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What You Need To Know About Fat If You Have PCOS

While managing carbs gets most of the attention when it comes to PCOS, fat and protein deserve their fair share of attention too. I promise to dedicate an entire post to protein soon but this one is all about fat: how much, what kind and what weird stuff to look out for.  If you’ve got […]

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Problems & Perks Of Protein Shakes (Especially If You Have Hashimoto’s)

  Love them? Hate them?   Protein shakes are a useful tool at times and they are almost synonymous with working out. There’s no doubt they have huge benefits in certain scenarios but are they really necessary? We’ll get to the perks, but first let’s discuss some of the great big downsides to the protein […]

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Why So Puffy?

When I first moved to New York I was the most unhealthy version of myself. Moving here was in some ways the worst thing I could do for my tenacious personality because it truly is the city that never sleeps. There is a buzz that is palpable 24/7 – and living on a busy corner […]

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Why You’re Peeing 20 Times A Day

The first thing I think of when I’m leaving the house is: should I pee again? As a girl that’s battled both PCOS and high stress in the past, my overzealous bladder has created a ton of anxiety for me on road trips, living in Manhattan (seriously, Starbucks is the only place to pee around […]

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How To Avoid The Serial Whole30

It’s no secret, I’m a big fan of Whole30. With such a high percentage of my patients having Hashimoto’s and PCOS, it’s a great template to women started on a very immune-friendly-hormone-helping diet. It’s very straightforward (eat these things, don’t eat those things) so it quickly becomes easy to look at any menu or grocery […]

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The Cheesecake Effect (Why Your Waistline Hates Sugar+Fat)

The Cheesecake Effect could also be called the French Fry Effect, Doughnut Effect, Guac and Chips Effect or any food that is both high in carbs or sugar as well as fat. What happens when we eat these types of foods is that we get an exaggerated insulin response and the message to our metabolism […]

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3 Things You Need To Know About Metformin

Let me first say, I don’t hate Metformin for women with PCOS. For some women it really does help spur ovulation, control blood sugar and help with some weight management but….it’s not without its share of issues.  And it’s definitely not the magic bullet for weight loss – although it’s usually presented that way. How […]

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The Most Underrated Tool For Customizing Your Carb Intake

Testing your blood sugar at home is a completely underutilized tool for customizing your diet. The meter will set you back a few bucks and it’s not totally painless, but after taking it for just a few days you’ll have a whole new understanding of one of your main metabolic hormones: insulin. Insulin is hardly […]

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A Whole New Way To Think About Food

We think of food as good or bad. Like, veggies good, sugar bad. Sweet potato good, French fries bad. This seems benign and we’ve been doing it since we were kids. Eat this good food (broccoli) and then you’ll get this bad food (dessert). The problem is that as grown up girls, we’re still doing […]

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Why Don’t I Look Like Her? How To Stop Comparing

Yesterday I made the point that we can’t simply look at another woman’s body, dig up what she does in the gym and in the kitchen, follow it and expect to get her results. It simply doesn’t work as we are all so individual. We’ve all done it. We see a woman with the legs, […]

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