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Welcome to 2012 and a Healthier You

2012 pcos diet

Happy New Year and a special welcome to all of you who have committed to making this the year you make changes in your life to help kick your PCOS in the butt! What is this PCOS Diet? Many of you are asking me what this PCOS diet is, and I thought it would also be…

Are You Ready to Kick Your PCOS in the Butt this Year?

pcos diet 2013

I’ve been a bit quiet on the PCOS Diet front. Those of you who were following along on the My PCOS Diet Tumblr blog will know that my dad became very sick. I went to live with Mum and Dad for a while to help out. I was there much longer than expected and hadn’t…

I’m on a PCOS Diet

pcos diet

I’m going on a PCOS Diet. I hate that word – diet. We’re are always on a diet. Our diet is whatever we choose to eat every day. But the connotations of it are that we’re following extreme measures to lose weight. My PCOS diet isn’t going to be extreme but it is more focused on dealing…

How Much Water Should You Drink a Day (and is it all just a marketing ploy to sell bottled water)?

benefits of drinking water

About 6 weeks ago, I heard a news story that mentioned a study into the amount of water we should drink every day. The conclusion was that we don’t need to drink 6 to 8 glasses of water a day. It went so far as to say this could in fact be dangerous, and that…

10 Things You Need to Know About Losing Weight

dont skip breakfast

Last week on the PCOS Matters Facebook page, I mentioned a BBC TV show I had seen called “10 Things You Need to Know About Losing Weight.” Since many of you are in other countries, I promised to summarize it here on the blog. The show was interesting because: (a) it proved a number of…

PCOS Diet: I Never Make New Year’s Resolutions

pcos diet goal setting

Happy New Year! I’m sure many of you have made New Year’s Resolutions to lose weight and get in shape. I’m also sure that some of you make that resolution every year. Or maybe you have given something up you know is bad for you (like sugar)? How’s does that work out for you? I…

Insulin Resistance PCOS Diet

Insulin Resistance PCOS diet

As I’ve mentioned before on the blog, a large number of women with PCOS are Insulin Resistant. But, what does this mean and what does it have to do with your choice of PCOS diet? Let’s start by explaining what Insulin Resistance is… You can read more at What is Insulin Resistance. In basic terms,…

Diet for PCOS: Which One is Best?

diet for PCOS

One of the most common questions I’m asked in relation to PCOS is “What is the best diet for PCOS?” We all know that being a healthy weight will help with our PCOS symptoms, give us a better chance of conceiving (if we want to have children) and help combat some of those health issues…

Questions to Ask Your Doctor About PCOS

pcos doctor

There has been an ongoing discussion on the PCOS Matters Facebook page that seems to have evolved through several topics. One topic that came up was what questions to ask the doctor about PCOS and I remembered this short report I wrote a few years ago. It offers some general questions you should ask at…

PCOS Acne

pcos acne treatment

As mentioned in the previous post, PCOS and Pelvic Pain, I’d love to know your most burning PCOS questions. Our second question came from @youheardright on Twitter and is about PCOS acne. She asked: “I’m wondering if anyone has had substantial success with clearing acne, blemishes, etc with meds or birth control pills?” PCOS Acne…