The main treatment approach for women suffering from polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is diet and lifestyle changes. Maintaining healthy blood sugar and insulin levels are essential to managing PCOS. If not well managed, PCOS can lead to type 2 diabetes and other chronic diseases. Many women with PCOS struggle with weight management and infertility. They may be frustrated and confused with conflicting nutrition advice provided on the internet and the lack of available resources.
If this sounds like you, you may want to consider working with a registered dietitian (RD) or registered dietitian nutritionist (RDN). These trained nutrition experts can help you sift through nutrition misinformation and provide reliable nutrition advice.
If you have PCOS and are struggling to control your weight, are trying to conceive, or just want to understand the best way to eat when you have PCOS to live a healthy lifestyle, an RD or RDN can provide valuable advice.
An RD or RDN can help you:
Lose weight and keep it off
Improve your fertility
Reduce your risk for type 2 diabetes and other diseases
Overcome binge eating
Improve your body image
Increase your energy
Overcome resistance to exercise
Support a healthy pregnancy
Decrease your risk for gestational diabetes
Improve your insulin and blood sugar levels
Decrease your cholesterol and triglycerides
Understand insulin resistance and PCOS
Develop individualized meal plans
Learn how to read food labels
Provide cooking, meal planning, and shopping advice