Meals She Eats

Empowering Advice, Relatable Stories, and Over 25 Recipes to Take Control of Your PCOS

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Pub Date 18 Apr 2023 | Archive Date 28 Mar 2023

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New York Times Bestseller

A first of its kind, functional lifestyle guide for PCOS, complete with personal stories and nourishing recipes

You’ve been diagnosed with or suspect polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). You’ve done some research, and you want to start the journey of regulating your cycle and managing your symptoms naturally.

Can you relate to bloating, acne, cramps, and irregular periods? And beyond these typical PMS symptoms, do you also experience intense mood swings, irritability, heavy flow, and crippling fatigue? These were the norms in Rachael’s life that she was told were just a part of being a woman. Like her, you know these aren’t normal, but you have the hope of living symptom free.

Meals She Eats is the guide you've been looking for. This book bridges the gap between research and personal experience and offers everything you need to know to naturally manage your diagnosis during each phase of your cycle.

  • What’s going on in your body and why
  • Tasty recipes designed with optimal nutrients
  • Helpful shopping lists that make eating healthy easy
  • Strategic movement advice so you feel your best
  • Self-care practices part of a holistic therapeutic approach
  • Journaling methods for targeted healing

Laugh with Tom and Rachael, who are in your very shoes, and enjoy recipes loaded with the seasonal, nutrient-rich foods your body craves. Their personal stories of successes, mistakes, and everything between (looking at you, tampon chronicle) will keep your spirits high as you empower yourself with specific and actionable diet and lifestyle modifications, learn how to collaborate effectively with doctors, and understand your cycle to relieve the worst of your symptoms.
New York Times Bestseller

A first of its kind, functional lifestyle guide for PCOS, complete with personal stories and nourishing recipes

You’ve been diagnosed with or suspect polycystic ovary syndrome...

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Alone with giving recipes for helping with PCOS it also so the woman who have PCOS that they aren't alone with stories from others with it.

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Really interesting cookbook and story of the author and his wife's journey to health while living with PCOS. The pictures were beautiful, and the recipes look good.

This book also details the symptoms of PCOS, and the different phases of a woman's cycle. They have different recipes for each cycle, based on what the body needs.

I also really liked the 28 day plan of recipes to follow!

Thank you Netgalley and DK publishing for the ARC!

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This is a sweet cookbook that involves information about Tom and Rachael, information about PCOS, and is a guide for what to eat to help with it. I’ve been watching them on TikTok for awhile and knew that I really wanted to read their book. It didn’t disappoint! It’s put together well and is full of useful information and cute pictures. I recommend it for fans of their channel, people looking for PCOS tips, or just people wanting some new food to try!

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This is a really interesting cookbook that focuses on assisting with PCOS. It has great recipes in it, and it’s amazing that a couple were able to go on this journey led by the husband to find what worked for their family in having a child. Thanks DK books for this read as an ARC on Netgalley!

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This book is so much more than a simple cookbook. Tom and Rachel you both have created a fantastic guide for couples especially ones with PCOS. The book goes over information about PCOS, the various stages and how the hormones fluctuate through her cycles. What I really loved was the breakdown of various cycle stages and the guide for foods to eat for what your body needs. Beautiful pictures and charts to make the information easy to follow and guide you through the process. The recipes are easy and simple to follow. At the end there is a 28 day meal plan suggested guide to try. I love that this is laid out easy to follow.

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I’ve followed Tom and Rachael on TikTok since almost the beginning. It was beautiful to see them work together and how proactive Tom was in helping Rachael feel better and regulate her hormones. This book adds a bunch of small details and information that we never quite saw in the tiktok snippets of their journey. They both do such a wonderful job of explaining their journey and the techniques they use to help themselves and each other. This book is educational, sentimental, with a touch of comedy, and plenty of delicious recipes!

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I remember when I first saw anything about the Sullivan family on tiktok. I was struck by how lovely, kind, and generous they and the love they shared was. I was really impressed with this book. There was such care and effort into producing such a well researched and thought out book. Also, these recipes look YUMMY!

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lays out very clearly what pcos is and how to track symptoms, times of the cycle, and what you should be eating in that time to be the best and healthiest version of yourself without feeling like you're being talked down to or ignored

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I have been following @MealsSheEats on Instagram for forever. I was diagnosed with PCOS (Polycystic ovarian syndrome) when I was 21 and was basically sent on my merry way by the doctor without any guidance as to what I was supposed to do afterward. Only at the beginning of 2022 (at the age of 28) did I finally figure out what it was that I needed to be doing and eating to help balance my hormones and to help reverse the awful symptoms that come with this diagnosis.

The Meals She Eats Instagram page was a great source of meal planning inspiration this past year and I’m so happy to see them come out with a cookbook of their own! There’s not many cookbooks on the market centered around PCOS—trust me, I’ve searched everywhere!!—so this is such a big win for the CYSTer community. The couple also includes helpful tips & tricks and insights they have learned about PCOS throughout the years. This has good information and is a great place to start if you are struggling to figure out what to do!

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I received a copy of this book through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

I was vaguely familiar with the Sullivan's and was pleasantly surprised to see this book.

The book covers the history of the couple the polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) diagnosis, and their fertility journey. The book includes a lot of information about PCOS and what a healthy menstrual cycle looks like. There's a brief acknowledgement that food isn't a substitute for medication when needed, but the focus of this book is food.

The book talks about the different stages of the menstrual cycle with recommendations of what to eat during each cycle. There's a lot of recipes in this book with some nice pictures. There's some modifications to recipes to account for a reduction in sugar and other foods, but there's also a lot of meat and shellfish so the recipes in this book aren't for everyone.

It's a nice book with some helpful information and some nice recipes.

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For those who have just been diagnosed with PCOS, Meals She Eats was such a GREAT introduction to how to manage with delicious foods. I love following Tom and Rachel on social media and their love is all on these pages. They made their cookbook as fun as their life. This is such a great asset to have on my bookshelf and I can't wait to try all the recipes. It is a bonus to be able to support those that you enjoy following!

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I was diagnosed with PCOS back in 2009 and I was never guided on dos and don'ts. Especially when it came to food!! Meals She Eats is such an amazing resource on how to manage your diagnosis while still enjoying delicious foods.

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Thank you to NetGalley and the publisher for providing this read. All opinions are my own.
I found this cookbook via the authors, social media accounts. With personal experience, needing to use diet to manage health symptoms, I’m excited to try the recipes. I’m glad they were able to find success in their fertility journey and hope this book provides guidance to other families in similar circumstances. Well written, beautiful layouts.

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