit a weight loss plateau or are you gaining weight, instead of losing? Here are 11 reasons why and tips to help break through the plateau.

Why More Muscle Helps PCOS

Along with a PCOS diagnosis, many women also find out that they are insulin resistant. Research is continuously finding out having more muscle helps PCOS.