I’ve been specializing in nutrition for Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome for the past 15 years and am one of the pioneers in the field. I understand the unique nutritional needs of women with PCOS, including carbohydrate cravings, difficulty losing weight and mood swings. Many women with PCOS are frustrated with the medical and dietary advice they have received. To make matters worse, there is a lot of conflicting information on nutrition guidelines for PCOS. I will separate fact from fiction and will help you find what works best for YOU!
You will receive an individualized approach in your counseling session with me. No one eating plan is appropriate for everyone. The eating plan must be based on the individual’s lifestyle, degree of insulin resistance, medical history, food preferences and goals.
PCOS is no longer viewed as a gynecological condition, but rather an endocrine condition that can have an effect on your whole body. Your counseling sessions will include guidelines to decrease your risk of diabetes and heart disease. And of course, the right kind of eating plan can help you with your symptoms of PCOS as well as promote weight loss and help you with fertility. And keep in mind that not all women with PCOS are overweight. The right kind of eating plan is just as important if you are lean.
I can help you with the following:
- Lose weight
- Control carbohydrate cravings
- Increase energy levels and mood
- Provide you with individualized meal plans
- Improve fertility
- Decrease insulin levels and risk of diabetes
- Control blood sugar levels if you have diabetes
- Decrease risk of gestational diabetes
- Review supplements for PCOS
- Plan a healthy weight maintaining diet
- Provide recommendations for exercise
- Lower cholesterol and triglycerides
- Kosher diet for PCOS
- Eating in restaurants or take-out
- Healthy snacks
Counseling sessions can be held in person in her NYC office, via phone or skype. Contact Martha today to schedule your counseling session at (212) 879-5167 or email.
“I have PCOS and attributed that to being overweight. I began working with Martha and I lost 40 lbs in 8 months. I went from a size 12 to a size 4. I learned how to lose weight as well as how to maintain it”. —Lise C, physical therapist
“I have been referring my patients with PCOS to Martha McKittrick, RD, CDE for the past 12 years. They are always pleased with her professional guidance and empathetic demeanor. Her eating plans have promoted weight loss in many of my patients. Since losing even 5-10% of body weight leads to metabolic changes that alter the progressive changes of the metabolic syndrome and the effects of excessive insulin, her outline of treatment has helped reduce the impact of excessive weight in this syndrome”. —Dr. Walter Futterweit
“I am still following your PCOS-friendly food plan and got pregnant naturally!!! (we had stopped fertility treatments). I would never have believed that it was possible since I don’t ovulate on my own but I believe that it was to your credit that it was able to happen. I could never thank you enough!! I’ve lost a total of 35 pounds (this was done with one initial session and one f/u)”. —Judy S.