Category Archives: Nutrition

Hydrating for Cold Weather Exercise

When we think of healthy nutrition the first thought that often comes to mind is food! But food isn’t the only key factor in maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Hydration is a critical piece that is often overlooked, especially during the winter months when we aren’t…

Iron: How do you know you’re getting enough?

Iron is an important nutrient that gives us energy by assisting in the transportation of oxygen to the cells in our body. Iron is especially important during the teen years because young women are growing and going through puberty which can increase energy demands. Most…

Trick or Treating with Food Allergies

Trick or treating is a fun activity to do with family or friends, but if you have a food allergy or sensitivity, this activity can feel challenging and scary.  Peanuts, tree nuts, milk, egg, wheat, and soy are among the top allergens in candy that…

Take a Step Towards Meal Prep

Are you a college student who is sick of eating dining hall food? Are you a parent who stresses about what to cook for dinner every day? Are you a teen who wants to start eating healthier? If you answered yes to any of these…

Healthy Food Obsession

Three Trendy Diets Explained

In a diet-obsessed society, healthy diet and lifestyle trends come and go as fast as you can say coconut oil. With a constant influx of new information, it can be hard to keep up with the latest fads. Here are three popular diet tips, and…

PCOS Blog

PCOS and Weight Gain: What’s the Deal?

While weight is a sensitive topic for everyone, it can be especially sensitive for teens with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) because weight gain can be a symptom of PCOS. Depending on someone’s current weight and height, 5-10% weight loss is sometimes recommended for women with…

PCOS Blog

PCOS: Make it a Pair with Protein

For young women with PCOS, we recommend eating a balanced diet which includes whole grains, fruits and vegetables, and protein. Protein is important for rebuilding muscles and repairing tissues in the body and helps keep blood sugar level. It also keeps us full between meals….

PCOS Blog

Intuitive Eating and PCOS

Have you ever gone too long without eating that your stomach starts to growl and you get “hangry” (angry, grouchy or irritable because you’re hungry)? Have you ever had cravings that are so strong that they lead to eating past the point of fullness? When…