Frequently Asked Questions
Nourish participants receive:
- My customizable meal planning service throughout the duration of the Program
- A pre-populated default meal plan which users can customize to suit their personal preferences
- An automatic shopping list generator based on the changes you’ve made to your meal plan
- 230+ carefully developed and tested PCOS-friendly recipes
- Product recommendations (with no affiliate links)
- A new featured recipe every week
- PCOS nutrition lessons including comprehensive food guides
- Emotional Eating Module
- Sugar Rehab Module
- Tips, tricks, and group challenges
- Access to the Program Facebook Group during the Program and an invite to the Alumni Facebook Group afterward
- Daily access to Kym via the Facebook Group and email
- Alumni Repeat Special
While diet is by far the biggest lever we can pull to manage our symptoms, because PCOS is primarily an inflammation-mediated disorder, exercise and stress management can make a world of difference too. By hitting all three of these interventions at once, participants fast-track the time needed to transform their health and optimize fertility.
As well as receiving the same great content as the Nourish package, a Thrive membership also includes:
- An extra 100 exclusive recipes within the meal planner’s recipe index. These extra recipes are in addition to the new featured recipes that will be added each week. These extra recipes are also available if you purchase the meal planner as a stand alone service at any point in the future.
- My PCOS exercise program, which is particularly well-suited for women without an established exercise habit
- My Emotional Wellness module to tackle the psychological challenges of living with PCOS
- A 3-ebook bundle, which includes both of my recipe ebooks and my comprehensive PCOS Supplements Guide
- A 50% lifetime discount to my monthly meal planning service.
Can I change membership levels after I make my purchase?
The Kym Campbell Meal Planner Explained
The intention behind this service is to provide ongoing support to Program participants as they continue to implement a PCOS-friendly diet. The meal planner is also suitable for women looking for a more DIY solution to their PCOS, and just want help with recipes, planning, and grocery shopping.
The meal planner includes:
- A pre-populated default meal plan which users can customize to suit their personal preferences
- 215+ carefully developed and tested PCOS-friendly recipes
- Product recommendations (with no affiliate links)
- A new featured recipe every week
- A food-focused community forum
Users are able to select their favorite recipes, varying quantities, and change ingredients as needed with all edits flowing through to the automatic shopping list generator.
The online community for the meal planner is a place where people can share tips, swap ideas, suggest new products or recipes, and chat about each week’s new exclusive recipe or upcoming meal plan.
Meal planner subscribers (who are not currently participating in a 10-Week Program) are also invited to take part in quarterly “challenges” to keep up motivation and to promote accountability. Topics vary with each challenge.
I’m already on a monthly subscription to the meal planner. Can I pause my subscription while I do the Program?
Can I keep using the meal planning platform after the Program ends?
Do the recipes that are not really recipes (like Veggie Sticks) count as a recipe I’m paying for in the meal planner?
What’s the deal with refunds?
Can I do the Program again and what is the cost?
There’s a ton of stuff crammed into this 10-Week Program, so many women who want to take things at a slower pace prefer to work on just one aspect at a time. It’s common for participants to focus primarily on the dietary aspects first, since this is the most effective intervention, and then come back a second, third, or even fourth time to explore the exercise and emotional wellness modules within the group environment. Others find they simply want to double-down on their meal planning and find the accountability and support of the Program especially motivating.
This is a lifelong journey after all, and for some women being part of this community is a great way to find their new balance until they’re 100% confident they can cope on their own. It’s important to understand that if you’ve had a bad relationship with food for most of your life, undoing all of the psychological effects can take several months longer than the length of this Program. With that in mind, I want to make it as easy as possible for you to keep on going which is why I’ve created the Alumni Repeat Special – so that you can repeat the Program for only a fraction of the cost.
Your success is my success and even if it takes all year, I’ll be with you all the way.
The Alumni Repeat Special works like this: at the end of the Program, I’ll send you a discount code that allows you to sign up again at the same membership level you originally signed up for. You get this link sent to you every time a new Program starts so you can repeat the Program as many times as you like for $29.
Alternatively, if you just want access to the meal planning platform, you can purchase a subscription for that as long as you need it. See here for more information.
What foods will I normally be eating during the Program?
- Eating as many nutrient dense whole foods as possible, especially vegetables
- Fitting in lots of animal protein and healthy fats.
- Low GI carbs limited according to your weight goals.
What if I am a vegetarian or vegan?
What if I am a picky eater?
My customizable meal planning platform gives you the ultimate in flexibility with your food as you’re able to:
- Search for recipes using a range of culinary and dietary exclusion criteria
- Swap individual meal components (meat, carbs and vegetables)
- Modify the number of servings on a meal-by-meal basis
- Exchange whole recipes for others you prefer instead
- Add/delete and edit individual items in your shopping list
What foods will I not be allowed to eat during the Program?
Does quitting these foods mean giving them up forever?
The same goes for high GI carbs. After you’ve been off them for a while, you’re likely to find that when you do have them, you don’t feel as well afterward, especially as you become more in tune with how your body responds to these foods. This makes staying away from these foods as easy psychologically as avoiding uncooked chicken.
The no part of the answer is for gluten and dairy. These potentially inflammatory foods are only a problem for women with PCOS when they have an intolerance to them. If you find out that you don’t actually have an intolerance (by cutting them out of your diet for the duration of the Program) then you should be fine to reintroduce these into your diet once the Program ends. I’ll go into this in greater detail during the Nutrition Sessions.
Will I be able to eat fruit?
Do I have to give up coffee?
Coffee causes more problems in some women than it does in others which I’ll explain further in the Program. My goal is to present you with the facts, so that you can decide for yourself if and how you choose to include coffee in your PCOS-friendly lifestyle.
What about alcohol?
With this in mind, quitting alcohol is clearly a very advisable and sensible recommendation I promote during the Program. However, that said, drinking alcohol can be really fun and we don’t want our PCOS completely affecting our social lives! I personally find the risk of having a glass of red wine every now and then acceptable to me, and I encourage Program participants to find the balance that’s right for them too.
How much of my time each week will the program take up?
- Approximately 1.5 hours of lessons and practice exercises provided in both spoken audio format as well as full-text downloads.
- Optional homework exercises and weekly challenges that help you implement the week’s key learning outcomes (allow half an hour per week).
- Approximately 2.5 hours of workouts spread over 4 days each week.
All lessons are offered as podcast-style audio downloads as well as full-text scripts so you can easily fit the Program into your day. Listen while you walk, drive, or do the housework!
Nourish members can expect to require approximately an hour each week to complete the lesson content.
Can I do the program with my family?
While I call the recipes in the Program “PCOS-friendly”, they really are incredibly healthy for anyone, it’s just that women with PCOS benefit even more than others from this type of diet.
ANYONE will become healthier if they follow the food principles, exercise guidelines, and emotional wellness techniques I teach in the Program. My husband is on a 100% PCOS-friendly diet, and he definitely doesn’t have PCOS, but he has had huge improvements to his weight, cholesterol, and emotional health since making the switch. So have others in my family who have made similar changes to their diet after seeing the dramatic improvements in my health. The great news is that the more you can involve your family the healthier everyone will be!
What if I don’t have a lot of time to prepare meals?
I generally develop the meal plan around a normal working week, with the more elaborate and time-consuming meals scheduled on weekends. With the comprehensive recipe index and the fully customizable meal plan you’ll have complete control over how much time you spend in the kitchen.
How is this different from the 30-Day Challenge?
The 30-Day Challenge is great preparation for the more comprehensive 10-Week Program. It can be pretty overwhelming when you first try to prepare three PCOS friendly meals a day. The 30-Day Challenge gives you a chance to build up to this level so that the longer, more intensive 10-Week Program, feels more manageable.
Another difference is that 10-Week Program participants take a much deeper dive into the topic of nutrition. By the end of the 10 weeks, Program participants have a deep understanding of every PCOS diet principle. They understand the “why” behind all of their dietary decisions, and are able to create their own perfect meal plans that suit their personal preferences. This sets them up to make further progress in the months and years after the Program has ended.
Unlike the 30-Day Challenge, the 10-Week Program is also a valuable experience if you’re looking for help with exercise, stress management, and other practical skills development. The modules that cover these other topics are just as comprehensive as the ones relating strictly to nutrition, and they’re often some of the most popular parts of the course.
This includes a sugar-rehab module that focuses on the practical things you can do to quit sugar successfully, an intuitive eating program to rehabilitate your relationship with food and dieting, a module that explores the evidence-based interventions for improving mental health, an exercise module with workout routines, as well as a bunch of additional tips, tricks, and weekly challenges for making this lifestyle both fun and sustainable.
As well as hard data, and practical activities, we wrap it all up with a lot of group support. It’s a bit like a PCOS bootcamp you can do from home when it suits you.
When will I get access to the program?
- A comprehensive Starter Guide
- Several important downloads to get you ready for the Exercise Module (Thrive members only)
One week prior to the start of the Program, the meal plans and recipe index will be released. This will give you time to get prepared. You’ll also gain access to the community forum at this time so you can introduce yourself to the group, and team up with a Program buddy (optional).
When is each week’s content available?
The meal plan will continually update to stay 9 days in advance. You can select however many days within this period you want to shop for when you generate your shopping list so you’re not constrained to a weekly schedule.
How long will I have access to the program?
Can I download all the content from the program to use indefinitely?
When can I join the Alumni Facebook Group?
Who is the Program NOT suitable for?
If you found the 30-Day Challenge overwhelming, my suggestion would be to keep doing it a few more times before making the step up to the 10-Week Program.
How do I take advantage of my exclusive access to Kym?
Will I lose weight?
What if I have thin-type PCOS and don’t want to lose weight?
Regardless of your weight; if you suffer from menstrual irregularity, infertility, or skin and hair problems, then this Program will be exactly what you need.
Women with thin-type PCOS still have dysregulation of their hormones, and may have unhealthy, unseen organ fat as a result of their PCOS. My 10-Week Program helps these women by addressing this dysregulation through positive enhancements to their diet, exercise regime and emotional wellness.
How long does it take to see results?
Depending on your personal circumstances, this can be a fairly big challenge when you’re doing it naturally with diet and lifestyle. It can take a lot of time – like months and even years for some people which is exactly why doctors prefer to give you a prescription. Letting your body heal itself by eating the right foods, exercising, and managing stress is way too difficult for the average person to achieve.
But you’re not the average person. The fact that you’re here and reading this means you’re in the top 1% of women in terms of your commitment to beating this disorder. People like you are interested in treating PCOS at its root cause rather than continuing to put up with Band-Aid solutions.
The question of how long it takes to get results is a tough one to answer as it really depends on a number of things. Here are a few patterns I regularly see though:
- People with the least PCOS friendly lifestyles to begin with, tend to see benefits faster. This is because there is some low-hanging fruit in terms of a little effort getting big results. For example, if you’re currently eating a lot of the foods that make your PCOS worse, just by replacing a few of these with better alternatives, you can start to feel a whole lot better.
- If you fully embrace the Program, then you’re likely to see faster results than if you take a more measured approach. Over the long term though, both ways work well so you should complete the Program at a pace that suits you best.
- Most people notice improvements in acne, weight, gut health, sleep quality, energy levels, and anxiety within the first 4-5 weeks.
- Measurable improvements in metabolic health such as A1C levels and lipid profiles etc. are usually noticeable within 10-12 weeks. These continue to improve the longer you stick with the diet.
- Some people get their periods back very quickly, while others can take longer.
- From what I’ve seen before, approximately 5% of participants that are trying, fall pregnant during the Program. The majority of pregnancies however, occur in the following months.
Are there some cases where people don’t see results?
Breastfeeding in itself can be a major barrier to weight loss, and in some circumstances can cause you to gain weight even while eating the perfect diet (this was my experience). This isn’t something to be too concerned about though as provided you’re eating right, the changes in your hormone balance that caused the weight gain while breastfeeding, should re-equilibrate in the months following weaning. It’s also worth noting that despite the possibility of this adverse change in body composition, it’s essential for the health of both mom and baby to follow a PCOS friendly diet while breastfeeding, as I discuss more below.
For people who don’t achieve the desired degree of weight loss in the short term, it’s fair to say that the dietary changes I recommend are even more valuable. This is because these women are often at increased risk for metabolic disorders, and by following a PCOS friendly diet they’re mitigating this risk, even if it doesn’t show on the outside as quickly as they’d like.
My typical suggestion to these women is to see a functional practitioner and get the individualized care they need. A functional doctor can provide diagnostic testing and supplementation as needed. For people that go this route, the Program still provides a massive benefit as the first thing a good functional doctor will prescribe is the kind of diet and lifestyle we cover in the Program.
What if I have dietary restrictions or allergies? Do you have recipes that work for me?
The meal planning platform has also been designed to suit people with special dietary restrictions or allergies. For example, recipes can be filtered to exclude key ingredients such as nightshades, eggs, grain, legumes, starchy vegetables, nuts, and seeds. There are selections for multiple diet types including paleo/primal, ketogenic, Whole30, Autoimmune Protocol, GAPS/SCD, pescatarian, vegetarian, and even vegan. I have also included a special requirement filter for people looking for low-sulfate, low-histamine, low-oxalate, and low FODMAP recipes. Because the shopping lists and meal plans are completely customizable, you can make whatever changes you need within the online platform.
I encourage you to be as creative as you can be, and you can both seek and share your ideas with me and others using the community forum.
I have other medical conditions, is your 10-Week Program suitable for me?
Can I do this if I’m pregnant or breastfeeding?
If you’re already pregnant then eating a PCOS-friendly diet is not only going to maximize your health during pregnancy, but it’ll also be good for your unborn child. Since environmental influences can alter the expression of genes while in utero, by eating well during pregnancy, you’re giving your child the best chances of being fit and healthy. Not just when they’re young, but even as adults too. This is especially true for women with a genetic predisposition to insulin resistance and PCOS, particularly if they’re having a girl.
For breastfeeding moms, good nutrition is essential for abundant milk production as well as replenishing your depleted nutrient status. Making both a baby and a placenta is an incredibly taxing process on our bodies, while producing the world’s greatest superfood in the form of breastmilk, can drain the reserves of even the healthiest individuals.
At the same time, you have massive post-partum and lactation-related hormone changes that can have a profound effect on your mood and emotional wellbeing, as well as your natural tendency to store body fat. Even if you successfully manage to get pregnant on your “old” diet, if you had PCOS before giving birth, chances are it will get worse in the following years if you don’t do something about it. This is why so many moms and pregnant women take part in the Program.
During Orientation, I provide additional advice to pregnant and breastfeeding women, but the short answer is that this Program is likely to be just what the doctor ordered.
Can I do the Program overseas?
Will my credit card details be secure?
The pricing is in USD. How can I find out the cost in my currency?
For an estimate, you can also use an online currency converter calculator but keep in mind that the exchange rate you receive is likely to be a couple of percent less favorable than that used in the calculator because the exchange rate you actually receive depends on your credit card provider.
For the most accurate assessment, call your credit card provider and ask them for their current exchange rates for USD.
Do you offer payment plans?
For January 2022 PCOS Program
January 7, 2022 - Orientation officially begins
January 14, 2022 - Week 1 of the Program begins
January 16, 2022 - Last day to enroll
March 24, 2022 - Program ends