Good evening bloggers,
I’ve been perusing social media lately trying to find women going through similar obstacles in their life and blogging about it, and I found PCOS Diva on Twitter (@PCOSdiva and PCOSdiva.com). She tweets/blogs everything from amazing PCOS-friendly recipes to tips on exercising, fertility and hairloss. It’s a very well designed and user-friendly site. I definitely recommend every follow her Twitter and Blog. If you subscrive to her newsletter, you get a free “Kitchen De-Junking Guide”, too. To give you a little preview of the kitchen guide, I’ll list the first thing she says to take out of your kitchen:
Trans fat is found in margarine, vegetable shortening, commercially baked goods, deep-fried foods, fast foods and many restaurant foods. Trans fat is made by adding hydrogen to vegetable oil through a process called hydrogenation, which makes the oil less likely to spoil. Using trans fats in the manufacturing of foods helps foods stay fresh longer, have a longer shelf life and have a less greasy feel. If a label has any listing of “partially hydrogenated” in the ingredients – toss it. The US FDA allows .49% of trans fat per serving and still allows companies to label 0% grams trans fat.
It’s really important to not treat PCOS like it’s something that will go away. Because truth it, it’s something we will have to live with for the rest of our lives. If you shrug it off and eat whatever you want, chances are you will continue to gain weight, which only opens up more doors for even worse health issues.
It’s also really important to seek out a support system through online forums, blogs, Twitter pages, etc. It’s always nice to know you’re not alone with what you’re going through and battling through this sucks without support, so use the people who are willing to go through it publicly through social media. If you have found a really cool website, blog, Twitter page, Facebook page, etc. with PCOS-related advice or tips, let me know so I can review it and find the best tips to spread. 🙂 Thanks for reading.