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The PCOS Diet Plan:
A Natural Approach to Health for Women with Polycystic Ovary Syndrome

Book by Hillary Wright, M.Ed, RD. Study Guide by Peggy Jensen, RD, MBA

C220
20 CPEUs
HARD COPY
Replaced with C295

Book, 246 pgs and Study Guide with 1 Reporting Form, 34 pgs.
This program is designed to assist you in working with clients and patients who have polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), to facilitate your writing, media work, or presentations on PCOS, and to provide you with a wealth of practical information and support for you and your clients. Upon completion of this accredited, self-directed learning program you will be able to:

  • Identify the physical symptoms of Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS);
  • Utilize the Body Mass Index (BMI) chart to determine an individual's BMI;
  • Describe the benefits of the balanced plate approach for carbohydrate and calorie control;
  • Interpret blood values for fasting blood glucose, total cholesterol, triglycerides, HDL cholesterol; interpret blood pressure readings;
  • Discuss the health benefits of losing 5-10% of current body weight;
  • Explain the benefits of protein at meals and snacks regarding satiety, protein's effect on the rate of carbohydrate digestion, and the resultant insulin response;
  • Calculate the actual number of grams for protein and carbohydrate to consume when given the percentages for protein and carbohydrate based on a specific calorie intake;
  • Explain what insulin is, where it is produced, and its interaction with glucose in the bloodstream;
  • Discuss how insulin acts as a "key" that fits into the "lock" on the insulin receptor of the cell to allow the glucose to enter the cell to be used as energy;
  • Explain what happens when insulin resistance is present;
  • Evaluate hyperinsulinemia and explain the effect it has on the ovaries;
  • and much, much more.

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The PCOS Diet Plan:
A Natural Approach to Health for Women with Polycystic Ovary Syndrome

Book by Hillary Wright, M.Ed, RD.
Study Guide by Peggy Jensen, RD, MBA

Copyright 2011 Wolf Rinke Associates, Inc. All rights reserved for this self-directed, accredited learning program. Reproduction in whole or part without written permission from the publisher is prohibited.

CUSTOMER COMMENTS

Wendy R. Midgley: "Written in an interesting way with lots of helpful informatin. I also work with this population (PCOS) and I learned some new things as well!”

Kristal Michalatos: “I thought it was well organized, simple, & interesting-only thing-could be a little more challenging.”

INTRODUCTION AND OVERVIEW

Welcome to The PCOS Diet Plan Study Guide, a self-directed accredited learning program. This program consists of a book of the same title by Hillary Wright, M.Ed, RD and this study guide.

This program is designed to assist you in working with clients and patients who have polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), to facilitate your writing, media work, or presentations on PCOS, and to provide you with a wealth of practical information and support for you and your clients.

This learning program is approved for 20 continuing professional education units (CPEUs). It is a Level 2 Continuing Professional Education (CPE) program, meaning that the reader has general knowledge of the literature and professional practice within the areas covered. The focus of the program is to enhance knowledge and application when working with clients or the media.

To get the most out of this self-directed accredited learning program, it is suggested that you adhere to the following four steps:
Step 1: Review the objectives in this study guide.
Step 2: Read and study The PCOS Diet Plan book.
Step 3: Assess what you have learned by answering the questions contained in this study guide.
Step 4: Compare your answers to the answer key and explanations in this study guide. If you score at least 80% correct, you are ready to transfer your answers to the CONTINUING PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION (CPEU) REPORTING FORM. If you scored less than 80% correct, re-read this learning program until you score at least 80% correct.

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LEARNING OBJECTIVES

Upon completion of this accredited, self-directed learning program you will be able to:

  • Identify the physical symptoms of Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS);
  • State the prevalence of PCOS among women of childbearing age;
  • Utilize the Body Mass Index (BMI) chart to determine an individual's BMI;
  • Describe the benefits of the balanced plate approach for carbohydrate and calorie control;
  • Explain how the type of foods are chosen for each meal with the balanced plate approach;
  • Discuss the reasons for eating every four to five hours;
  • Interpret blood values for fasting blood glucose, total cholesterol, triglycerides, HDL cholesterol; interpret blood pressure readings;
  • Discuss the health benefits of losing 5-10% of current body weight;
  • Recommend the percentage of protein, carbohydrate, and fat for maximum weight loss;
  • Explain the benefits of protein at meals and snacks regarding satiety, protein's effect on the rate of carbohydrate digestion, and the resultant insulin response;
  • Calculate the actual number of grams for protein and carbohydrate to consume when given the percentages for protein and carbohydrate based on a specific calorie intake;
  • Identify the RDA for calcium for females between the ages of 9 and 50;
  • Enumerate food sources of calcium and their portion sizes that provide 300 mg of calcium;
  • Recommend high-quality proteins from animal and plant sources, including the many foods and beverages made from soy;
  • List nutrients provided by legumes and dried beans;
  • Explain what insulin is, where it is produced, and its interaction with glucose in the bloodstream;
  • Discuss how insulin acts as a "key" that fits into the "lock" on the insulin receptor of the cell to allow the glucose to enter the cell to be used as energy;
  • Explain what happens when insulin resistance is present;
  • Evaluate hyperinsulinemia and explain the effect it has on the ovaries;
  • Enumerate the health benefits and sources of omega-3 fatty acids;
  • Recommend fatty fish for its docosaohexaenoic acid (DHA) levels and list the functions of DHA in fetal development;
  • Discuss the role of folic acid in fetal development and list the best food sources;
  • Evaluate the criteria for the diagnosis of Metabolic Syndrome;
  • State the prevalence of Metabolic Syndrome in the United States and the percentage of women with PCOS who also have Metabolic Syndrome;
  • Specify the primary goal of dietary intervention for PCOS and Metabolic Syndrome;
  • Recommend dietary changes to lower triglycerides and raise HDL cholesterol;
  • Suggest foods that are high in saturated fat; monounsaturated fat; and polyunsaturated fat;
  • Evaluate changes in lab values, blood pressure, and stress levels with adherence to a properly designed exercise regimen;
  • Provide suggestions for specific type, intensity, and frequency of exercise for weight loss and weight maintenance that fit an individual's lifestyle;
  • Calculate BMR using the Harris-Benedict formula and multiply by the correct activity factor;
  • State the RDA for carbohydrate intake;
  • Recommend the percent of calories from carbohydrate for treating PCOS;
  • Create menu choices based on the amount of carbohydrate for each meal and snack utilizing the American Diabetic Association Food Exchange lists;
  • Recommend foods that are good sources of iron;
  • Explain how iron absorption is enhanced when vitamin C is consumed at the same meal;
  • Suggest foods that are good source of vitamin C;
  • Discuss the Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension (DASH) diet from the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute;
  • Enumerate the components of the DASH diet and suggest foods that provide these specific nutrients;
  • Explain the recommendation for sodium restriction when following the DASH diet;
  • Discuss the allowed amounts for sodium and fat if nutrition claims are on the food label identifying it as a "low sodium" or "low fat" food;
  • State the prevalence of diabetes in women with PCOS;
  • Recommend the amount of dietary fiber based on the level of calories consumed;
  • Explain the role of chromium in glucose regulation, and suggest foods that are good sources of this mineral.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Foreword
Acknowledgments
Introduction
Part 1. Defining Polycystic Ovary Syndrome
Chapter 1. The Mystery of PCOS
Chapter 2. An Internal Look at PCOS
Chapter 3. Treating PCOS: Diet, Nutrition, and Medication
Part 2. Managing Health and Hormones through Diet and Lifestyle
Chapter 4. The Carbohydrate-Distributed Diet
Chapter 5. The Ins and Outs of Carbohydrate Counting
Chapter 6. Fighting the Weight War
Chapter 7. Taking Exercise Seriously
Chapter 8. Sensible Supplementation for Women with PCOS
Chapter 9. Reducing the Risk of Heart Disease and Diabetes
Part 3. The PCOS Diet: Making It Happen
Chapter 10. Eating the PCOS Diet Way: Meals and Snacks
Chapter 11. Mastering the Market: An Aisle-by-Aisle Shopping Guide
Chapter 12 Negotiating the Menu: Dining Out
Part 4. PCOS and Other Considerations
Chapter 13 Finding Support and Relieving Stress
Chapter 14. PCOS and Planning for Pregnancy
Chapter 15 Integrating the PCOS Diet Plan into Your Life
Appendix 1: Sample Meal Plans
Appendix 2: Food Journal
Resources 229 Notes
Index

ABOUT THE AUTHOR OF THE BOOK

Hillary Wright, M.Ed, RD is a registered and licensed dietitian with over 20 years experience counseling clients on diet and lifestyle change. She holds a Bachelor Degree in Human Nutrition from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, and a Master of Education in Health Education from Boston University. Hillary is the Director of Nutrition Counseling for the Domar Center for Mind/Body Health at Boston IVF, one of the nation's oldest and most successful fertility clinics, where she specializes in nutrition and women's health issues, and is the author of "The PCOS Diet Plan: A Natural Approach to Health for Women with Polycystic Ovary Syndrome" (Ten Speed/Random House Press). Hillary is also a nutrition writer, speaker and consultant to industry and health-related organizations, and works part time as a nutritionist at the Dana Farber Cancer Institute in Boston.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR OF THE STUDY GUIDE

Peggy Jensen, RD, MBA completed her dietetic internship at Massachusetts General Hospital and has more than twenty-five years experience as a registered dietitian. She has worked as a hospital-based, clinical dietitian, and coordinated a nutrition education program for the American Heart Association in New York. She has appeared on several cable television shows discussing healthy eating, shopping, and cooking. She is a contributing nutrition consultant for the recently published The 10 Best Questions for Recovering from a Heart Attack. Ms. Jensen currently works as an educator and nutrition consultant in private practice in Virginia.

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