Welcome to the PCOS Nutrition Center Blog! Here you’ll find a collection of blog posts and articles about nutrition and lifestyle for Polycystic Ovary Syndrome, including breaking PCOS news, PCOS friendly recipes, diet and supplements specifically for women with PCOS.

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The purpose of the PCOS Nutrition Center Blog is for education. The information included on the site is not a substitute for professional medical advice, examination, diagnosis or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician before altering your diet, changing your exercise regimen, starting any new lifestyle treatment or supplement or making changes to existing treatment. The opinions of the bloggers are their own. To read our Disclosure Policy, click here.

8 Motivating Tips for Exercising for PCOS

Regular physical activity, or exercise, is an essential part of managing polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). If you’re like some women though, exercise may be one of the last things you want to do. Many women with PCOS have had negative experiences with exercise or associate it as punishment that only happens when one is dieting. Others who let poor body image take over their lives and don’t want to be seen exercising in public. Moving your body can be hard work. But the rewards of exercise outweigh the negatives.Over time, I have come to enjoy giving my body physical activity and even look forward to it.  Here’s what’s helped me. I hope these tips motivate you to exercise as well.

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BMI and PCOS: Useful or Useless?

Body mass index (BMI) has been around for decades as a tool to determine if someone is at a healthy weight or not, but is it useful or appropriate for women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)? We weigh in.

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Top 5 Exercise Mistakes Women with PCOS Make

Exercise is a necessary part of taking control over PCOS. Every body, regardless if they have PCOS or not, needs exercise for good mental and physical health too. If you’ve been a regular exerciser, recently embarked on a new routine, or are interested in starting, there are several factors that should be taken into account to help avoid the common pitfall many people make, that cause them to get injured, or lose faith and focus and never wanting to step into the gym again. Here are the top five mistakes that women with PCOS make and how to fix them.

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How An Olympic Athlete Beat PCOS

Carissa Gump is an American weightlifter. She is a multiple-time American record holder, a five-time consecutive American Open champion, and she competed in the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing. She also has PCOS. Here’s how she beat it.

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Protein Needs For PCOS: The Secret Is The Timing

How timing your protein can give you more energy, better muscle function, and a higher metabolism.

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Resistance Training For PCOS: Avoiding The Bulk

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Many women with PCOS may feel intimidated when it comes to resistance training out of fear they may end up “bulky” or “masculine.” Guest blogger Zack Knight, a registered dietitian and personal trainer, is  here to tell you that those claims are false. While some women with PCOS may have higher levels of testosterone and feel that they are at a disadvantage when it comes to resistance training, it is a blessing, not a curse! Instead of doing endless hours of cardio to change your body composition, Zach shares three major points to focus on when implementing resistance training into your exercise regimen to burn more calories at rest, and give you the confidence to wear that sexy black dress and work it like never before!

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