Stay Tuned for Big Changes on this Blog

I wanted to give all my blog readers a heads up that my blog and website will be getting a major facelift in the next week. The next time you get an blog emailed to you it will look VERY different. I’m very excited and can’t wait for you to see it!…

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Food Bingeing and PCOS

The Girl Scout cookies finally got to you … you caved in and ate the whole box. You feel out of control and berate yourself for your lack of discipline after this food bingeing episode. You know processed carbs aren’t good for PCOS so how could you do this? STOP.  You aren’t…

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My patients with PCOS often ask me what I think of energy bars. While my first choice is real food, there are times when an energy bar comes in handy. It’s kind of hard to eat a sliced apple with peanut butter when you’re running errands. But you know what can happen…

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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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