Tag Archives: PCOS and Nutrition

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Don’t be Fooled by the “Whole Grain” Game

I often talk to people about the importance of eating whole grains which includes whole wheat, brown rice, quinoa, oats, buckwheat, corn, bulger, and more. These grains are important for the health benefits that they provide through vitamins, minerals, and fiber in a way that…

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PCOS and Small Frequent Meals

If you are a young woman diagnosed with PCOS, you may have heard the recommendation that you should eat “small frequent meals” instead of two or three large meals during the day. This is suggested for several reasons. One reason is that it helps to…

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Summer Barbeques!

Summer is finally here! With the fourth of July right around the corner, what better time than now to talk about summer BBQs? BBQs are a great way to get together with your family and friends to enjoy the beautiful weather. Often, these gatherings feature…

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A Glycemic Index Refresher

If you’ve ever done any research into a good “diet” for PCOS, you may have heard the term “low glycemic index.” But just because you’ve heard of it, doesn’t mean you understand what it means! In essence, the glycemic index of a food indicates how…

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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…