Women with PCOS are prone to carrying weight around their middle – the proverbial spare tyre so to speak. We have those high insulin levels to thank for that. In this article, Erika Volk, The PCOS Personal Trainer, shares some workouts we can do to combat that belly fat.
There are a lot of fears and misconcpetions when it comes to PCOS. There are things we think about ourselves or things others may think of us that simply aren’t true. So, in this article, let’s have a look at the truth behind what PCOS does and doesn’t mean for us.
With at least 1 in 10 women being diagnoed with PCOS, the sheer number of us is huge and unfortunately, growing daily. I asked my PCOS Diet Support Facebook page what they think every woman with PCOS needs to know. This is what they came up with.
Very often we can get stuck in a rut when it comes to food. We eat the same things day in and day out. Also, for breakfast, we may have been used to cereals or porridge or other dairy and gluten filled products. So, here are some PCOS friendly breakfast alternatives.
Gut health has become increasingly popular in the health world as more and more research reveals how important our guts are to our overall health and well being. And, unsurprisingly, you gut health can also impact on your PCOS. Here is what you need to know.
Did you know that 85% of women with PCOS are deficient in Vitamin D? That it huge! And it has far reaching consequences – from depression to infertility. I recommend every woman with PCOS take Vitamin D supplements. What are you doing to boost your Vitamin D?
You may have taken a while to conceive a beautiful baby and you may have followed a good PCOS diet while you were trying to conceive. Now, you might be wondering if your diet should change now that you are pregnant. Let’s have a look at what your PCOS diet should look like in pregnancy.
Sometimes even the people closest to us struggle to understand PCOS and all that it means to us. One of the ladies in The PCOS Master Plan asked me how to explain PCOS to her partner. So, I wrote a letter to my husband to help him understand (and maybe you could share it with yours).
Just because you have PCOS, does NOT mean that you will never have a baby. In fact, the research (and my own experience) suggests that it is entirely possible for women with PCOS to have children! If you’re struggling with fertility, this research might give you hope.
Superfoods are all the rage at the moment and we’re all looking for ultra healthy foods that will pack a nutritional punch. Well, there are also some superfoods that will help your PCOS and symptoms. It may be worth including these foods in your diet on a regular basis.
My daughter is prone to PCOS simply by virtue that I have it. And it makes me angry. It just doesn’t seem fair at all. So, do you know what I do with that anger? I use it to motivate me to keep going when I’m struggling to find the motivation for myself.
The feeling of discomfort after meals… Pants feeling tight and uncomfortable. People asking if you’re pregnant. I’ve been there and I know how uncomfortable bloating can be. But, it can get better. Here are some ways that you can beat the bloat with PCOS.
Many women with PCOS turn to Maca powder to try to treat their symptoms. Now, when I take any new supplement, I like to know that there is scientific evidence behind what I’m taking. So, I’ve looked at the research on Maca. Here is what I found.
So many of us struggle with our weight. It is so easy to put it on and just so darn hard to lose. Special diets, loads of exercise, nothing seems to help. The good news is that it is possible to lose weight with PCOS, if you address your underlying PCOS and hormone imbalance.
Our little family of 3 has just become a family of 4 as little Joshua joined us in December. I just want to give you a brief update of how things are going and let you know why it has been so quiet at PCOS Diet Support. I’ll be back in action soon!
Losing weight with PCOS can feel virtually impossible, not matter how hard you try. Well, ther’s good news and bad news. Your PCOS is making it hard to lose weight. But here is the good news. There is something that you can do about it. First, you need to understand what is happening in your body.
You may have thought that acne was a thing of the past. That as you left your adolescent years, your skin would clear up. Unfortunately this isn’t the case for a lot of women with PCOS. Our raging testosterone levels often wreak havoc on our skin. Here is what you need to know about PCOS and acne.
For many years, I’ve recommended a gluten free diet for PCOS. And there is good reason for that. Gluten causes chronic inflammation (something we’re already prone to), it’s a hormone disruptor and it is often high in carbs. Here is what I do instead of having gluten.
If you have fallen away from eating well for your PCOS, as a way to get back on track, you may be tempted to do some kind of detox or cleanse. But, what does the evidence say and is a cleanse the best thing for your PCOS? Let’s have a look at the research and offer some alternatives to a cleanse.
Testosterone is often the cause of a lot of our troubling PCOS symptoms – hair where you don’t want it, not enough hair where you do want it, acne, that irregular cycle. There are some foods that have been shown to lower testosterone levels and may be worth including more of these in your diet.
When we want to lose weight with PCOS, one of the first things that we do is try some kind of diet, only to find that we don’t lose weight. We may even gain more weight. Why is that? Well, we’re probably watching calories but not addressing our PCOS, the cause of our weight gain.