If you have been in the nutrition world for a little while, you would have heard the term "macros" or macronutrients. In this article, we look at the ideal macros for PCOS - is it high fat, low carb or high carb, low fat or perhaps somewhere in the middle?
Hi! I'm Tarryn.
I am a PCOS Expert, Blogger and Coach. Since being diagnosed with PCOS 10 years ago, I have dedicated my time to researching, understanding and teaching about PCOS. I am the founder of PCOS Diet Support, one of the leading PCOS websites worldwide.
Check out the latest articles and research from Tarryn.
Many women with PCOS struggle with disordered eating, for a number of reasons. Even though disordered eating does not necessarily mean an eating disorder, it is absolutely something that we need to be aware of. Find out why we are prone to disordered eating and what we can do about it.
You may have been prescribed Metformin for PCOS. It comes with a host of unpleasant side effects and apart from that, there are 6 other reasons you may want to reconsider taking Metformin. This article also offers some natural alternatives with fewer unpleasant side effects.
How long did it take you to be diagnosed with PCOS? If it was a long and painful process, unfortunately you are not alone! Research shows that on average it takes more than 2 years and 3 doctors to finally be diagnosed with PCOS! Considering there are millions of us with PCOS, that just isn't good enough!
Coffee... I love the smell of it; the ritual of it. Okay, I also need the caffeine, if I'm honest. But, I haven't been convinced about the health benefits or the negative impact on my PCOS. So, I've done the research and made some decisions. Here is what you need to know.
PCOS and Cholesterol are closely linked and up to 70% of us have higher cholesterol than we should have. There are no symptoms of high cholesterol but it is a silent threat. So, in this article, I share with you everything you need to know about PCOS and Cholesterol, including how to lower it naturally.
Tackle the Heart of the Problem - PCOS
The PCOS Master Plan helps you to understand what is happening in your body. But more than that, they give you the tools you need to truly address the underlying hormones so that you can rise above the symptoms of PCOS.
Here is the incredible thing about what you'll learn through the course - the way that you look at yourself and your PCOS will be forever changed. There's no going back to the hopeless sinking feeling that so often accompanies PCOS.
Take the Hassle and Confusion out of Eating Well for your PCOS
Knowing what to eat and what to avoid, how much and how often can be confusing and draining. PCOS Foodies is the most advanced meal planning platform for women with PCOS. With done-for-you meal plans, powerful nutrition data and auto generated shopping lists, eating well for your PCOS has never been easier.
Remember, changing the way that you eat is proven to be the most effective way of managing your PCOS (even more so than medication).
Thrive with PCOS
Whether you've just been diagnosed or known about your PCOS for a while, the PCOS Starter Kit will give you the information and support you need to manage your PCOS naturally, addressing the underlying hormone imbalance so that you can start to see changes in your PCOS symptoms.
"I have to say THANK YOU for your site and the weekly meal plans. I've been following your meal plan for 6 weeks now. I've lost 10 pounds, my acne is gone, and I just got my first natural period in nearly a year!! I'm so happy, and I'm so grateful to you for helping make it possible. :)"
My dietician, GP and endocrinologist just don't understand, and telling me to lose weight just didn't work. The PCOS Master Plan has changed my life. I made some changes myself last year e.g. giving up dairy, but since starting the course I have given up take aways and started exercising too. I'm still struggling with eliminating the gluten completely, but getting there. The weight has started to come off, slowly but surely. Since starting HIIT my energy levels have increased. If you told me 6 months ago that I'd be walking everywhere and exercising, I wouldn't have believed it. I am not as hungry any more and feel in control. I used to think I had an eating disorder and was a compulsive binge eater, but now I understand what was going on! I have also been diagnosed with generalised anxiety disorder and clinical depression, but I'm wondering how much of that is actually PCOS related! Thank you so much for this course!
Where do I begin. Being diagnosed with PCOS the beginning of this year left me feeling, alone and overwhelmed. Finding you and the The PCOS Master Plan course has opened my eyes to every detail of PCOS, and how to manage my symptoms. I find myself referring back to the course when I need a refresher. The content of this course is easy to read and quite honestly a gem. This course has helped me both mentally and physically, and has given me the tools I need to be successful in managing my PCOS symptoms. I find myself spreading the word of you and your course to my fellow "cysters". I am so thankful for you and this course!
I was recently diagnosed with PCOS at 24. The PCOS Starter Kit gave me not only an understanding of PCOS, but restored my hope in managing it and getting control of my symptons again. It provides endless resources, and information for anything PCOS related. I was drowning in symptoms (irregular cycles, inflammation in my back, rapid hair growth in weird places, weight gain, and NO ENERGY whatsoever, among many more). After the diagnosis, I had very little support from my doctor, other than the Metformin prescription. I had no outlets for support, or information until I stumbled upon the PCOS Starter Kit. It was like the light at the end of the tunnel, the answers to a lot of my questions, and finally a support system I had been looking for. I finally started to feel something I hadn’t in a very long time… hope. I was finally in the driver’s seat of this of this disorder. I started to understand it, and know what steps to take to counteract the negative effects of PCOS. I’m still very new at this, and can only imagine what a year’s time will bring, but I do know that the results even as minor as they were started to show themselves right away.
When I was diagnosed at 17 I wasn't fully aware of what any of this meant. Over the years I have struggled with my weight and even going on diets with other people wasn't enough motivation when I spent months and months not losing a pound. For a long time I pretended I didn't have this condition and slipped into depression. This year I decided to change and I came across this PCOS starter kit along the way. Even though I had spoken to my doctor and other people, I've never understood what I should be eating daily and it can get so confusing looking at the nutritional information on everything. The starter kit has helped and brought light to loads of things - I never thought dairy effected my condition so much. I'm not going to lie, it's been tough giving up foods that I love but since focusing on my symptoms, I've lost 9lbs. It might not be a lot to some but it's massive amount to someone who couldn't shed a pound. I feel better and I love to read your posts on Facebook knowing that I'm not alone. Thank you for all your help.
I'm not sure if you know you have followers in Norway, but you do 😉 PCOS diet support has been a bible for me these last four mounts. I love your daily e-mails. Such good guidance for someone that needs a little help understanding why her body is the way it is. It is a huge comfort just knowing that there's a reason. Why I might feel depressed and why the anxiety might pop up from time to time. There is a reason!!! I'm not just crazy. Yay!! And I am starting to see results. My skin has cleared up. And people are starting to ask me if I have lost weight (haven't been on the scale yet). For me these are signs that things are going the right way. And I am determined to continue on this path. So thank you so much. Keep spreading your knowledge and I will share it with those I meet who also need a little guidance.
It has been 8 months since I have truly taken responsibility for my PCOS. Before that I tried little things here and there but never fully accepted that this is something that I have, something that I can no longer ignore and something I need to learn to love about myself as well. I have spent many years of my life angry and hateful towards myself and my body for having this.
The starter kit and emails were absolutely necessary to me to get the ground work in place for managing my symptoms. The kit because it provided examples of how to start to view food as so much more than a comfort. It was to power and fuel my body. The recipes all sounded like something that would actually fit not only into my lifestyle but that my family would also ENJOY.
I have had small weight losses. It is still a struggle for me but I am not as hard on myself as I once was and I refuse to starve myself and am working on learning to really feed myself like I love myself.
Just want to say how thankful I am from all the information I learned through Tarryn PCOS starter kit. I have made a lot of the changes Tarryn educated me on ,and I gotta say I feel the best I've felt in a long time especially after meals cause I was eating all the wrong things and my skin has even cleared up. I appreciate all the info you shared with me and look forward to continuing to make changes and getting more educated through Tarryn’s diet plan and meals. God Bless.
I want to thank you for all your help and information. I have lean PCOS I am not underweight but I don't struggle with weight issues either. However, I do hold the weight I have on my tummy! I did always wonder why! My main issue is acne. I have tried everything, antibiotics, topical and oral, creams, the pill, I did eventually take roaccutane at 27 which worked..... for a while. After about a year I started getting the spots back. They started at age 12 all over my back, then my chest, then at 19 I developed them on my face, lower third, jawline etc classic PCOS, deep, red cysts, very sore took ages to heal. I purchased some Inositol and I have been taking it for a month. MY SKIN IS AMAZING!!! Even my husband commented! I have been taking your recommended VIT D supplement and eating a lot better, no sugar, less carbs, no gluten, no diary etc,. BUT I feel so much better, I am so happy that my skin is better. I hope we will conceive soon too. Thank you for all your help it really has changed things for me dramatically, the health professionals out there are so unhelpful with PCOS but you know it all!