If you have PCOS and are having difficultly losing weight, you aren’t alone! This is the most common complaint I hear from my patients with PCOS.  It can be so frustrating to try diet after diet, along with exercise, and get minimal results while you see others around you losing weight on…

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Last week was National Infertility week. Since so many women with PCOS struggle with infertility, I thought it would be perfect timing (ok ..one week late!) to blog about about how to boost your chances of pregnancy. I chatted with Tracy Lockwood Beckerman,registered dietitian and fertility specialist at Tracy Lockwood Beckerman Nutrition…

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How to Plan the Best Breakfast for PCOS

Most breakfast foods are loaded with carbs. The typical breakfast of cereal, yogurt parfaits, muffins or bagels are not the ideal breakfast for PCOS. And who has time to start cooking eggs when you’re trying to rush out the door!  But what you eat for breakfast can set the tone for the…

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A healthy diet for PCOS contains lean protein, lots of high fiber vegetables, healthy fats and a moderate amount of low glycemic carbs.  Nutrition should be the first step in treating PCOS. However knowing what to do and actually finding the time to so it are two separate things! Most of us…

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Foods That Can Help Manage Blood Sugar

Type 2 diabetes is an emerging epidemic but it’s especially common in women with PCOS. 50% of women with PCOS will develop diabetes or prediabetes by age 40. We’re well-versed with the important diet and lifestyle strategies needed to keep blood sugar in check, including regular exercise, portion control, eliminating junk, watching…

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Pros and Cons of a Ketogenic Diet

Ketogenic diets are a trending topic. Pinterest and instagram are loaded with recipes oozing with bacon, cheese, butter and coconut oil. Fat, fat and more fat! So what’s the deal with this crazy high fat diet? Proponents of keto diets claim it has numerous health benefits ranging from treatment of Alzheimer’s and…

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Are Ketogenic Diets Good for PCOS?

Ketogenic diets are a hot topic right now in the PCOS, diabetes and weight loss communities. Proponents of the ketogenic diet (keto for short)  claim it lowers blood sugar and insulin levels, decreases inflammation, promotes weight loss and may help prevent or even reverse type 2 diabetes. And if that’s not enough,…

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Easy Ways to Improve Your Willpower

How many times have you wished you had more willpower to make healthier choices? Like keeping your hands out of the bread basket, not having that 3rd glass of wine or going to the gym after work? You’ve probably berated yourself for a lack of willpower a million times. But is it…

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Health Benefits of Apple Cider Vinegar

At least once a week a client will ask me my opinion of apple cider vinegar (ACV). Does it really lower blood sugar? What about promoting weight loss? And for women with PCOS, these 2 claims are very appealing! If you believe what you read in the internet, it seems apple cider…

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Low Carb Shirataki Noodle Recipes

If you are watching your carbs, you are probably missing pasta and noodles big time. Good news – this product may really help you out! I often suggest this these “pasta-like” noodles to my clients on low carb diet as they have almost zero calories and carbs. In addition, they contain a…

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