Do you have PCOS? Are you struggling to feel better? Do you wish you had more energy? Are your symptoms making you feel down?
Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) is a hormonal disorder that affects 1 in 10 women of childbearing age. It is, also one of the most common hormonal endocrine disorders, coming with 4 types:
- Insulin-resistant PCOS
- Inflammatory PCOS
- Hidden cause PCOS
- Pill-induced PCOS
Find out more about the 4 types of PCOS over on Lara Briden’s website.
It’s easy to feel like your life is out of control when you’re suffering from PCOS, but one factor that you do have control over is what you put in your body. Making small changes toward a healthy lifestyle, can dramatically help with PCOS.
To help you on your journey, we have rounded up some of the best Instagram accounts that are focused on food and recipes– to help you navigate the PCOS world to your best ability.
If you need visuals to get motivated:
Everything Martha McKittrick RD shares is visual with graphs, images and round ups of the best foods, plans and what you need to know to stay on track and stay healthy. This IG account is like a road map to PCOS. From lists of high protein foods to educational posts on the impact of chronic stress on your body. We love that Martha breaks it down into images you can screenshot on your phone and keep handy.
If you are motivated by affirmations and relatable stories:
"We may have PCOS but PCOS doesn’t have us!" This quote in the bio sums it up. On this Instagram account, you'll find relatable videos, stories and recipes. It's really the place to understand you are not alone and to get tips on dealing with PCOS.
If you want to become an expert on what's going on in your body:
We love Cory Ruth, MS, RDN because she really puts it all down on paper (or on our phones) explaining PCOS in an engaging and interesting way. From fun snack ideas to recipes like hormone-friendly eggplant pizza, and Buffalo cauliflower bites, she motivates us with recipes that are sugar-free, high in vitamins and low in sugar.
If you are ready to balance PCOS to the finest degree:
Melissa Groves Azzaro, RDN, LD is known as the hormone dietitian, she dives into all aspects of diet and lifestyle, focusing on hormone balancing, sleeping and anti-inflammatory nutrition. She is an excellent source of information and her book " A Balanced Approach to PCOS" is the perfect resource that we all need on our bed stand table
If you want to become a diva and kick PCOS to the curve:
Amy Medling, PCOS Diva goes way beyond nutrition. She is a source for everything PCOS. She shares real life experiences and relatable events.She’s even written an amazing book called " Healing PCOS".
If you are ready to do go dairy free and gluten free and need ideas of what to eat:
Tallene MS RD is a PCOS 'cyster' sharing her recipes, insights and all her tips if you are struggling with anxiety or anything else you may be experiencing with PCOS. We love her hilarious TikToks too!
If you don't want to give up cookies, sweets and bagels:
From almond flour chocolate chip cookies to grain-free bagels and luscious cabbage rolls. We love to eat and we love recipes that encourage us to not give up on our favorite foods. Stop by and take note because everything will taste better.
We hope you enjoyed our list.
If you are trying to conceive, we recommend reading this motivational PCOS story
You can also read more about the benefits of fertility charting when you have PCOS.