Frequently Asked Questions
- PCOS Nutrition Lessons
- Comprehensive Food Guide
- Emotional Eating Module
- Sugar Rehab Module
- Alumni Repeat Special
You will receive a weekly meal plan and shopping list download based on the number of people you plan to cook for. You can select if you want your meal plan in either metric or US imperial units of measure. Kickstarter members will also receive 120 recipes organized in an easy to search recipe index that provides a solid foundation to support your ongoing PCOS transformation.
- PCOS Exercise Program
- Emotional Wellness Module
- Tips, Tricks & Group Challenges Module
- Membership to an Exclusive Community Facebook Group
- Daily access to Kym to ask questions via the Facebook Group & email
Within the exclusive Facebook Group, you will be invited to participate in weekly group challenges and activities. All Lifestyle members are also invited to join an exclusive Facebook Group for Alumni at the end of the program to provide ongoing support to your PCOS success.
- A Customizable Daily Meal Plan
- Smartphone Ready Shopping List Generator
- 80+ Additional Recipes to Choose From (Over 200 in Total)
- My Comprehensive PCOS Supplements Guide
What is the difference between the meal plans offered with each membership level?
Only Premium members receive the customizable meal plan and shopping list generator using the fully functional online platform that I give more details about in this video.
Can I change membership levels after I make my purchase?
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: Near the end of the program you’ll be sent 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.
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?
A Premium membership gets you the ultimate in flexibility with your food as the customizable meal plan platform allows you to:
- 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
If you are a picky eater then I highly recommend you go with a Premium membership.
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 afterwards, 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 you 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 will go into this in greater detail during the Nutrition Sessions, which are included in ALL membership levels.
Will I be able to eat fruit?
Do I have to give up coffee?
Coffee causes more problems in some women with PCOS than others which I will explain further in 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 free 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!
Kickstarter 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 on 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 (all memberships), and the fully customizable meal plan (Premium only) you will have complete control over how much time you spend in the kitchen.
When will I get access to the program?
- A comprehensive Starter Guide
- Several important downloads to get you ready for the Exercise Module (Lifestyle and Premium 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. Lifestyle and Premium members will 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?
For Kickstarter and Lifestyle members, you will receive your first weekly meal plan one week before the start of the program. Subsequent meal plans, will be released 7 days in advance after that so you will always have plenty of time to do your shopping.
For Premium members, 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 are 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?
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 your diet, exercise regime and emotional wellness.
What if I have dietary restrictions or allergies? Do you have recipes that work for me?
A Premium membership is particularly well suited to those of you with special dietary restrictions or allergies. The shopping lists and meal plans are completely customizable so 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 will also have an effect on 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 pre-disposition 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 October 2020 PCOS Program
September 25, 2020 - Orientation officially begins
October 2, 2020 - Week 1 of the program begins
October 4, 2020 - Last day to enroll
December 10, 2020 - Program ends