Counting calories? No, thanks

When I ask my PCOS patients what kind of diets they had been on before they got to my studio, I am always given the same answers: their diets are mainly based on the calorie intake, and the most critical moment is the maintenance plan when they often gain weight…

Don’t make mistakes: be careful with the glicemix index

Some common mistakes may cause the glycemic index to raise. Let’s take a step back-what is the glycemic index? Well, it is the measure of how quickly the glycaemia raises after you have had some food which contains carbs. When you eat something with carbs (pasta, potatoes, bread, etc.), first…

Let’s make friends with the glicemix index

I am sure that you know about the importance of a balanced eating plan when you have to manage PCOS, and you may have got some information about GI diet the most effective option to cope with this disorder. It seems something too conceptual, but what is the glycemic index?…

When overweight endangers your femininity

“You MUST lose at least 20 kg, and then we will talk about that again!”. You might have been told this scornfully. “You have a sweet tooth, do you?” or “Madam, how much do you weigh? No, we don’t make any appointments here at the fertility center, you have to…

Mole Antonelliana gets Teal!

We have taken action. Discussing, exchanging point of views, sharing experiences is not enough: women who suffer from Polycystic Ovary Syndrome need to raise their voices, they are asking for attention. And LotusflowerPCOS has done it. I am writing these words from Orlando, Florida: it is the day before the…

PCOS awareness month

September is color teal as it is getting ready for PCOS Awareness Month, the month dedicated to shed some light on the Polycystic Ovary Syndrome. It wants to draw the attention to a very widespread disorder which deeply affect the femininity in the women of child-bearing age, and, if it…

When words are deceiving

“7 easy ways to get rid of PCOS”, “5 miraculous pieces of advice to recover from PCOS”, “6 effective steps to fight PCOS”, “the only solution to face PCOS”, I could quote these kinds of catch phrases over and over again. They are very captivating, they provide painless, easy and…

Choose healthy sugar for you

Here we are again to speak about sugar! In the previous article we got rid of the “dangers” you had stored in your cupboard, now let’s fill it with some “friendly” (sweet) food. I am terribly sorry, but you don’t need any sweet snacks or drinks in your kitchen nor in…

Thyroid and PCOS: good friends or fierce enemies?

I don’t have any good news for PCOS women: recent studies have reported that thyroid disorders occur more frequent in women with Polycystic Ovary Syndrome than in the general population.  The article, which has been published this year on the European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences, shows that PCOS…

Glycemic index: do you really know it?

You have been told that you need to cut out sugar and carbs to manage PCOS: that’s true. When you get out of your doctor’s or nutritionist’s office, you make your decision: I won’t eat any biscuits any more, I will forget pasta”.You don’t mess up, you follow your diet…