I must confess… I’m not a huge fan of the gym (or even exercise for that matter). And I don’t always have a lot of time on my hands. So, when I workout, I want to know that I am getting the biggest bang for my buck. Erika Volk, The PCOS Personal trainer, shares her best PCOS workout.
That afternoon slump… When you just can’t keep your eyes open… You can’t really think straight… All you want is your bed. Feeling this way is actually pretty common in women with PCOS. But, it doesn’t have to be. There are ways that you can beat the brain fog with PCOS
I am always on the look out for some different recipes to try. I love experimenting and pottering in the kitchen and when I stumbled across this marmalade chicken recipe, I couldn’t resist. It’s simple, easy to make and oh so delicious. Well worth a try!
It can be hard to know what type of exercise to do for PCOS – strength training / cardio / a combination maybe? In this article, Erika Volk, The PCOS Personal Trainer, shares why cardio is important for PCOS and the most effective cardio exercise (workouts included).
Metformin (an insulin sensitizing drug) is commonly prescribed to women with PCOS to help manage their symptoms. But, taking Metformin over a long period of time can lead to some serious vitamin deficiencies. If you’re taking Merformin, here is what you need to know.
There are so many different forms of exercise out there and it’s important to which out which form of exercise you enjoy so that you can do it on a regular basis. Bethanie, a follower and customer, shares her experience and expertise as a yoga instructor and how it can help PCOS.
Many of us struggle with an irregular menstrual cycle as a result of PCOS. This causes us to be deficient in progesterone and dominant in estrogen. This can have a negative effect on our bodies, as well as our fertility. Natural progesterone cream may be helpful to correct this.
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 misconceptions 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 diagnosed 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.