Ovulation 101: The Basics

I was having a discussion with a male friend who mentioned that nowadays it seemed like the vast majority of women have a hormone imbalance. Based on recent statistics, it is estimated that worldwide, 1 in every 15 women has PCOS and Endometriosis affects an estimated 1 in 10 women during their reproductive years which…

The Fundamentals of Fat Loss

In my last blog I spoke about the various roles that Insulin can play in fat loss, especially for women with PCOS related weight gain that usually stems from having insulin resistance. While I don’t undermine the role of insulin or any other hormone impairment, for that matter, that can lead to excessive weight gain…

The Role of Insulin in Fat Loss for Women with PCOS

“I can’t lose weight, I have PCOS.” I’ve heard that so many times with a lot of my weight loss clients and the truth is that’s not true…but it’s not a false statement either. Let me break it down. First off, what IS the role of insulin? Insulin is a hormone which plays a number…

Here’s why you suck at dieting

Since I’ve started doing nutrition plans professionally I would have to say that the one other thing on par with creating confusion and anxiety, like the misinformation of carbohydrates (see my last post) is the concept of dieting. I would say that about 90% of my clients had a negative association with dieting and even…

The ‘C’ Word

It’s been over 9 months since I’ve written anything and in my defense it hasn’t been because of my usual procrastination; I’ve actually been working non-stop since my last post. Around July last year I completed a very personal goal and became certified as a Specialist in Fitness Nutrition with the ISSA. Why? I’ve been…

PCOS and Inflammation

Inflammation can be defined as a localized physical condition in which part of the body becomes reddened, swollen, hot, and often painful, especially as a reaction to injury or infection. Many illnesses and conditions stem from inflammation. These are a few symptoms associated with chronic low grade inflammation: Brain fog, weight gain, joint and muscle…

Understanding Insulin Resistance PCOS

As mentioned in my last blog, Insulin Resistance PCOS is the most common form of PCOS. What does being insulin resistant mean? Insulin is a hormone made in the pancreas that allows your cells to use glucose or as we say ‘sugar’ for energy. When you are IR, it means that the cells don’t use…

Which PCOS type are you?

Every time I feel like I have a firm grasp of understanding this ‘thing’ called PCOS I stumble across new information that brings me back to square one.  I’m not complaining however; knowledge is power. On speaking with several women over time regarding their PCOS symptoms it has become evident that there is no standard…

How to get rid of bloating quick

Before you start to stress about how much tighter your clothes fit after the Christmas season then you’d be happy to know that you probably didn’t put on any weight. You’re just bloated. We’ve all experience bloating already and simply put this is the feeling of having built-up gas in your digestive system that causes…

How to Meal Prep Successfully

I get asked maybe twice a week “how can you eat the same thing for lunch every day?” I’ve been ‘Meal Prepping’ my lunch meals for over a year now and I will admit that it’s not the easiest thing to do. So what exactly is meal prepping?  For those of you who are unfamiliar with the…

Managing Estrogen Dominance and PCOS

First things first, there is no cure for PCOS. This disease is something that you will have to manage for the rest of your life. Once you come to terms with this the process of managing it becomes easier. As with anything in life, acceptance is better than living in denial. When faced with any…