The Pcos Diet Plan

The Pcos Diet Plan : A Natural Approach to Health for Women with Polycystic Ovary Syndrome

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Polycystic Ovary Syndrome is the most common hormonal disorder among women of reproductive age, and if left unchecked, is linked to serious health issues like infertility, type 2 diabetes, heart disease, and endometrial cancer. In this groundbreaking book, registered dietitian Hillary Wright explains this increasingly diagnosed disorder and introduces the holistic symptom-management program she developed by working with hundreds of patients. With Wright's proven diet and lifestyle-based program, you can influence your reproductive hormones and take charge of your health. Featuring a carbohydrate distribution approach at its core, The PCOS Diet Plan also zeroes in on exactly what exercise, supplements, and self-care choices you can make to feel better every day.
With information on how to develop healthy meal plans, choose a sustainable exercise routine, relieve stress, address fertility issues, and find emotional support, this accessible, all-in-one guide will be your trusted companion to a better life.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 256 pages
  • 139.7 x 208.28 x 20.32mm | 340.19g
  • Berkeley, United States
  • English
  • One Colour
  • 158761023X
  • 9781587610233
  • 49,122

Table of contents

Foreword  vii
Acknowledgments  ix
Introduction  1
Part 1. Defining Polycystic Ovary Syndrome  5
Chapter 1. The Mystery of PCOS  6
Chapter 2. An Internal Look at PCOS  28
Chapter 3. Treating PCOS: Diet, Nutrition, and Medication  39
Part 2. Managing Health and Hormones through Diet and Lifestyle  57
Chapter 4. The Carbohydrate-Distributed Diet  58
Chapter 5. The Ins and Outs of Carbohydrate Counting  83
Chapter 6. Fighting the Weight War  116
Chapter 7. Taking Exercise Seriously  140
Chapter 8. Sensible Supplementation for Women with PCOS  146
Chapter 9. Reducing the Risk of Heart Disease and Diabetes  157
Part 3. The PCOS Diet: Making It Happen  163
Chapter 10. Eating the PCOS Diet Way: Meals and Snacks  164
Chapter 11. Mastering the Market: An Aisle-by-Aisle Shopping Guide  189
Chapter 12. Negotiating the Menu: Dining Out  203
Part 4. PCOS and Other Considerations  209
Chapter 13. Finding Support and Relieving Stress  210
Chapter 14. PCOS and Planning for Pregnancy  216
Chapter 15. Integrating the PCOS Diet Plan into Your Life  222
Appendix 1: Sample Meal Plans  224
Appendix 2: Food Journal  228
Resources  229
Notes  233
Index  241
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Hillary Wright s book on PCOS is a must-read for the millions of women affected by this common disorder. It not only explains the why of PCOS, but offers practical solutions that are critical to beat the disorder. This book empowers women to understand their bodies and live longer and healthier lives.
--Michael M. Alper, MD, Associate Clinical Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Harvard Medical School
This comprehensive, researched-based resource demystifies PCOS and offers hope to women with the condition. Wright s wealth of professional knowledge shines through on every page, and I am particularly impressed by how deftly she translates the latest scientific studies about PCOS into specific diet and lifestyle advice that s easy to incorporate into your daily routine.
--Elizabeth M. Ward, MS, RD, author of Expect the Best: Your Guide to Healthy Eating Before, During, and After Pregnancy"
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About Hillary Wright

Hillary Wright, M.Ed, RD, is the director of nutritional counseling at the Domar Center for Mind/Body Health at Boston IVF, a Harvard-affiliated fertility treatment center, and a nutritionist at the Dana Farber Cancer Institute in Boston. She lives with her husband and three sons in Arlington, Massachusetts.
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