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The Pcos Diet Plan, Second Edition


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An updated edition of the first nutrition-based PCOS book written by a registered dietitian, this prescriptive guide focuses on using diet and exercise to manage polycystic ovary syndrome and has new information on diet therapy and exercise, current food and fitness logging technologies, and all-new nutrition-backed meal plans.

Table of Contents


PART 1. Defining Polycystic Ovary Syndrome 5

CHAPTER 1. The Mystery of PCOS 6
CHAPTER 2. An Internal Look at PCOS 31
CHAPTER 3. Treating PCOS: Diet, Nutrition, and Medication 43

PART 2. Managing Health and Hormones through Diet and Lifestyle 67

CHAPTER 4. The Carbohydrate-Distributed Diet 68
CHAPTER 5. The Ins and Outs of Carbohydrate Counting 96
CHAPTER 6. Fighting the Weight War 130
CHAPTER 7. Taking Exercise Seriously 159
CHAPTER 8. Sensible Supplementation for Women with PCOS 166
CHAPTER 9. Reducing the Risk of Heart Disease and Diabetes 175

PART 3. The PCOS Diet: Making It Happen 181
CHAPTER 10. Eating the PCOS Diet Way: Meals and Snacks 182
CHAPTER 11. Mastering the Market: An Aisle-by-Aisle Shopping Guide 210
CHAPTER 12. Negotiating the Menu: Dining Out 225

PART 4. PCOS and Other Considerations 232
CHAPTER 13. Finding Support and Relieving Stress 233
CHAPTER 14. PCOS and Planning for Pregnancy 240
CHAPTER 15. Integrating the PCOS Diet Plan into Your Life 246

About the Author

HILLARY WRIGHT is the director of nutritional counseling at the Domar Center for Mind/Body Health at Boston IVF, a Harvard-affiliated fertility treatment center. She is a registered and licensed dietitian with more than twenty years experience counseling clients on diet and lifestyle change. Wright serves part-time as a nutritionist at the Dana Farber Cancer Institute in Boston. She is also a former contributing editor and regular writer for the newsletter Environmental Nutrition.


"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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