"The doctor said I'm insulin resistant. What does that mean?" "Will I ever be able to have a baby?" "I hate my body. Will it ever change?" "I try to lose the weight, but I'm hungry all the time." "Why can't I just stop eating sugary, fattening foods?" "I don't have diabetes? Why do I have to watch my sugar intake?" "Why do I have hair growing everywhere and will it ever get better?" "I am so depressed and moody. Is this related to my PCOS?"
If any of these statements sound familiar, this workbook can help you! ...
"The doctor said I'm insulin resistant. What does that mean?"
"Will I ever be able to have a baby?"
"I hate my body. Will it ever change?"
"I try to lose the weight, but I'm hungry all the time."
"Why can't I just stop eating sugary, fattening foods?"
"I don't have diabetes? Why do I have to watch my sugar intake?"
"Why do I have hair growing everywhere and will it ever get better?"
"I am so depressed and moody. Is this related to my PCOS?"
If any of these statements sound familiar, this workbook can help you! The PCOS Workbook, a practical and comprehensive guide, helps you understand not just the physiology of PCOS, but what you can do about it. Step-by-step guidelines, questionnaires and exercises will help you learn skills and empower you to make positive changes in your life that might not get rid of PCOS, but will help you live with it harmoniously:
• Lose weight, take control over your eating and improve your health
• Understand your medical treatment
• Improve your fertility
• Manage the stress in your life
• Be mindful with your eating and in life
• Challenge body image myths and insecurities
• Overcome obstacles to becoming more physically active
• Cope with the challenges of infertility
...and get closer to living the life you want to live!
Let me start by saying that I am in no way the type of person that enjoys this type of book. I do not have the ability to endure entire chapters devoted to explaining medical terms which tend to be repetitive and often appear contradictory in the end. THIS BOOK IS NOT LIKE THAT! In a few paragraphs, it has given me more insight into this illness than a solid month of diligent search of several other PCOS books. I was a little resistant to the 'workbook' part of it. I am disinclined to do journal
A clean bill of health, be it physical and emotional, is something that's truly priceless. "The PCOS Workbook: Your Guide to Complete Physical and Emotional Health" is a guide for women focusing on Polycystic Ovary Syndrome, a condition many women have which causes many problems in women's lives. From fighting off the health problems such as weight controls, dealing with fertility issues, and beating the emotional problems that steam from these, "The PCOS Workbook" is a top pick for women who ha
No two women with PCOS have the same experience with the syndrome. However,there is one universal truth about PCOS that all women facing it share - it will affect their nutrition, ability to control stress, fertility, body image, and emotions. Enter Angela Grassi and Stephanie Mattei. Grassi, who previously wrote "The Dietician's Guide to Polycystic Ovary Syndrome" partnered with Stephanie Mattei to write "The PCOS Workbook" to help women explore and "challenge specific difficulties" of living w
Angela Grassi and Stephanie Mattei wrote a great workbook for women with PCOS. As a woman with PCOS, I can say that this workbook has been invaluable in empowering me to take control of my condition and improve my health overall! It is easy to read and understand, but still gives you the details you need to understand how PCOS is fundamentally affecting your body. It also details for you how to take proactive steps to improve your well-being. This is the BEST PCOS resource out there and one that
The PCOS Workbook offers a wealth of helpful and simply explained exercises and techniques you can use immediately to cope with PCOS more effectively.
Angela Grassi, MS, RD, LDN is the author of The Dietitian’s Guide to
Polycystic Ovary Syndrome. As a registered and licensed dietitian, she
provides nutrition counseling by phone or in-person to women with
PCOS and individuals who struggle with Eating Disorders. In 2000, she
won the award for excellence in graduate research from The American
Dietetic Association. Having PCOS herself, Angela has been dedicated
to the advocacy, education, and research of the syndrome. She provides
lectures to dietitians, other health care professionals and women with
PCOS across the country. Angela resides in the Philadelphia suburbs with her husband and son. For more information about nutrition for PCOS or to sign up for her free PCOS Nutrition Tips newsletter, visit www.PCOSnutrition.com.
Stephanie Mattei, Psy.D. is a licensed clinical psychologist who co-founded
the Center for Acceptance and Change in Bala Cynwyd, PA. She has
been intensively trained in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) and
teaches as adjunct faculty in the doctoral program at La Salle University
in Philadelphia. She has a particular interest in working with women
who struggle with Eating Disorders, PCOS, Borderline Personality
Disorder, self-harm behaviors and relationship distress. Stephanie has
written chapters in The Dietitian's Guide to PCOS and Psychotherapists
Revealed: Therapists Speak About Self-Disclosure in Psychotherapy. Stephanie lives in the suburbs of Philadelphia with her husband and two daughters. For more information about her practice,visit www.centerforaccetpanceandchange.com.