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