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Homemade Protein Bars & Bites

Since being diagnosed with PCOS a few months ago, I’ve been really stepping out of my comfort zone when it comes to new recipes and trying new things. Cutting all sugar and most carbs out of my diet was no easy task. One thing that I really needed was a grab-and-go snack, since most of my actual meals took a lot of prep time. Companies do sell bars that I could have, but they are crazy expensive, like $3 a bar… no thank you! The homemade granola bars that I usually made for the kids, though healthy, did have added sweeteners (honey) that I could Read More

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My diagnosis: PCOS ~ What it is, how it’s treated, and my journey so far

Last week I finally got an answer that I had been seeking for years: I have PCOS. Let me backtrack a little and tell you how I got to that point. After I had Finn in 2012, I was eating healthy and exercising and I lost a lot of baby weight very fast. When he was about 9 months old, I was still eating well and exercising, but all of a sudden I gained 25 pounds in 5 weeks. I went to the doctor, insisting that something was wrong. He tested my thyroid, and said that I seemed to be healthy. He told me to diet Read More