When you’re diagnosed with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), you may feel pretty low – PCOS isn’t a nice condition and doesn’t yet have a cure. However, the good news is that you can keep the symptoms more or less completely at bay. This doesn’t happen simply by taking a pill or two;you have to put in the effort yourself, and you aren’t going to see results overnight. That’s not a message that everyone likes to hear in today’s instant gratification society. The rewards are huge though – you get your life back and you feel so fit and well that you don’t want to return to your old lifestyle.
Put simply, you need to live a healthy life to keep PCOS under control. Lose any excess weight, get fit, tone up, and eat food that’s going to do the best for your body. All this doesn’t need to be dull and boring: Being physically active can be fun and it certainly lifts the mood and gives you a buzz. Have a peek at the recipes in this book and you soon realise that the diet for PCOS is tasty,easy to make, and sure to be liked by your friends and family, too, so no
excuse for social exclusion
Managing PCOS for Dummies is written By Gaynor Bussell.
About the Author:
Gaynor Bussell is a Registered Dietitian, a Nutrition Consultant, and a member of various professional nutrition organisations, including the Nutrition Society and the British Dietetic Association.
Gaynor began specialising in women’s health after taking a short career break to have her two daughters. She worked as a women’s health dietitian for over six years at University College Hospital in London, specialising particularly in PMS, menopause, preconception health, eating disorders and, of course,PCOS. She also covered the osteoporosis clinic at this hospital. During this time Gaynor became dietary adviser to a women’s health charity.
Since then Gaynor has worked at various women’s health clinics including those at Hammersmith and Queen Charlotte’s. She was also the dietitian for a private residential eating disorders centre. Gaynor continues to see private patients who have women’s health issues and/or eating disorders. She also continues to work with various women’s health organisations and charities,and writes and gives talks on various aspects of women’s health.
Gaynor currently works as a consultant for the Food and Drink Federation (FDF) where her role includes acting as the interface on nutritional matters between industry and UK and EU authorities and sitting on a number of decision-making committees.