Simple Ways to Control PCOS (Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome) for the Newly Diagnosed

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Hi there! Were you recently diagnosed with PCOS? Are you feeling a bit lost?

***I am not in any way a doctor or medical professional. Please see your doctor for medical advice or to discuss any changes you may want to make to your treatment plan.***

I have been there.

I spent years seeking a PCOS diagnosis, only to be devastated when it happened. There was relief, yes. I finally had some answers.

But I had so many new questions.

So I did nothing. For months I sat on my duff feeling like a powerless victim.

That was months I could have spent getting healthy sooner.

Thankfully, that was only a blip in my PCOS story.

After some time I started doing my research. Lots and lots and lots of research.

I was shocked to discover all the things I was doing wrong with a PCOS diagnosis (some were even at my doctor’s suggestion!). 

That is when EVERYTHING changed. I realized I was the only person fully invested in making sure the best choices were made for my health.

I took action. I made a plan. A very simple plan. A starting point for a path to wellness.

And I am sharing the most basic pieces right here:

PCOS Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome Help for Newly Diagnosed

I took the time to create an easy peasy download of this pretty list just for you.

These first simple steps…along with a huge change in attitude have made the biggest difference in my health.

I became religious about counting my net carb intake. I kept my added sugar intake below 20g per day. I wore a pedometer and aimed for the recommended 10,000 steps per day. I researched the heck out of supplements and started a routine with them.

I lost the weight (over 40 pounds in less than 8 months). I got my health back. I even got pregnant and now I have TWO healthy children. 

I am not reaching so far as to say these things are all anyone needs to be healthier with PCOS. Some people need help that lifestyle changes alone cannot provide. However, I do know that almost everyone with a diagnosis can benefit from these simple steps.

They are a starting point. Take action. Take back control. Start now.

Simply fill in the following form to join my E-mail list and this pretty PCOS Action Plan to be sent directly to your inbox for reference.

Do what you need to do to be as healthy as you can be. You deserve to feel your best.


Be sure to check out more of my story while you’re here!

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  1. Naya @ Lactivist in Louboutins

    These are such great tips. I’ve been researching information on PCOS and many of the symptoms line up with me. I feel like I’ll be referring to this post after I get some testing done. Thanks for putting such an informative post together.

    1. Sarah – Our Happy Imperfection

      You are so welcome, I hope it is helpful to you! Diagnosis took years for me to reach, but I am so glad I pursued fully understanding what was wrong with my body so I could take the necessary steps to be healthier. It seems the medical community is very quick to hand over some pills to mask symptoms but not get to the root of the problem.

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