A Culturally Diverse Diet Episode with Amber Charles, MSPH, RDN
There’s no one size fits all diet plan for anyone — let alone for people with PCOS or other medical conditions. So why does it seem like the only “healthy” meal that gets presented in the media is the same plate of wild salmon, brown rice, and organic kale for everyone? People of different backgrounds should be able to find a diet plan that works for them and their culture. You don’t have to give up your cultural foods for PCOS. No one’s favorite foods are getting left behind! So how do we make sure they come with us post-PCOS diagnosis?
In this episode, I’m asking Amber Charles, aka The Cultural Dietitian, what she thinks we can do to curate a sustainable and culturally diverse diet that can help with our PCOS symptoms. Amber is a Public Health Nutritionist and Registered Dietitian, certified in Integrative and Functional Nutrition. Amber dedicates her voice to diversifying nutrition recommendations for the Caribbean diaspora.
In this episode, we talk about:
- What a healthy plate looks like for different people of different cultures
- How a westernized eating pattern is not the best or “healthiest” diet for everybody and why
- Why we don’t recommend fad diets
- Tips on staying connected with your culture even if you’re far from home
- Keeping your cultural foods for PCOS… or any diagnosis
Mentioned in this episode:
PCOS Meal Prep Made Easy Workshop – In this hour-long workshop, I break down what foods you want to include for PCOS and what you may want to consider avoiding or minimizing. Learn my simple 3 step formula for planning meals with PCOS.
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