Welcome to PCOS Diva!
I remember what it was like to be diagnosed with Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS). The emotions and unanswered questions can be overwhelming. I have good news: you are not alone and there is hope, and…
You have already taken the most important step- You are looking for answers.
You may be asking yourself, “Where do I begin?” The answer is simple. First, you must educate yourself about PCOS. When you understand what is happening in your body, you will be better prepared to make choices and take action to begin taking control of your PCOS and healing. My free PCOS 101 Guide is an information packed place to start. It will answer many of your burning questions such as what exactly a PCOS diagnosis means, the causes, and what the latest research says about treatment.
PCOS Diva approaches PCOS in 4 main areas: PCOS diet, exercise, lifestyle and spirit. No one is more important than any of the others. In fact, they all work together. PCOS Diva offers several programs and free resources to help you along your journey to wellness. You will choose the path that works best for you. Do you require private coaching, prefer a group program, or do you like to “go it alone?” Check out my online program offerings. You may also try my free PCOS Diva app- it is a 90 day course to help get you on track for healing.
The PCOS Diva diet centers on the idea that “food is medicine.” My whole food based approach offers no gimmicks, no calorie counting and no guilt. You will learn to eat whole foods that heal your body and make you feel energized. You will eliminate foods that sabotage your health such as gluten, processed sugars and carbohydrates and unhealthy fats. You will be astounded at the transformation you see in every area of your life when you eat to thrive! I have shared tons of free recipes on this site; follow the Articles tab to PCOS Diet. I have also composed done-for-you seasonal meal plans that provide you with scrumptious recipes, shopping lists and tips that make eating like a Diva easy and satisfying. Finally, I have shared lots of great articles and podcast interviews with PCOS Experts. Consider beginning with Don’t be a Dairy Queen and Go Gluten Free for PCOS.
Divas “move it” every day! I encourage you to find the exercise that is right for you. Whatever movement makes you feel good and that you look forward to doing is great. You don’t have to run endless miles on the treadmill. Take your dog for a walk. Try a yoga class at a gym or at home (check out Gaia.com). Are you a swimmer? Love to dance? Try a Zumba class. Find a way to mix it up, have fun and feel great every day. Looking for a place to start? Check out No More Excuses with Gaia.
Your mind and body are inextricably connected. PCOS Diva helps you to get both working together. Learn to think positively and see yourself for the beautiful, capable and powerful person that you are instead of seeing only limitations and failures. Your positive mindset combined with your healthy lifestyle of nutritious food and exercise will let your light begin to shine. Check out: Mindfulness: The Importance of Living in the Now.
The PCOS Lifestyle combines all three of these elements, plus a little more. A Diva knows that she must take care of herself and that those around her will feel the benefits too. That means taking time for yourself to eat well, exercise, meditate and take control of your environment. With PCOS Diva, you will discover what emotions motivate you and learn to engineer your life to make your core desired feelings and outcomes possible. Start your PCOS Diva lifestyle journey by reading Top 10 Tips for Overcoming Perfectionism.