How to Handle Holiday Sweets in the Office

It’s that time of the year! If your office is anything like mine, the holiday treats are piling up everywhere. My nutrition office is in a large medical practice and patients send in tempting gifts of food every holiday season. It’s like navigating a land mine of sugar! Boxes of chocolate near…

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As we head into the heat of the holiday season, I see the stress levels of my patients escalate. And the last thing a woman with PCOS needs is MORE stress! I turned to PCOS psychologist extraordinaire – Gretchen Kubacky, Psy.D. from PCOS Wellness for her tips on how to handle holiday stress….

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Healthy Low Carb Supermarket Finds

I have many patients who are on low carb diets, whether it’s for diabetes, PCOS, weight loss or  just personal preference. So of course, I’m always on the lookout for new products. I’m particularly interested in items that can be made into quick dinners or ideas for portion controlled snacks. Here are 8…

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It’s hard to believe Thanksgiving is this week! Hopefully you’ll be able relax with family and friends and enjoy a delicious meal. However for some people, this day evokes a lot of stress for a variety of reasons  including family tension, stress from traveling, having to shop and prepare the meal or just the thought of…

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I don’t like to use the word restrict … but I’m going to in this post! We’ve come a long way from the old Food Pyramid when it comes to the field of nutrition. There are so many interesting areas to explore aside from protein, fat and carbs. Obviously the types of…

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The majority of my patients with PCOS have sugar cravings. And if that’s the case, I bet Halloween is not one of  your favorite days of the year. Even if don’t buy candy for the trick or treaters, those miniature treats still manage to appear … everywhere.  They seem so harmless but…

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Coffee, Caffeine and PCOS

You may have read on the internet that you should avoid coffee if you have PCOS and thought “GREAT – ONE MORE THING I HAVE TO AVOID”! If you have trouble functioning in the morning like me, this is the last thing you want to hear. Coffee, after water, is the most…

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Health Benefits of Glucomannan

You may have seen glucomannan listed in the ingredient list of some products and thought gluco … what? Another preservative? Friend or foe? You’ll probably be seeing a lot more if it. I first saw it as the main ingredient in Shirataki noodles a few years ago and had no clue what…

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7 Problem Areas in My Diet

I bet you think a nutritionist spends hours shopping at the farmer’s market, preparing gourmet organic meals and blending up green smoothies. And of course, a nutritionist would never touch a cookie, Haagen Daz ice cream bar or white bread! Um … I know that many of my clients assume I have…

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I often get asked this question by my patients – especially my patients with PCOS.  Should you weigh yourself once a day, once a week or not at all? Should you just go by how you feel or how your clothes fit? The answer is – there is no ONE  answer that…

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