Learn How to Make Dessert a Part of Your Daily Diet and be Healthy

PCOS is linked to high insulin levels, and when levels go up, your body produces more androgens (male hormones), which causes PCOS symptoms, such as acne, excess hair growth, hair loss, and weight gain.
I had a panic attack in a yoga class a few weeks ago. Nearing the end of Shavasana, my anxiety took over in the last place you would imagine, as it is a yoga pose where you are supposed to be in a state of meditation. It took a while before continue reading
If you are looking for the best healthy desserts for weight loss, you will not find them in your standard sweets aisle at your local grocery store.  Before we get into the good stuff, let's rephrase and focus on the desserts that will help you lose fat instead of weight, because continue reading
How to Eat Dessert on a keto diet
I know this may not make sense at first, but you can eat dessert on a keto diet if you just know how! My journey with taking unhealthy recipes and trying to make them healthy started when I was a kid. Back then, I mainly started taking unhealthy recipes and making continue reading
Find Your Why for Sticking to Your Healthy Lifestyle
You could have quite a few reasons why you want to become healthier, but there is probably one that stands out. For me, my reasons why I choose to eat healthily include looking good, being able to wear certain types of clothes I could not before, longevity, and being able continue reading
Healthy Desserts Stop Saying You Don’t Have Time
Most of us are stressed and form part of the general society. We are not celebrities who can afford private chefs or exercise for hours every day. We drop the kids off at school before work and have to pick them up after, and then help them with homework and continue reading
Trying to Get My Period Back After Six Months with PCOS
Sooo, I have not had my period in six months. Ai, first I don't stop bleeding for a year and a half, and now I haven't had my period in over six months thanks to PCOS. Yes, not having to deal with sanitary products or worry about excess blood embarrassing continue reading
You are worth good chocolate. Do not settle for anything other than mindblowing.  I really think that part of why we self-sabotage our dietary efforts is because we do not feel like we are good enough, and we eat to keep us in the state we believe we belong in. I continue reading
How to Set Yourself Up for Diet Success (Includes Dessert)
I did not go overboard on the healthy desserts this week, but I am trying to lose some stomach fat, and complete this step in my transformation journey, so that I can start to focus on other health goals, like becoming flexible and building muscle.  After analysing my own mind and continue reading
the dessert diet club indulgent diet digestion
There is a sweet and indulgent solution to your diet and digestion woes. When imagining ways of improving your gut health, you probably only picture bowls filled with fibre-rich vegetables, jars filled with kimchi and sauerkraut, and people eating bran cereal and yoghurt while forgoing desserts.  When I think of improving continue reading
Dessert After Every Meal My PCOS Weight-Loss Diet
The most important rule of PCOS weight loss, for me, is to eat dessert after every meal. Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) symptoms bring enough suffering already, and while the best way to start managing the condition is through changing your diet to one that is low in sugar and processed continue reading
I Had My Period for a Year and a Half, and Then it Disappeared for Months
This is my PCOS rollercoaster story.  My PCOS journey started about six years ago. My period started coming twice a month instead of only once as it did until then, and would often last for two weeks. This happened shortly after I went on the pill.  I am not saying that the continue reading
So I Went to a Dinner Party and Ate Too Much Dessert
Last night, I went to my first ever grown-up dinner party with friends. Each person got to bring a dish, and I was the lucky one who got to make the dessert. I usually end up making desserts for gatherings, partly because Jonathan and I do not eat a lot continue reading
Hormonal Acne is a Bitch How I am Fighting It
[buzzsprout episode='1505638' player='true'] Hormonal acne is the worst. Even if you check all of the boxes when you are fighting acne, such as drinking water, following a clean diet, exfoliating, changing your pillowcases, etc. you could still break out constantly due to hormonal issues. I struggled with hormonal acne for years continue reading
What I Eat for My Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS)
I have been following a diet that is aimed at managing my polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) for around three years. After being diagnosed, I started looking at my diet first to treat the condition. While I do not always eat the same thing, there are a few foods and principles continue reading
A Few Things to Know About Reducing Anxiety
[buzzsprout episode='1505575' player='true'] As someone who has anxiety and is not calm 80% of the time, I can tell you that it is really important to try and stay calm throughout the day and throughout any stressful situations. This may seem obvious to you, but I often find myself in situations continue reading
If You’re Going to Cheat on Your Healthy Diet, Make It Indulgent and Worth It
[buzzsprout episode='1505515' player='true'] In a perfect world, we would all be able to choose to not eat something indulgent that is highly processed and also high in sugar, and to never be tempted to allow it into your diet again. We would all have lost the weight when we first decided continue reading
Managing Anxiety with Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS)
[buzzsprout episode='1505455' player='true'] My anxiety became extremely noticeable when my polycystic ovary syndrome symptoms started surfacing. The moment my period started coming twice a month and my mood swings started becoming worse, I also started feeling anxious more often and had my first panic attack around that time. I do not know continue reading
How to Magically Start to Lose Weight with Polycystic Ovary Syndrome
[buzzsprout episode='1505422' player='true'] If you are wondering how you can to start magically lose weight with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), then this blog post has been written especially for you. I have 15 years of dieting experience, and have failed at probably 1000 attempts at losing just 6kg of fat (having continue reading
The 7 Best Supplements to Take for PCOS PCOD Symptoms
[buzzsprout episode='1505386' player='true'] While treating your Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS)/ Polycystic Ovarian Disorder (PCOD) symptoms with diet is essential, supplements contain higher doses of the nutrients needed for PCOS/PCOD than found in reasonable portions of food. Therefore, it is a good idea to supplement as well, especially while you are still continue reading
Lose Weight with PCOS On an Indulgent Diet with Dessert
[buzzsprout episode='1505365' player='true'] I want to lose a few kilogrammes of fat to see if it will help with my PCOS symptoms, but I choose to do so on an indulgent diet that includes dessert. I tried a bone broth fast recently, and on the first day, decided to change it continue reading
8 Tips to Help You Get Clear Skin and Improve Scars with Adult Acne
[buzzsprout episode='1505332' player='true'] I put together this blog post with the aim of helping you get glowing and clear skin, while improving acne scars through diet and lifestyle if you have adult acne. Glowing skin is worth fighting for. You are probably not going to be able to clear your adult continue reading
10 Tips on How to Lower Inflammation with PCOS
[buzzsprout episode='1505323' player='true'] If you have PCOS/PCOD, you are probably in a state of inflammation most of the time. Following an anti-inflammatory diet and lifestyle is an important part of managing PCOS symptoms. Women who have PCOS are more likely to have higher CRP (c-reactive protein) levels, which is an indicator continue reading
The 6 Best Supplements to Take to Balance Hormones & Improve PCOS Symptoms
[buzzsprout episode='1505287' player='true'] I often compare my polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) with fighting the dragon of chaos that Jordan Peterson talks about. I have been at war for years. I have won a few battles by changing my diet through cutting out sugar, dairy, soy, gluten, trans fats, and anything processed, continue reading
How to Stay Positive with PCOS and Symptoms like Hair Loss, Acne, and Painful Periods
[buzzsprout episode='1505233' player='true'] Every woman’s experience with PCOS is different, but most would argue that it is not positive. My symptoms started six years ago when I started getting my period twice a month, but I have had hormonal acne since I was ten, so it has been fifteen years since continue reading
how to lower testosterone levels with PCOS
One of the biggest causes of PCOS symptoms, such as hormonal acne, excess hair growth (hirsuitism), hair loss, and infertility, is excess testosterone. Most women don’t have to worry much about excess testosterone wrecking havoc on your hair, skin, and body, but for someone with PCOS, testosterone is probably their continue reading
How to lose weight with Polycystic Ovary Syndrome
[buzzsprout episode='1505254' player='true'] Having Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) is often synonymous with struggles associated with weight. Many women start gaining weight rapidly as their hormones start to take a turn for the worst, and as if losing weight was not hard enough for the average person, Polycystic Ovary Syndrome can make continue reading
Foods you should eat and avoid on a PCOS diet
[buzzsprout episode='1505224' player='true'] If you have recently been diagnosed with Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome, you may have been wondering what kind of diet is best for women with PCOS, as well as which foods you need to include or exclude from your diet. In this blog post, you will learn how to continue reading
hormonal acne treatment tips PCOS
[buzzsprout episode='1478023' player='true'] The treatment of hormonal acne can be difficult and frustrating. It cannot simply be treated with topical treatments, and requires a complete approach that focuses on diet and lifestyle. Hormonal acne is a common symptom among women with Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS), also known as Polycystic Ovarian Disorder continue reading
PCOS and Hair Loss Diet & Beauty Tips for Beautiful Hair
[buzzsprout episode='1471783' player='true'] Many women with polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) experience hair loss. And who doesn’t want beautiful and luxuriously thick hair? It is possible to improve the appearance of your hair when you do have PCOS, but it does require that you follow a few diet and lifestyle guidelines. Why Does continue reading
What is PCOS? Symptoms, causes, treatment
[buzzsprout episode='1471786' player='true'] Being diagnosed with PCOS has probably left you with a bit of confusion. Perhaps you have been trying to have a baby, or walk around with hormonal acne, and want to learn more about PCOS, so that you can find the right treatment for you. PCOS does not have continue reading
The keto diet for PCOS.
[buzzsprout episode='1434079' player='true'] Treating PCOS (Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome) requires you to change your lifestyle, and I have found few as delicious as keto. If you haven’t heard of the keto diet, it is a low-carb, high-fat diet, and it has helped a lot of women in treating their PCOS symptoms. This is continue reading
PCOS and Stress: how MTHFR plays a role
[buzzsprout episode='1434064' player='true'] A few months ago, my PCOS symptoms were bad. My hormonal acne was worse than it had been in two years, my period hadn’t stopped in a year and a half, and I cried almost daily. Curious about what could be some of the causes of my PCOS continue reading
PCOS and Stress How Clutter Causes Anxiety.jpg
[buzzsprout episode='1432255' player='true'] Around 43% of women with PCOS have anxiety. I am one of them. While I do try my best to reduce stress and anxiety by exercising, doing breathing exercises, and meditating, having PCOS makes it a lot harder to calm down in general. PCOS and anxiety are strongly continue reading
How to Stop Overeating for Weight Loss
[buzzsprout episode='1430371' player='true'] How to stop overeating for weight loss. Figure out why you binge eat and develop the right strategies to stop, so that you can get the body you deserve to have Weight loss is difficult. How many times have you set out to lose weight, only to binge on continue reading
Self care tips for PCOS relief
[buzzsprout episode='1428664' player='true'] Ah, that time of the month, when your uterus feels like a war zone where bombs are going off, shots are being fired, and a lot of blood is shed. Getting your period is not fun. Say hello to PMS problems like mood swings, tender breasts, the constant continue reading
Diet tips for PCOS acne
[buzzsprout episode='1426150' player='true'] Getting acne-free skin has been a 14-year battle that can only be described as the biggest challenge of my life. I have Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS), which is a hormonal condition associated with higher levels of androgens (male hormones), insulin, and even cortisol (the stress hormone). Although there continue reading
Mindfulness for Anxiety
Mindfulness can simply be described as focused awareness, and is helpful when you have anxiety. When we are mindful, we are able to live in the moment, and stay focused. Mindfulness is one of the most powerful tools for managing anxiety. Our minds are busy around 80% of the time, and continue reading
PCOS and Anxiety 3 Benefits of Meditation That Will Help
[buzzsprout episode='1426111' player='true']I have PCOS (Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome). It is a condition associated with cystic ovaries, irregular periods, excess hair growth, hormonal acne, weight gain, infertility, and even anxiety. Women who have PCOS usually have higher insulin levels, and therefore a low-GI or low-carb diet is usually recommended as a continue reading
Carnivore diet for PCOS
[buzzsprout episode='1426084' player='true'] I have always loved experimenting with diets, so when my husband suggested that we start a 30-day carnivore diet challenge the day after the wedding to see if it well help my PCOS symptoms, I knew I was marrying the right man. We became interested in the carnivore continue reading
why you get period cravings
[buzzsprout episode='1422391' player='true'] Every few weeks or so, there comes a day where I absolutely can't control my overeating. Only a masochist would want to count calories on a day like that. Then, a day later, still trapped in the guilt and self loathing that come post binge, I get other period symptoms, continue reading

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PCOS blog - Joané Hart

Hi, Do You Have PCOS?

I am Joané, and on this blog, you will learn about PCOS and related symptoms like acne, anxiety, and weight gain. I also share my own struggles along the way and will teach you how to lose weight with the ideal PCOS diet for you.