Infertility Nutrition

Summer! Get Serious about Fruits & Veggies!

By Hillary Wright, MEd, RD, LDN Director of Nutritional Counseling The Domar Center for Mind/Body Health at Boston IVF We’ve all heard it – many times. “Eat more fruits and vegetables.” But despite the non-stop exposure to this recommendation, most Americans are still not heeding the call. Only 14% of American adults eat the recommended two fruits and three vegetables a day. At the same time, 16% of our total calories are coming from added sugars – … Continue Reading



Food Journaling: A Simple & Effective Tool to Help Change Your Ways

By Hillary Wright, MEd, RD, LDN
Director of Nutritional Counseling
The Domar Center for Mind/Body Health at Boston IVF 

If eating healthier is part of your fertility improvement plan, research shows the simple of act of keeping a food diary is one of the single most effective things you can do to change your eating habits.  Numerous studies show that keeping a food diary, journal or log "“ whatever you want to call it "“ is highly … Continue Reading



A “PCOS Diet Plan” Preview

By Hillary Wright, MEd, RD, LDN
Director of Nutritional Counseling
The Domar Center for Mind/Body Health at Boston IVF
  The following is an excert from Hillary's new book,"The PCOS Diet Plan" -- the first nutrition-based PCOS book written by a registered dietician. It's scheduled release date is November 9, 2010. Not everyone needs an afternoon snack, but in my experience most people who struggle with portion control need something to fill the void during that long stretch between lunch and dinner. … Continue Reading



Deciphering Food Labels Ain’t Easy!

By Hillary Wright, MEd, RD, LDN
Director of Nutritional Counseling
The Domar Center for Mind/Body Health at Boston IVF
  "When it comes to food labels, what do I look at?" This question was posed to me by a patient with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) a few days ago. She realizes she needs to watch her carbs, and she's also trying to lose weight. Like many patients I've seen, she finds food labels very confusing and would love to … Continue Reading



Believe It or Not, Nutritionists Like Food!

 
By Hillary Wright, MEd, RD, LDN
Director of Nutritional Counseling
The Domar Center for Mind/Body Health at Boston IVF
 
  When I first started as the Director of Nutrition Counseling at the Domar Center for Mind Body Health four years ago, we had a "get to know each other" meeting of all the staff starting out at the center. I was honored to be a part of the team -- as the Domar Center is a beautiful place with amazing clinicians … Continue Reading