What’s the biggest mistake you’ve made with PCOS weight loss?
On this episode, we go over the 5 biggest mistakes while trying to lose weight with PCOS!
You’ll learn the common misconceptions about birth control, Metformin, and how they can have adverse effects on your weight loss progress!
We discuss the myths surrounding carbs and why many of us make the same mistake of cutting it out completely. We explain what carb ranges are ideal for women with PCOS when trying to achieve weight loss!
You’ll also learn how workouts can have an impact on your weight loss and why doing the wrong workouts can actually lead to the opposite of the results you are looking for!
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gluten and dairy free. I’m Tallene your fellow sister and registered dietician And I’m Sirak husband, engineer, and PCOS personal trainer. We’re going to make PCOS a little less overwhelming and a lot more fun. How do you like that garden time? You like staring at that right now? Can’t wait to pull a carrot out of that Sisters. We have turned our patio into basically a farm.
We have upgraded the flowers into now vegetables. There are like three tubs. We got those huge tubs from home Depot and like some buckets, big metal buckets. And there are basically not lettuce, kale, broccoli, carrots, onions, so many Iranians. What are the other things called? Charlie’s charged there’s everything in the patio right now. And I cannot wait till the grow up because I want it taste.
I want farm to table dinners. Gosh, the other day my parents came over for dinner and see doc pick the pepper off of, one of the plants walked up to the dinner table. It’s like farm to table, ladies and gentlemen, we all shared one pepper And then we charge them $200 for the dinner. That’s our farm to table dinners are,
it’s always, they’re always so expensive, even though it’s like, I thought the whole point of farming and use it to save money. But you know, when it comes to serving other people, I am really excited though. It is so gorgeous. We got rid of some of the clutter that was cluttering, the patio, you know, me and clutter,
there was this huge tree that I made SciTech. Yeah. There’s like, we got this tree about like a year ago. I mean, the tree was like $25. I read on the podcast in one of the very first episodes. That’s true. Yeah, it was Valentine’s day and you didn’t get me. You got me flowers. They didn’t come in time.
So then I said, I want a tree. The flowers didn’t show up on time. Yeah. Kind of a flower company is that by the way. And then I got a Chol tree and said, but the tree basically Boston, one time, it was a very pretty pink and all this stuff. And then ever since that first month it’s been just like,
blah, it’s just In the way now. It’s not pretty. Yeah. I was able to replant it somewhere else and I transferred it to a better home for itself. You know, some will work in grow and sustain itself where there’s less wind. Yeah. Not, it’s not going to happen on our patio. I’m sorry. Yeah. So now we have all these plants.
Yeah. I even going off of that though, I would really suggest to people like track growing some stuff in your backyard or in your balcony. Like we don’t have a backyard. We live in a condo. So we use our patio. So they try to do the same thing yourself. Like find like a place you can plant just one like one bucket.
That’s like, it’s $20 for the, we’ll get one of these big metal buckets, get some dirt plant. Some kale is soup. Kale. Is that one of the easiest things to grow. Cause So much better when you grow it yourself, it’s not as bitter, so much more flavorful and crunchy and just like much better than the grocery store where it’s kind of wilted for sure.
Yeah. Yeah. Farm to table ladies. It’s a great, um, project, like, and yeah, to be patient with the plants, you don’t let them grow. Just like you have to be patient with yourself and your just journey. Right. It all comes together. Like be patient with the plants, grow it, look at it as a symbol for your own health.
Like that’s how with each day it gets the plants get bigger. And so your journey gets better. Kind of a thing. I used to do one on one coaching calls and I had a patient who was actually like all the way in, um, Africa. And she had her own farm and she was growing like pesticide free vegetables for herself. And I was helping her like virtually and stuff.
And I just remember, she was like telling me about it. And I thought it was so cool because she used it as a means to help her heal her PSUs journey or, or maybe, you know, not only is it healthy for you, but like psychologically, like you said, you know, growing something, taking care of it, just like yourself,
taking care of yourself. I don’t understand. I’m looking at the volume board on the podcast. You know, I have my computer down here. I’m seeing the volume board. Why is your volume so much lower than mine Talking directly into the mic? Sisters? Let us know on Instagram. If, if I’m sometimes louder than tight, I’m like, your voice is like couple of waves lower than mine.
No, maybe. Cause you’re you have a male voice and it just resonates differently. People like my voice, they say it. Yeah. They do love your voice. That’s why he needs to be higher. Not my animalistic. No. A beast for the mic away from you then. You’re right. Okay. Scissors. So, uh, that’s a little rat in the beginning of the podcast,
but uh, today’s episode is going to be the, you know, the five biggest mistakes that people make with PCs when trying to lose weight, you know, there’s so many different like suggestions out there. So many like restrictive tips and so many things that people first see online when it comes to losing weight with PCRs, that a lot of them unfortunately are like big mistakes.
You don’t want to rush into anything. You don’t want to find something on Google that you think is the best for you. You want to kind of like do some research first. And so we kind of have some five things for you. A five Mistakes. Yeah. Yeah. I’ve definitely done all five. And before we get there, just a reminder,
it is PCs wellness month, which is why we’re talking about big, important topics like this. But if you’re following us on Instagram, we’re doing a giveaway every single day of the month for PCOS awareness month in September, every day, we’re doing a giveaway. So today, before this podcast we did a live and we actually did a game. So on the live,
we said, well, who was the first person we ever interviewed on the podcast? And someone answered dr. Nirvana to all our podcast fans, you know this and they to have acetone, they got a three month supply of vessel. So that was really fun. Yeah. So stay tuned, you know, with our posts and everything. We’re always announcing what the giveaway is going to be and how to win it.
Yeah. Make sure you follow us on peace. U S dot weight loss for all that stuff. That’s right. So let’s get into this, uh, podcast, babe. Why don’t you start with the first biggest mistake that people make with piece Jewess, weight loss. So the first mistake, and I really think this is the very first is when you’re diagnosed,
you feel like you should blame yourself and you think that it’s all your fault. It literally happens instantly. Like it’s somehow like a natural reaction because you know, it’s your body and you, you, you know, you just like want to find something to blame. I felt like I blamed myself about PCOS, you know? And especially when you’re overweight,
like I was overweight and I was like, and you feel like people look at you and judge you because you know, when people look at overweight people, they often think, um, it’s their fault. Or they’ve been eating chips all day. And like, what the heck? Like that’s not what’s happening. Especially with PCOM. I was eating salads all day,
like for cherry. Like, um, so, but anyways, you kind of, because you don’t know what’s going on with your body. You almost like believe that person. And you’re like, I’m doing everything wrong. It’s my fault Probably starts at the doctor’s office too. Like when you go to the doctor’s office to be diagnosed with PSUs, unfortunately a lot of doctors,
they target your way and you as a person for the reason for this, they’ll say, Oh, you need to lose weight. You need to die. They don’t even look at you as a person to consider what other factors they may be underneath this whole like, issue with PCRs. I mean, if it was just because of weight, then everyone who’s overweight would have PCOS,
every woman. So like, obviously it’s not because of weight. Like it is a combination of genetics environment, um, uh, triggers and so on. Like they really just don’t know exactly what causes PCLs, but it’s not your fault. Like, it’s a series of circumstances that brings you to a point. Now it’s up to you to reverse it.
Of course that’s in your hands, but you didn’t like drop the ball on life. And this like happened to you as a result. Like it just happens. Yeah. And it’s important to understand that and empower yourself with knowledge. Like you don’t want to one, uh, after, you know, learning about PCs, you don’t want to like blame yourself,
but second, you also want to empower yourself and start to learn and get more knowledgeable about PCL. So you can go get on the right path. Because unfortunately, when we feel bad about ourselves and we feel pity and we just we’re down, it doesn’t really get us to the next step of getting better until we just say, okay, I’m going to empower myself.
I’m going to learn. I’m going to take the first step. I’m not going to wait for a doctor or someone to like, push me. I’m just going to, Yeah. Not only will that, will that help you in general, but also it will shield you from that negativity. So when somebody says something like, um, you know, like you’re eating too much or like you need to cut calories or like all this nonsense,
the tree thinking about, that’s why you’re gaining weight. Then you’ll have the knowledge to be like, actually I have a metabolic issue. That’s, you know, triggering this PCO S and you know, my cells are doing this and I have a lot of inflammation and I’m trying to reduce it so that I can be less insulin resistant and burn up what I’m eating better and take that like,
you know, don’t judge me, like, there’s a series of like a weird thing. It’s almost like we have to do the opposite of what other people are doing to lose weight. We have to exercise in a certain way. That’s like slower paced and more relaxed. We have to eat enough to like move our metabolism, but I’m still like gluten and dairy free and,
you know, lower cart. I mean, it’s just different than what other people are doing. So when you know what works, then you can tell the other person and maybe they can learn instead of Exactly. Yeah. And to start working, you start to learn, to get knowledgeable, to empower yourself. Honestly, there are great resources, like on Instagram,
including ours, on our page, peace, gestalt, weight loss, we go over many information, meaning informational tips on stories. But especially this podcast too, like we go over all these, all these episodes, we go into detail. You know, if you’re new, we go into like Metformin. We go into like, should we cut calories,
cut carbs. Should we do this? It’s all like, covered for you in detail. So we really like employee to go ahead and like, explore our list of podcast episodes and just try to learn from there, try to learn from other podcasts. If you can find them to just, you know, get knowledgeable. It’s not going to, don’t try to cram everything to your brain and one day,
cause it’s not going to, you’re not going to be able to sustain that. It needs to be a slow process where you’re trying to understand it and not just cram it in. So the second thing is believing that birth control will cure PCO. Yeah. I believe you can also add Metformin to this, right? Like basically believing that birth control or Metformin.
One of these like prescription drugs are just going to fix all of the problems. And why don’t you recommend this baby? Because Matt, I mean, birth control masks your symptoms, and it’s not really fixing it. Like you really don’t know to what degree of PCOS you have because of birth control. Cause you probably don’t have that many symptoms until you get off until you decide to have babies until you decide you don’t want to be on birth control anymore.
And then everything comes back with a vengeance. And we talked about this with dr. Jolene brighten and that one episode, episode 40. Yes. And she talks about how the birth control pill can, um, you know, mask all your symptoms and, you know, make insulin resistance, worse and trigger thyroid issues after. Yeah. Yeah. There are so many symptoms of post birth control syndrome,
including like neurological and physical symptoms that like lead to like fatigue, depression, so many more symptoms there. We covered it on episode 40. So like as time mentioned, like birth control, it can mask the issue so that when you get off of it, all the issues is just coming, come back running, not to mention you don’t want to wait until you’re pregnant or until you want to have a baby to start fixing your issues.
So a lot of times, you know, when you’re like 18, 19, you get diagnosed with years. The doctor said here, just take birth control. Don’t worry about it. When you want to have a baby, we’ll think about it. Then that’s really the wrong way to go about it because all the issues are just going to get worse,
like avalanche over time. And then by the time in 10 years, when you want to have a baby, all the symptoms are now worse. And then you get off of birth control and now you’re stuck. I’m trying to resolve this whole issue. Whereas you could have done that 10 years ago or over the 10 year period so that when you want to get paid While you were on the pill,
if you choose to be on the pill, you can still do it. Correct. That’s very correct as well. Like dr. Jolene brighten talked about it on the podcast too. Like what you can do still, if you’re on birth control, what can you do day to day to make sure your piece, your symptoms are okay. So yeah, don’t just,
let’s, let’s not just jump to, you know, birth control or Metformin without doing the proper, I guess, research and making sure that you’ve approached all the diet and lifestyle changes that are appropriate for you. Right. I’ve seen some great results by going well. Okay. I want to mention that like people go on birth control often because they have ovarian cysts and that kind of helps with like resolving that issue,
but I’ve seen some great results with changing your diet, taking Avazzia tol you know, improving air quality and ovulation with Odessa tol in conjunction with diet change can also, you know, reduce cysts and have them disappear. So if you choose that, like, you know, you don’t want to mask it with birth control, you can go that route and try to resolve it.
I’ve seen it, you know, it’s great. There aren’t like direct research studies on it. I just want to point that out, but I have literally seen it and it happened to me. So, yeah. So yeah. Check out episode 40 for more details. And we do also have the episode on Metformin. If you want to hear the pros and cons that,
so check those out. So going to number three, uh, the third biggest mistake that people make with piece shows, weight loss is working out more, you know, that whole myth, or if you want to lose weight, just work out harder, workout longer, burn more calories while we’re here to tell you that is a huge myth, bad idea.
It’s only going to make symptoms worse, worse, such as insulin resistance, adrenal fatigue, and much more. So like many times like where like women with PSUs they’re thrown into like these crazy circuit training, like with kickboxing or with hate, Hey, also known as high intensity interval training. You know, we’re thrown into these, you’re thrown into these workout regimes that basically push you into like that whole quote,
unquote, working hard, as hard as possible, and like tying in our experience, it didn’t work for him. Definitely not. I was working out like crazy. And of course it all stemmed from blaming myself for having PCOM. And then I was like, Oh my gosh, I’m so lazy. Let me work out even harder. And then, you know,
kickboxing everyday, like I mentioned, running on the treadmill all the time and having like a really disciplined, like workout regimen. And it certainly made things absolutely worse. My cravings were worse. Like I could literally eat so much carbs because of all of that. Yeah. As a result. And we talk about, um, how, you know, we have a podcast episode about working out and how like,
cause like your insulin resistance to get worse. Because if you do high intensity long workouts, you’re pumping sugar into your bloodstream and we’re insulin resistant. So we can’t burn it up. And then that just makes our insulin resistance worse. And our weight doesn’t go down and we crave things after our workouts and we’re moody because our stress hormones are high. Yeah.
And when you do those stole way to work out approach, which we’ve created, Tyna NAI, when you do that workout approach, it actually helps to pick up the sugars in your blood stream, which will therefore help with your insulin resistance, the complete opposite effect of what intense workouts can do. And another way it’s helpful is that slow workouts. Um,
instead of doing the whole crazy workout, so workouts will actually help keep your stress hormones lower at a longer, for longer periods of time and help you lose more weight to reason with, uh, with intense workouts is that you actually increase your stress hormones with intense workouts, like cortisol levels go up. And then unfortunately, because of the hormonal imbalances with PSUs,
you’re not able to lower back down the stress hormones ones as easily. So they stay elevated for days. And then you wake up feeling agitated, you wake up feeling like you haven’t been recovered. You can’t get out of bed. It’s just like, all these different symptoms of inflammation are coming into place. And that leads to weight, plateau, weight gain.
And you know, if you’re, if you’re, if you’re doing hair kickboxing, these kinds of workouts and you’re not seeing results, or maybe you’re seeing the opposite of what you want to see, this could be the reason why. So we really suggest maybe switching it out if it’s not working for you and doing more way to workouts. That’s right. And yeah,
we have, um, we have episodes about that as well. If you want to know more and more details about how to work out, definitely check out our library, right. Or the one cutting out all your carbs at once. Yeah. Okay. I did this and I vividly remember it. Yeah. It was like one day it lasted because it was so hard.
I decided I wasn’t going to eat any carbs that day. I remember I was a freshman in college and I had, you know, salad all day, whatever. And by the time it was nighttime, I could eat an entire box of cereal. Like I was starving for carbs. And obviously like when you cut something out, cold Turkey, like that,
that’s what happens. Yeah. But I mean, it didn’t help my PCOM. Like it made me aggravated and made me crave worse. And then I resorted to artificial sweeteners. I would like add them to my water, like sweetened water. And that made it even worse. Girl. I’ve fallen into all of the traps. Okay. I have evenly remembered this,
like sitting in my college dorm, laying in my bed, being starving. Really? Yeah. Yeah. I, I could definitely see that happening. It’s a very common thing just to cut out the carbs completely. And then you probably felt so hungry and then you probably ended up like Cereal, cereal, American. Yeah. And you didn’t know about vessel back?
No, I did not. That lasted one day. I don’t know how anyone does it any longer than one day. Yeah. So don’t get tempted into just like cutting your carbs out. Like I know there’s a lot of popular diets out there that talk about low carb diet. Like, you know, like a keto diet and things like that. While these may be beneficial for you,
you don’t want to completely like, be like, okay, I’m going to go. I’m going to do this diet. I’m not going to have any carbs. You want to just find the range that works for you. Like in our, in the sisterhood, we, we help you walk through through the stages to help you find your carp tolerance. You know,
like, like we, we usually stay, you know, you start with like 125 to 150 grams of carbs and the lower until you find that level that’s right for you. That’s very helpful in kind of finding the level. But in the sisterhood, we go in more depth for you. We kind of like highlight what to try, what to do,
the different kinds of things you can do to kind of find your car Brange and then we even have recipes based specifically on your car brains just for you. And you could always update your cart range and get new recipes too. So yeah. It takes time to finding your carb range. So we don’t say cut it all out at once instead, try,
try with the level and try reducing it, to see what’s the right level. Yeah. And I just feel like the reason why we cut it all at once is because we’re so frustrated and we just want to find one simple solution. So we jump head first into something like cutting your, you know, Quito, you know, it’s like, okay,
fine. I’ll just cut it all out. Like it’s a lot easier than swapping out, like for gluten free foods and stuff like that. Like takes no thinking, you just cut it all out. You know what I mean? Carbs are looked at as this evil thing. Everyone’s Hating on carbs. Yeah. Whereas like carbs are beneficial. Sister’s like you need carbs for your mental,
um, mental energy. Like your brain runs on carbs and sugars. Your brain needs carbs. Your, your body needs carbs to do the workout. Your body needs carbs. Yeah. You’re everything Hormones that are released when you cut out carbs or effect, you, you know, you produce more stress hormones instead of progesterone and things like that. So you obviously,
Yeah, exactly. So you want to, like, obviously we’re not saying, Oh, just have a shit load of carbs and you’ll be fine instead. We’re just saying like, don’t just cut all at once and instead find the range that works for you. Don’t get stuck in this whole, um, restrictive. I have to be restricted with something.
No, you don’t have to be set to find what’s right for you. It’s really an individual PCs is so individual. You have to be really in tune with yourself, you know, and, and be aware of what’s working and what isn’t working and not forcing yourself to do something that isn’t working, you know, some silly diet, or even if like going gluten free,
isn’t working for you. Like don’t force yourself after like trying it for a month. You know what I mean? Do what’s best number five. All right. Uh, number five is a great one. I love this one. It’s it’s basically, don’t just focus on supplements instead of your diet and lifestyle. So don’t think that you can just take a supplement,
like for example, or basketball, or like Apple cider vinegar or multivitamin or anything, and think that that is the only solution for your pieces. Cause to be honest, it’s theirs. It’s not theirs. It’s more complicated than that. You need to have your diet and lifestyle basically be consistent and like improving so that these supplements make a difference. That’s right.
So if you’re taking supplements, it’ll help with preventing your symptoms from getting worse, probably, but it’s not going to reverse it if you’re not doing a full whole body approach to it. So of course it takes time though. Like it took me so much time to figure out how to reverse my symptoms years because I’m like, this didn’t work that didn’t work,
you know, next. And then the next year I’d figure out how to work out. And then the next year I’d figure out another supplement that helps me. And it just like layers on together. You have to be, it’s like a quest for healthy. Good. I mean, you’re on a place. And like, like for example, with Novasol.
So if, if you’re still like, let’s say eating the wrong stuff, maybe you’re having too many, uh, too many carbs or too many something like your, your meals aren’t as healthy as they should be. We’ll Avast doll can only do so much. Like time mentioned, like Avast will help with insulin resistance, but if you’re having the wrong foods or eating the wrong portions,
then there’s only so much that the Avastin can help with insulin resistance and your insulin resistance will still be bad. So it’s really like, it took a whole synergy. Like you it’s a whole, um, this universe of health is diet lifestyle supplements, right? That’s probably the order. If you want to look at your, um, your health of things to change and things to do is do you want to look at your first,
your diet and then your lifestyle, and then add on the supplements to fill in the gap to make sure that everything is on point That’s right. Those are my top five biggest mistakes with PCs, weight loss. Yeah. And then we even, so we went and asked your sisters on Instagram, what were the five biggest mistakes that you made or what’s the biggest mistake that you made while trying to lose weight with PSUs?
And we have all your answers. We got it from Instagram, Titan laundry pizza. Okay. One of them is crash diets. Oh yeah. Oh yeah. That comes from that desperate feeling. Like I have to lose weight and you know, blaming yourself. And I think it’s so much emotion behind it. Yeah. It’s like so much fad, like diets out there,
like Quito. And then like, I don’t know. There’s like, like the Atkins diet, all this different stuff, they’re all different names. And it just makes people feel more comfortable when they’re doing a certain thing, which is why we really like gluten and dairy free options. They’re more because it doesn’t restrict you into one of these diets, you know,
it doesn’t make you become Quito. It doesn’t make you do whatever, like, like Atkins or it doesn’t make you do one of these specific diets instead. It just helps you remove the inflammatory foods and the foods that are causing your insulin resistance to go up. Basically. Yeah. Someone says keto diet, very restrictive. Didn’t lose any weight and got me downhill since then.
Yeah. That’s an example of exactly what you said, right? Yeah. Pushing myself so hard and not listening to my body because I was just, I mean, because I just wanted to lose weight. Yeah. That’s a good point because I think I’m just talking off thumbs up. So anyways, so like working hard and not listen to my body.
So sisters, when you’re working out like crazy, let’s say you work out Monday, right? You have a good workout. And then it’s Tuesday. You feel your body hasn’t recovered. You feel, you can feel that your body is still not fully recovered from the last workout. And you’re like, Oh, it’s workout day. I have to do,
I’m going to push myself. Well, guess what happens? Your body is in a state of recovery. And now when you do your workout, now it’s not thinking, Holy shit, we got more on the way. Release the stress hormones who need to be put into fight or flight mode, forget recovery. We need to focus on. Now. We need to survive now.
And guess what? Because of what we talked about earlier, you’re not, you’re not going to be able to get out of that state for a couple of days. So now you’re forcing your body back into the cage, back into this whole, like a workout thing. So now like after the second day in a row, your body is now like fully inflamed.
It’s trying its best to recover and it’s completely stopped working on the healing properties of your body. So this is what we mean by don’t push yourself too hard. Listen to your cause. There’s a lot of things happening in the background. When you’re pushing yourself, you’re putting your body it at a risk of more issues happening. Yeah. Workouts. I would kill myself at the gym,
change my workouts, seeing better results. Yeah. Someone says not believing that I’m capable of reversing my symptoms. Someone says, believing my doctor when she said, there’s no other alternative to birth control and Metformin, That’s a lie. And that doctor should be slapped in the face. That’s right. I said it, Oh my God. That is horrible.
To hear any doctor who says that is completely wrong. I’m sorry. Like y’all need to eat. I’m sorry about that. You don’t need a doctorate degree to know that birth control and whatever else, diapers and Metformin is the only solution like that is so stupid. That is so freaking stupid of that doctor to say. And I’ve never been so adamant about something.
That doctor is stupid. Sorry. There’s so many more. You’ve had scissors. You’ve listened to our podcast or how long you had. We’ve had all these, um, doctors and gynecologists that have shown you different options. And these, this doctor’s saying that is just uneducated. I’m sorry. Gosh, darn it. The volume, right? I know.
Hang out. People’s ears. You’re like so beyond. Oh my God. Oh my God. I’m scared to read the next one. Someone said not taking the dairy free and gluten free diet. Seriously. I’ve been doing gluten free for a month now and feel so good. Well, that’s great. And we love hearing that, but again, you don’t have to take it so serious that like,
anytime you have it, you’re feeling bad. That’s the one thing we say is there’s no such thing as a cheat meal. There’s no such thing as an off day. It’s just, if you have it, don’t worry about it. Just focus on the next day or the next meal, whatever you want and just move forward. Like there’s no reason to put yourself down.
It’s always about consistency and not perfection, Strict dating, torturing myself, which caused deficiencies of vitamins. But yeah, Yeah, yeah. Don’t torture yourself. Ladies Calories are the only thing that matters actually made me gain more weight, cutting calories trainee. Only a thousand calories a day because I thought that would help me lose weight. Oh my gosh, I did that.
But then again, it only lasted one day because That’s crazy. That is crazy. I was working out so hard to listen to my doctor on Metformin and birth control. That’s like half of these. Yeah. And again, like, we’re not saying that you shouldn’t take birth control or Metformin. We’re not saying that obviously, if that is the option that’s working for,
you go for it. What we’re seeing is that there are more options available. And when the doctor tells you, the first thing you should do is birth control Metformin. They’re doing you a disservice because there is information you can learn about making the diet and lifestyle changes that will maybe, uh, most probably making, not have to take that shit. Yeah.
Why Take that? If you can do something that’s natural that will prevent you from putting artificial hormones and artificial stuff into your body. I got this all we’re saying, we’re not saying it’s wrong to take it. It’s just saying, exploring, Explore your options. Someone says, listening to my gyno and in return developing bulemia for years. See, this is what happens when we don’t touch on eating disorders enough.
But it’s true because once you you’re diagnosed, you’re scared. You’re blamed. And then you’re told to cut all your calories and carbs and work out more because you’re just this lazy fool that like gained all this way and got PCs, which is not true. But like, that’s how it feels. Then it triggers you. Oftentimes it triggers to have an eating disorder because now you have this like awful relationship with food.
You’re scared to eat. You don’t know what to eat. Every time you eat, you gain 20 pounds. It seems, you know, and your guy knows blaming you and like pointing the finger. So then a lot of sisters develop eating disorders as a result. And you know, I don’t encourage you to like go gluten and dairy fruit without supervision,
if you have an eating disorder. But, um, you can certainly like work with someone to change your mindset around food and start to realize that, you know, food’s not the enemy it’s actually going to heal. You. It’s actually going to be what reverses your symptoms more than anything else. So it’s important to develop a really healthy relationship with it.
As you go on your healing journey, like even, well, I’m gluten and dairy free. Like I’ll still have a little bit of cheese. Like I still want to enjoy my life. Like when I feel like it and not feel scared of food that it’s going to do something to me, like, yeah, okay. I’m going to get acne or whatever.
But like, if I have it once it’s going to be okay and I know my balance. Um, but, but that takes time and mental practice. Yeah. Perfectly said, babe, like if you have, if you have a history of eating disorders, please work one on one with the dietician so they can guide you in the best way possible.
Because again, this is all individualized. It should be individualized. And if you’re a individual with that kind of an issue, there’s nothing to be ashamed of. It’s just, it’s best to work with a dietician. One-on-one just to make sure you’re on the right path with your, with your condition. Yeah. Okay. I’m done reading them because they’re all literally what we mentioned in this podcast.
Okay. Well, I’m glad we mentioned the things that, um, you know, is common, common. So I hope that really helps. And you know, just make sure sisters like, like these five mistakes that we mentioned, like you’re kind of aware of them and you’re really like making sure that you’re not like, um, stuck in like a trap or stuck in these,
weren’t willing this by mistakes. Yeah. Just try to expand the mindset to kind of, um, approach it differently than these factors. Yeah. Open your minds, approach it with a pro approach, managing PCs with an open mind so that you can try new things, stop doing things that don’t work for and try new things that might work for you.
You know? Exactly. All right. What’s next, babe. So next, uh, the next segment of the podcast, our fate, one of our favorite new segments is reading a question from the piece as hotline. So we normally play a voicemail, but today we thought, Oh, you know what? We also get text messages to the hotline.
Want to read one of the questions that we just got the other day? The question was hi. I wanted to ask if any, if energy drinks are okay for women with PCs, it’s actually a question that I haven’t seen too often. I think that’s a great question, baby. Why don’t you, um, give your, give your ID on energy drinks Question.
So I know so many of us struggle with fatigue, but of course, you know, having coffee or those energy drinks with all those chemicals and caffeine in it is really not going to heal it. And it’s actually going to continue driving this cycle of fatigue, which is essentially happening because when you drink these drinks and stimulate your cortisol and stress hormones, you’re really disregulating them and they won’t come back down so that you can sleep good at night.
And so that you can have like a restful sleep and then wake up energized. So basically you want your cortisol to be high in the morning and then like slowly lower it like, and be low at night so that you can sleep better and having caffeinated drinks. And these chemicals is not helping, definitely not helping. And especially if you’re taking them before a workout,
which often I see like pre-workout drinks because you know, you want to have like a more intense workout, but it’s really, you don’t need that. And you can do a slow weighted workout and not need to be like, you know, jumping up and down with an energy drink. And it’s just that cortisol, spike is not going to help you.
Yeah. And like, even before a workout or just in general, what the day, like your diet really plays a big part in your energy levels. So like if you’re not having the right diet with the proper levels of, you know, like protein carbs and healthy fats, and if you’re not falling down, then you’re going to get tired very easily throughout the day.
You’re going to want to crave a cup of coffee or an energy drink. And it’s just not going to really fully help. You might help you for the next 30 minutes, but I’m sure many of you, many of you have experienced after that 30 minutes you crash and you want another one and another one and that’s not going to really help you in the longterm.
And it’s just going to eventually just keep you addicted to whatever you’re drinking. So yeah, energy drinks, we don’t really recommend it. And they also have like a lot of like, um, uh, harmful ingredients in there. Like some of these energy drinks have like these like artificial flavorings, they had like these different color additives to make it look a certain way to make it taste a certain way.
They have like these harmful ingredients, like Akisol faint potassium, which is really bad for longterm consumption. And you’re like nervous system. Yeah. Your nervous system. Not to mention the, I have a crap load of like added sugar to them and just caffeine alone in them is bad. So just, um, yeah, That’s what we recommend at all.
Instead what I like to do, like if I’m really fatigued, um, which I don’t experience anymore, but I used to take enough or go on a walk and don’t do an intense work or don’t work out at all. Just like, go on a walk, relax. You know, maybe you don’t need that extra stimulation. Cause oftentimes it’s because we’re overstimulated that our adrenal glands give up and we don’t have energy because you know,
we’re not even being pumped, like cortisol to be awake enough. You know what I mean? So just like, relax, meditate, go on a walk. Don’t do the workout. Um, you know, take a moment to yourself instead, try to reverse it. If that’s a word, I don’t know. Alrighty. So now we’re going to move on to the last part of the podcast for the,
we have like six segments, so fun. I wish we had like theme music. I promise you sisters. And one day when this podcast becomes a whole studio and it’s upgraded with new equipment and we have like a full desk and a soundboard, I’m going to make it so freaking good. I’m going to have like different sounds coming in for each segment.
I’m going to have like crazy. I just want you to know, I am working on making this the best freaking podcast. There is not just for PCs, but in the whole world and in the whole, it’s all for you sisters. Like I cannot wait to make this better and better. I feel like it’s my duty. It is to improve the quality supportive,
mr. Yes. All right. No, read the wind. Do you want to read it or shall I read it? Um, Okay. This is the win of the week, which is a sister that we’ve picked from the sisterhood, uh, who is managing her piece, us like a boss, losing weight and basically is managing her symptoms. Alright.
XO cellies says going gluten and dairy free has helped me so much on top of taking an us tall, a very much needed bonus. I am going on my daily walks tomorrow will Mark a month of being gluten and dairy free and I’ve lost 12 pounds. My periods have also been regularly coming, which is super amazing. Since I’m always, I’ve always had to use birth control or Provera to start them Metformin wouldn’t even work.
I would never have imagined seeing such great and effective results. I’m forever grateful for you and especially for, and then she texts her friend who introduced me to your page as well as being the only person for lead. I mean, as well as been my go to person for leading a healthier lifestyle, I’m sorry. Faded on the page. That’s great.
I, this is actually from Instagram, not the sisterhood, but great job to exon cellie for your great progress. You know, it’s like, from what she said, it sounds like you try these different things like birth control and like Metformin didn’t even work for her. And like really we applaud you on keeping on trying and doing these different things because you know,
it’s so hard. We, you try one thing and then like, it doesn’t work for you. You try something that doesn’t work for you and like you feel defeated. But the fact that all his sisters would just stand back up and keep going and to the sisters who get knocked down, we employ you to get back up just, just like this sister,
because she was able to find a way that worked for her even after previous things that didn’t work. So just keep on trying. We hope this really inspires you to always find new things. Yes. I hope this was a great motivational podcast for you. Yeah. Oh yeah. The podcast itself, I think is great. Like the five mistakes, if you like,
you know, when you get diagnosed, I don’t know, personally, obviously, but I feel for most sisters, they want to get diagnosed. Like these are the, probably the biggest mistakes that they’ve, that they’ve made. Yeah. And it’s only, um, it’s like only normal to make these mistakes. I made all of them. And so has everyone else that responded to this stickers?
So frankly, it’s just the Avenue that we’re always let down when we’re diagnosed with PCOS, because I feel like there aren’t enough resources out there. And so hopefully we can change that narrative with the sisterhood and we can provide this amazing opportunity for sisters to learn and feel empowered and actually do something like actionable steps to do something about their PCs, rather than hear about some wishy washy research that doesn’t even tell them,
like, if something could work or not work or whatever, like we’re trying to guide you in a direction that will help you. Exactly. I think that’s great. What you said, if you’ve made these mistakes, don’t feel bad. Cause Talia has made all five of them herself. Great. And we are here now. Yeah, that’s fine. All right.
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