Tag Archives: PCOS and Nutrition

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Meeting with a Dietitian Changed My Life

New Year’s Day marks a time when we feel compelled to make resolutions and right at the top of the list is weight loss. Why is it that people feel pressured to commit to losing weight in January?  Heck, even the department stores are cashing…

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When low fat = high sugar

When you see the words “low-fat” on a food, do you assume that food is healthy? For many years fat was considered to be the main dietary contributor towards weight gain. But then something strange happened…foods started being manufactured with less fat, advertised as low-fat,…

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Cool Off with a Healthy Frozen Treat

The summer months are a great time to be outside, spend time with friends and enjoy more free time than you may have during the school year. Between sunscreen and bathing suits, there is often opportunity for frozen treats such as ice cream and popsicles….

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Hunger and Fullness with PCOS

Have you ever stopped to think about how your body tells you that you need to eat or that you have had enough and should stop eating? It might sound like a funny concept, but some people report feeling very “in tune” with their body’s…

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Athletes with PCOS

As the school year begins again, many teenagers are getting back into sports after summer break. Sports teams or clubs can be a great way to make friends and stay healthy. For girls with PCOS, sports teams can also be a good way to maintain…

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Eat Your Veggies!

As a dietitian, I am often suggesting to teens that they eat more veggies. Vegetables are packed full of important nutrients such as vitamins and minerals, and they also have fiber, which is helpful for digestive health and to keep us feeling full longer. Feeling…

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What’s in season?

Friday, March 20th marked the first day of spring so despite the remaining snow on the ground and cool breeze in some parts of the country, spring is officially here. This means we can look forward to all the flavorful fruits and vegetables that are…

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Menu Nutrition Labeling: Coming to a Restaurant Near You

You’ve probably noticed that more and more restaurants are posting the calorie content of menu items on their menus. Some cities and states already require chain restaurants to post this information. Pretty soon, this will be federal requirement, which means that all restaurants in the…

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Go Nuts for Nuts!

It’s 3pm and you’ve just come home from school. Dinner isn’t for a couple of hours, but your stomach is already grumbling. With PCOS, you know it’s important to limit foods such as chips, cookies, and candy to avoid a spike in your insulin levels……

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What’s the Deal with Added Sugar?

There’s been a lot of talk about added sugar recently, because the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is talking about putting “added sugar” on the nutrition label. If you are someone who reads the nutrition label on the foods you eat, you know that sugar…