Can I Drink Alcohol with PCOS?

In this episode, we cover all types of alcohol and whether it’s okay to drink with PCOS! Whether you decide to tune into this episode or not (but you totally should), we’re going to break down exactly what you need to know about PCOS and alcohol.

The holidays are coming up…Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas. Whether you choose to celebrate these holidays or not, this is often the time of year when friends and family gather to bond and celebrate over a drink or two. As someone with polycystic ovarian syndrome, or PCOS, you might be wondering if you can or should drink with PCOS.

The answer is: of course you should! But is it really worth it? Well, we’re here to answer this burning question and give you all the information you need to make this decision for yourself!

Can I Drink Alcohol With PCOS?

Is Alcohol and PCOS A Good Mix?

The question of the hour! The short answer from your favorite registered dietician: it depends. Realistically, alcohol does have an effect on the body when you have PCOS. If you combine the two, you can expect side effects and/or lingering symptoms that can be uncomfortable. And more importantly, maybe even set you back on your PCOS goals.

HOWEVER, alcohol can be consumed in moderation with PCOS. A glass of wine here and there is totally fine. While heavy drinking is never recommended, it’s okay to have a drink from time to time. Especially if you feel like your PCOS is under control, and you’re not experiencing super serious symptoms. Still, it’s something you may want to speak to your healthcare provider about before changing your diet.

The most important thing to remember is: never to drink on an empty stomach. If you do plan to drink, always indulge with a nice, big meal.

Now, let’s talk about the ways alcohol may affect women with PCOS.

7 Ways Alcohol Affects Women With PCOS

Worsened Symptoms of PCOS

Because alcohol contains a ton of carbs and sugar, and because alcohol is hard on the body in general, alcohol consumption can worsen (and even trigger) symptoms of polycystic ovary syndrome. If you’re already dealing with worsened symptoms, it’s best to avoid alcohol intake altogether.

Increased Risk of Menstrual Irregularity

One of the most common symptoms associated with PCOS is menstrual irregularity. There are a lot of things that can further contribute to this irregularity, and alcohol is one of them. It raises your blood sugar levels, throws off your hormones, and contributes to inflammation. All of which can promote irregularity.

Increased Risk of Liver Disease

As most of you probably already know, PCOS is hard on the liver. In fact, Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is common in women with PCOS. Guess what else is hard on the liver? ALCOHOL! If you have PCOS, your liver is already stressed. So, adding the additional stress of alcohol only increases the risk of liver disease.

Increased Risk of Depression

People with PCOS often struggle with depression – it’s a common symptom of this disease and one that is very important to manage. Because alcohol is known to contribute to depression as well, mixing alcohol with PCOS can really take a toll on mental health.

Higher Blood Sugar Levels

Managing blood sugar levels is very important for those with PCOS. Alcohol, especially red wine and beer, is chock full of simple carbohydrates, which break down very quickly, increase insulin levels, and may cause insulin resistance. In turn, this can trigger and worsen PCOS symptoms and further contribute to menstrual irregularity.

Increased Risk of Weight Gain

Another common symptom of PCOS is weight gain, due to the insulin resistance we mentioned earlier. Because alcohol contains high amounts of carbs and sugar, drinking on a regular basis (and especially binge drinking) can contribute to weight gain.


Chronic inflammation is an issue for many people with PCOS. It can make life super uncomfortable and contributes to an increased risk of obesity and type-2 diabetes. When ingested, alcohol is an inflammatory substance that can cause inflammation throughout the whole body. So, mixing the two can cause exacerbated and dangerous inflammation.

What Happens When You Mix Metformin and Alcohol with PCOS

As we mentioned in this week’s podcast, mixing any medication with alcohol is NEVER a good idea. However, when it comes to Metformin and alcohol, it all depends on how the alcohol affects you. Some people have VERY negative reactions when they combine the two. But some people, experience no side effects at all from indulging every now and then.

Still, there are risks associated with drinking on this medication. The most prominent is that it increases the risk of lactic acidosis – a serious health complication that requires immediate medical attention.

All in all, it’s okay to drink occasionally on this medication. HOWEVER, you should NOT drink heavily or on a regular basis while on this medication.

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Full Episode transcript:

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It’s kind of hard being snooped up below jeepers somehow some way welcome scissors to another episode of the podcast. I’m so embarrassed. So we’re getting loose today. Not just kidding, but we’re going to be talking about alcohol and PCOM. If it wasn’t 11:00 AM, we would have poured a glass of wine for this episode. That’s true. That would have been a good theme for this episode,

but it’s yeah, it’s early afternoon. No drinks for us right now, obviously, but we’re going to be talking about, as we just mentioned, alcohol piece us, where are the effects of alcohol? Like what is a good amount to consume, you know, on a daily, weekly basis and you know, all that jazz. I mean, with that being said,

though, I feel like this is the time of the year, because this is going to be a lot of family events, big shindigs, Holiday dinners. Yeah. Cocktail parties. I’m not sure with COVID what we’re going to do, but we did find a work around with my family. We decided to do a Thanksgiving picnic and outside at the park,

you know, with a picnic table and we’re just going to change up the menu. So instead of a big old Turkey, we’re going to have Turkey sandwiches, instant mashed potatoes, potato salad. I Love that Turkey sandwich. Way more than, Oh yeah. Like a California club with some fresh Turkey. Oh my gosh. I love that. Okay.

I know a lot of people say this, but like, what is it about Turkey? That’s so freaking good. Like, I’m talking about just Turkey when you have it for like Thanksgiving, like it’s just boring to me. It’s like, it’s kind of dry. And then like there’s no real like flavor. It’s not like spicy or it’s not like,

it’s just, just Turkey. It’s not like a steak, but avocado. And like some, I don’t know, throwing some fun stuff like French fries. Why do we always have to do mashed potatoes with gravy? Like why can’t we have some fried chicken and some French fries and stuff. Element of tradition. And like remembering that day, you know,

when you celebrate it year after year and like bring your family together. Like the meal has to be the traditional style that day. I mean, you can mix it up. We mix it up. We always have like half Armenian food on the table. Yeah. My mom makes the yams though. Marshmallows. Oh yeah, we did that last year,

right? Oh yeah. And the funny thing is too with when it comes to the Thanksgiving or like Christmas, all these holiday stuff is you get questions about, PCLs like, Oh yeah. Like what is PSUs? Did you make that up? Or like, and like, in some cases there’s going to be one of those aunts, that’s going to say something really rude to you,

right. Like, Oh wait this year, what did you do? Yeah. So just want to say, look out for those kinds of events and just going with it, like with a steady mindset of like, not like not worrying about those kinds of things and just thinking about like, not worrying about how you’re going to explain it. And so just focusing on enjoying that day.

That’s true. We also have an episode. If you do want to explain PCO S we have an episode where we talk about how to explain PTUs to your loved ones. So if you want to prep yourself for Thanksgiving, by listening to that, that is a good idea. Yes. I would say yes. All right. With all that being said,

let’s get to the gingers. Okay. So here’s my thing with alcohol. Like personally, I don’t drink that much, but if we’re having a dinner party, I’m going to have a glass of wine. If we’re going somewhere, I’ll drink. And if you like to drink, that’s great. So, but we need to discuss drinking for PCs and the effects that it has on women with PCOS.

And that’s what we’re going to get into in this episode, because you know, it’s important for me as a registered dietician, to look at alcohol with a critical eye and interpret it for a woman with PCOS, it seems like when you hop on Google, everyone wants to say, it’s okay to drink and, you know, antioxidants and anti-inflammatory and the wine and everything.

But is that right for a woman with PCOS? That is the question. Yeah. I think you do a great job as a registered dietician to look at it with a critical eye and really like, make a decision here. Like, is it good? Is it bad? Or is it in between and what is it? Yeah, exactly. So moderate consumption of alcohol,

I read has been shown to offer health benefits studies show it’s associated with a decrease in the risk of heart disease, for example, and may even improve insulin resistance by upregulating anti-inflammatory genes sounds promising. Yeah. The American heart association recommends I’ll call in moderation. One glass of alcohol a day for women, one to two glasses for men, a glass looks like four ounces of wine,

maybe 12 ounces of beer, but for a woman with PCOS, is that going to be beneficial for our liver, for our blood sugar, for our metabolism. That is the question. Yeah. And I think we would both agree that maybe one glass of wine wouldn’t be like our direct recommendation to someone with PSUs. No. In terms of, if you’re on that road of reversing your PCO S I mean,

I’m definitely not going to be like, go ahead and have a glass of wine every night. Yeah. You know, maybe if you’re a PCs is under control, maybe if you’re, you’re really, you know, reversed your symptoms. And if you feel fine with a glass of alcohol at night, that’s you that’s one thing. But I wouldn’t sit there and tell a patient to do that.

Yeah. Especially 12 ounces of beer, like imagine 12 ounces of, I eat, I drink eight ounces of water and that’s like a one and a half glasses of what? For beer. I mean, even me, when I try to pull balances of beer for, with dinner or something, I feel super bloated. I’m just like, man, I should not have had that beer.

Yeah. But, but yeah. And like, we talk about sugar, right? So sugar and alcohol. So unlike, unlike carbohydrates, alcohol itself doesn’t require insulin to be broken down for energy. So you don’t really want to be mixing it with juices and mixed drinks. So a lot of times, like when you go to like a bar or like,

maybe like someone’s making you a cocktail, they add like, you know, orange juice or they add like this juice and that chews, they add this sweetener And Berry juice. Red bull. Yeah. Like all these like artificial stuff as well. And then it ends up being very sweet. So if you’re like, one of our go-to tips would be like,

if you’re TRIBE, if you’re like out drinking or you’re like, it’s a day where you’re going to drink, really try to find drinks that don’t have the added sugars, you know, you can have vodka with soda. Lots of soda is a great option. I think that’s my go-to option is usually mixing vodka and soda. Cause you know, you’re not getting extra sugar or extra calories from the soda and it’s still okay to drink,

you know? Cause it’s mixed with tobacco and stuff. Yeah. Because liquor itself like gluten-free vodka gin rum it. Yes. It doesn’t have sugar in it. And you might say, you know, this is alcohol. Like it’s not going to do anything to my blood sugar, but it is important. Like you said, not to mix them with the sugary drinks.

And I personally, I’m here for a tequila and a club soda and a bunch of muddled, limes and, and mint. You know what I mean? No sugar. I’m happy with that. Yeah. And if you’re looking for like gluten-free Vodkas, I would recommend a Tito’s Tito’s vodka makes a good gluten-free option. We have a bunch in that case,

we have like a huge bottle that we bought last year. That’s not even halfway through. Cause I’m more of a whiskey man personally, And I cannot stand, Oh my gosh, I haven’t had Bucca in like five years. I’m the same exact way with tequila. I cannot have tequila. It’s just like the smell. It just, it reminds me of the days where I used to like,

or like the college days, like drinking and throwing up and all that. This reminds me of exactly that like that, you know, throw up, smell it. All right. Beer. So like beer is actually not gluten free and it actually has more carbohydrates per serving and it can actually impact insulin levels. Yeah. So we definitely would not recommend beer as something to drink,

you know? Like all the time. Of course the moderation is okay. But just consider that beer is also not continental Free. You can drink Apple cider, not Apple cider or actually cider is me from Apple. So yeah. Right. Yeah. Excited. Yeah. Hearts angry apples. Is that angry orchid Really good one. It kind of tastes sweets.

I don’t know, like about the sugar levels in there, but cider is a good option. I don’t know anything, a beer. That’s a good alternative. Yeah. And I believe there are some certain beer brands that have lower gluten than others, but do your research and look those up to know which ones those are. But yeah, like cider is a good option if you’d like those kinds of drinks,

but yeah, it’s important to consider that beer. It has more KIBO, high carbohydrates per serving can impact insulin levels. And also it’s not the gluten free Wine as well has sugar in it. Yeah. So wine going to wine, there was a study published in the endocrine societies journal of clinical endocrinology and metabolism. I had to put all of that To repeat that endocrine society’s journal of clinical endocrinology and metabolism.

So they found that a 1500 milligram daily dosage of resveratrol, which is an antioxidant founded red wine, significantly Lord insulin and androgens in peace when women with PSUs, however, in order to get that much 1500 milligrams of Rez virtually You would have to drink two liters of red wine a day, two liters. That’s so much wider. I know that’s like a box of wine.

Yeah. So, Okay. Everyone’s talking about like antioxidants in red wine. Look how much you have to drink. Yeah. So it’s not really the case with wine. They’re not going to get all like this life changing was virtual or these antioxidants. Yeah. They sell it, but it’s very Charles’ supplements And there’s actually been a very large increase in popularity for resveratrol supplements recently due to a done by Dr.

David Sinclair. He’s somebody that I’ve been following in the last few years. Cause he’s been doing research on resveratrol and another supplement called N M N and these supplements, you know, they’re showing promise with basically longevity and like basically like helping your, like your stir twins, helping yourselves last longer and things like that. So there is some promising research with resveratrol.

So if that’s something you want to take, we would definitely recommend the supplement version instead of the wine route, because you’re really not going to get the full amount from line. Yeah. Okay. Well, that’s interesting. I’m going to close this. The heater just turned on all the windows are shut and it’s really not that cold outside. It’s just a nightmare.

See, has to turn it off right now. But in the meantime, any type of alcohol, let’s be honest is fine in moderation. You know, unless you’re like gluten intolerant beer is awful for us, but it’s, we’re not trying to like bash alcohol together and take the fun out of it. But with the women with PCOS, we should be aware of certain factors when it comes to drinking alcohol.

So it can affect our blood sugar. So after having a sweet alcoholic drink, your blood sugar can crash. Alcohol can also interfere in the ability of our liver to make glucose. So then if you drink a lot and then you’re not eating, obviously because you’re asleep, let’s say you, you’re going to wake up really hungry because your liver couldn’t regulate your blood sugar that night as well.

So you want to make sure that you eat when you drink so that you digest, you tolerate it better. And your blood sugar is managed and stable throughout the drinking experience and not on an empty. Yeah. And related to that can experience like when you’re drinking, a lot of times it can actually lead to increasing hunger and also making poor food choices.

So like alcohol can actually increase the hunger levels and lead to overeating. I feel like almost everybody has experienced this. Right. When you’re out on the town, maybe like you’re out with your friends, you’re going to a club and afterwards you all leave the club. Yeah. We get in and out where you get hot dogs from the street or like,

you know, like all these different stuff. Ooh. In and out protein style with no buns, just the Patty, the thousand dial-ins yeah. Or if you’re in downtown LA you get some dirty dogs or you go to Gino’s tacos to get some tacos or burritos. Yep. Yep. We’ve all been there. It sounds like. So, yeah. It’s just something that sometimes it comes with alcohol consumption is like one,

we get a little tipsy. So we’re like a little bit more careless at the same time. It affects our hunger levels. We feel more hungry and you know, we’re having fun. So we just want to go and eat. But at the same time, I want to say like, enjoy your nights, going out drinking. If like, if,

as long as you’re being safe, I mean, feel free to eat what you want. If you want to eat it, you know, it’s like it’s one night, you’re there to have fun, but we’re just making you aware of these kinds of things. I remember when I first started my gluten dairy free journey, you know, obviously I didn’t want my friends to feel like we couldn’t go somewhere just because I’m gluten and dairy free.

So we went out one night and we ended up going to the psych breakfast spot at like 1:00 AM, you know, and nothing on the menu was gluten and dairy free. I literally sat there and didn’t eat anything. Imagine the self-control like so late at night, after a whole night and nothing, it was waffles. Pancakes. Maybe there would be 24 by eight trash.

No, that place in downtown LA next to the apartment that I would live in, I was living in Third street or something. It was, I mean, I just remember the table full of like pancakes or waffles. People are getting sandwiches like, Ugh. And I was so hungry. So in and out is my Yeah. Protein style. Yeah.

But it’s been a while since that’s happened. Kills you. Okay. Next tip. Or next thing we want to point out is being cautious. If you’re, if you’re having alcohol with Metformin. So a lot of women with PSUs on they are diagnosed Metformin. And if you are on that foreman, you actually might not feel good. If you have alcohol while taking that foreman,

what does that mean? Well, it’s not recommended to take well, you’re drinking to drink while you’re taking Metformin, because Metformin is effecting the way you’re metabolizing things. It’s, you know, sometimes people get stomach problems when they take Metformin and that you have to go to the bathroom and so on. So just drinking is not going to help this process.

Metformin is helping with your insulin resistance and your liver health and this and that. So when you mix it with alcohol, it’s just like the wrong combination. I got you. I got you. So it, alcohol also affects our sleep. If you drink a lot, you might feel groggy the next day. Like you literally can’t wake up and then you feel like eating everything in sight.

Cause your blood sugar is low because you know, you’ve slept and you haven’t eaten. And like the effect that it’s having on your liver is ability to regulate your blood sugar. Yeah. And also drinking can also impede on your REM sleep. So when you’re drinking and like, if you’re, let’s say you drink a little too much or whatever, it can actually prevent your body from going into REM sleep or having enough REM sleep.

So basically for those that don’t know, when you’re sleeping, you go into this sleep cycle called REM sleep in which you basically, your body like shuts down completely like to focus on really recovering everything. So if you, if your body doesn’t really get into that REM sleep, the most important cycle of your sleep, then you wake up feeling really groggy.

Like you basically didn’t get enough sleep and I’ll call basically can have like a direct impact on, Oh my gosh. If I drink like half a glass or one glass of wine, I sleep so well, to be honest, I don’t think like that little amount for sure. Yeah. Thinking it punched you to knock me out. But That REM cycle portion of your sleep gets affected as a result.

I mean, you telling me, you do not drink that much when you drink it anyway, On glass Tali. I will, I will, we will have those nights. I have gotten drunk as a result because of you because this is what happens. We basically, it’s a Saturday night. Let’s see where we’re at. We’re making dinner at home and I’m not going to open up a bottle of wine.

Right? Whatever trader Joe’s wine. It’s, it’s not even that expensive. It’s still, I open it. I pour her a glass. I pour myself a glass like an hour passes by tie-ins glass is like, not even halfway done. Meanwhile, I’m on my second glass. And then I realized at this point, the time will not be drinking anymore.

So I’m looking at the bottle and I’m like, what am I going to do with this bottle? Now? Like if I, if I, if I put it away, it’s not going to taste as good in tomorrow or in, by the next time. And one of those wine bottle cork thing do need that. We really need that. And then I ended up in an order that after that,

Yeah. And I either ended up dumping that wine or I end up having one more glass that was just like, you know, got me all tipsy and she’s. But you know, that’s that’s you, which is okay. I mean, I’ve I’ve as your husband, I have accepted the fact that you will just not drink that much. But the funny thing is when you do have a couple of drinks and you get a little tipsy,

I’m like who the hell? So loud, loud. And you get like, did that happen the other day? It happened last week. Well, we went to a restaurant, I think two weeks ago for the first time in like a long time, it was like this French restaurant. And we got just a glass of wine each. I don’t know.

You got a little tipsy. Cause you were like Last Wednesday when we went to a restaurant. Oh, that one. Yeah. The one that was talking really loud, but I didn’t realize it because we were on it. I drink on an empty stomach, like, you know, have a glass of wine, right. An empty stomach yet. We’re waiting for the food to come out.

It took so long. But yeah, that was funny, but it’s okay. Everybody’s different. I’ve accepted that you just don’t drink that much. It annoys me sometimes. Cause know I like to miss the weekends or if people are here or we’re out, I like to get a little loose with the goose, but I’ve accepted that you goose Well, I will try my best during the holidays to get drunk around the family.

Just so you can be happy. All right. All right. Did we mention the last, no, we didn’t mention the fatty liver portion. So when women have insulin resistance, many women with PCOS have this 70%. This affects our liver. And sometimes you can develop non-alcoholic fatty liver disease because the high insulin and high triglycerides make us so that we’re storing fat around our Oregon,

specifically the liver, then the liver is in struggle city. Like I like to say, and we’re not able to metabolize breakdown food. I mean, break down hormones better. We’re not able to metabolize the hormones going through our body. And it is just a whole issue with our estrogen, with our testosterone, like are all of our hormones get affected by this?

So if you have fatty liver, which many of us do drinking alcohol can make this worse. So you really just want to avoid alcohol. If your liver is in struggle city. And then once you get that under control, maybe you want to reintroduce it to, you know, you’re, if you want to have alcohol, go for it, see how you feel.

But one of the reasons why many women with PCOS are in struggle city with alcohol is because of their liver being in struggle city. That makes sense. No, that makes sense. You don’t want to, like if you were having issues with something, there’s no reason to really overstress that. Yeah. I mean, I had fatty liver. I wasn’t diagnosed with it,

but I know that I had it because I had a lot of insulin resistance and my like bowel movements were normal. And like, I wasn’t, my hormones were completely out of this world. And then when I took a daily liver supplement, it literally changed everything. Like along with the other supplements I was taking and the diet changes I was making to help with insulin resistance,

that liver supplement that supported my liver for like months. I took it maybe for a year, like it was a daily liver cleanse the Gaia one. We talk about that really helped with my liver. Yeah. Shout out to that. Liver supplement Gaia and G a I w Y E AIA. My natural pathic doctor even said that I should take it if I drink.

I remember specifically her saying that. Yeah. And so that’s what first got me onto it. Cause I was like, okay, clearly my liver is struggling. Like not that I drink that much, but I was in college. I don’t know. Like I just felt like I needed this supplement and it changed my life. Yeah. All right. So what is the key takeaway moderation,

If you have PCLs and enjoy drinking, do it in moderation. And I know that everybody says moderation, moderation, moderation for like so many things. But you heard the podcast today. We, you heard us talking about like, like obviously like it recommended a glass of wine a day is okay for a lot of people, but yeah, you don’t take into consideration what we said and maybe adjust that moderation,

your body, your body, You define moderation. Not, I mean, I guess legally the American heart association can define moderation of wine to four ounces a day. But for you, what works for your body? What type of moderation works for you? And for me, obviously it’s like once a weekend or whatever, but everyone is different and you want to do what feels right now.

If you ask me if you’re first starting out with like healing, your PCs and reversing your symptoms, I recommend drinking like once a week, max, so that you can really support your liver and not like, you know, do great all week. Take all these great supplements, change your diet, manage your insulin resistance and then go out like binge drinking on Saturday night.

Like that’s not going to help the situation. That’s like actually going to affect your liver health for the whole next day. And maybe further than that. So I think that it’s really important to keep it, keep it light. Keep it tight during the first few months of managing PCLs. Then when you feel more competent and your symptoms are under control, everything’s under control you.

Re-introduce it. You see how you feel. Yeah. Love it. Great job babe. Now we’re not, we’re not done just yet. We actually asked the sisters, we asked you what’s your favorite gluten-free alcoholic drink. We asked us on Instagram. If you don’t follow peace, U S thought weight loss. Remember we have daily tips, stories, all that jazz to help you manage your PCs.

So we asked on there, what is your favorite gluten-free alcoholic drink? First person was Danny love. She said loyal cocktails, vodka and diet cranberry. Okay. Sounds interesting. I mean, I forgot to look up loyal. I don’t know what loyal cocktails are, but it sounds like it’s vodka mixed with cranberry and she says diet cranberry. So I’m guessing cranberry without sugars.

So that’s a good mix right there. At least you’re not having the juice with the added sugars. Yeah. It’s good stuff. Stacy closet and says mixed Apple cider with Apple pie whiskey. Ooh, Interesting. Yeah. I do like Apple cider a lot and I do like whiskey, a lot Apple pie. I don’t know about that one, but no.

Why not? Because I have peanut butter. Yeah. I have this peanut whiskey it’s called. I don’t know why I’m saying the name, but it’s called screwball anyways. It’s a peanut butter whiskey and it’s like so delicious. It smells like peanut butter. Yeah. It’s like one of my go-to whiskey drinks that they have at home, but Apple pie whiskey sounds interesting.

Yeah. Paige says tequila, soda, water, extra lime. That was my go-to as well. That’s times go to drink. Okay. Rachel cleaves says wine. That’s a good, that’s a good, Gluten-free simple. You don’t have to add anything to it. Yes. It has some sugar in it, but yeah. Wine is wine. Ma’am Zelly ne says sugar-free tonic and gin.

Ooh. Okay. So yeah, tonic. A lot of times tonic usually has a lot of sugar, so good job picking the sugar-free one. Yeah. Yeah. Nice quartz ne page. Sorry. It’s spelled really differently. Tequila soda, water with lime. I had to write that again. Cause a lot of people were seeing it and I’m like fully in support of the tequila soda,

water, lime combination. Yeah. Cause it’s the, sugar-free the lime like tequila. Yeah. Great. So yeah, that’s that pretty much covers the episode on alcohol MPCs. We love reading your, basically your experience with alcohol, your approach, what you guys like to drink and you guys heard our opinion. So that’s basically covers the topic of alcohol in peace us before we go,

we had the winds of the week and also the peace us hotline. So if you’re new, we have the peace us hotline where you guys can call us at one eight, three, three, ask PCO S a S K PCO S and you can leave your voicemail. You know, either maybe a testimonial, letting us know how you, how we’ve helped you or a question you know about your PCs that we can help answer directly on the podcast here.

So with that being said, let’s go to today’s question. So this week’s message is actually a text message, which you can leave also yourself by texting us at one eight, three theory, ask piece us and this sister asked, Hey, Tallinn. I was wondering for the holidays, you think I should do a juice cleanse to prepare for all the foods I’ll be eating during Thanksgiving and Christmas?

What do you think? That’s a great question. I feel like a lot of us go into the holidays and like big celebratory events feeling intimidated by how much food we’re about to consume or that we want to consume. And then yeah, we ended up like not eating all day and then eating everything in sight at night, you know, state saving your appetite for that,

and then doing a cleanse maybe before, maybe after to like prepare your body. But I really just feel like if we approach the holidays more level headed like a regular meal, then it’ll have less of an impact on our progress with PCO. S so for example, like instead of doing the juice cleanse, maybe, you know, eating, being more mindful of what you’re eating before the holidays,

by adding juice to your daily routine. Cause juices, health, you know, like non sugary, like green juice is great. Maybe you can add that, give your body like some extra support. That’s fine. And then on the day of Christmas or Thanksgiving, when you know you’re going to go and eat a lot, just prepare yourself by eating regularly,

before maybe a lighter lunch, but still have lunch, a high protein breakfast. So you don’t want to be having low blood sugar when you sit at the dinner table, because you’re just going to consume everything, you know, and treat it like a normal meal, fill your, play, everything you like. Maybe you’re going to eat a little more than normal,

but like if you don’t eat all day and then only eat at night, you’re going to need a lot more than normal. It’s going to be a whole thing for your blood sugar, Starving yourself until that night dinner. I had done this too many times, not on purpose, but many times on purpose because our moms wouldn’t let us Well. That’s they’re like sleeping away.

Trying to get you in there. Ready? Starve all day. If you’re like your mom, mom, can I eat something before dinner? Before everybody comes over? Like, no, you better wait until dinner time to eat. And but like, even now, like, let’s see by accident. I don’t eat all day. Or like, I eat like a very small lunch and I have to wait until dinner time to let’s say,

go to one of our parents’ house. I get there. I’m like storing. And I end up eating way too much and I feel sick. But also kind of going back to the question from a sister, two things, one she mentioned like before eating all the bad food, like also like not thinking that mentality of you’re going to be eating bad food can really help because maybe you’re not going to be eating bad food maybe.

Or like, why is it bad food? Right? It’s the holidays, maybe Thanksgiving or just maybe Christmas or new year’s whatever it is. It’s like, you’re enjoying yourself. And maybe if you’re eating, I don’t know. Let’s just say there’s or let’s just say there’s like a steak and potatoes or whatever for dinner. Like, do you really have to make that like bad food?

Just because it’s the holidays or it’s like something you’re going to enjoy for now and like move forward even though it’s not really that bad. Right. It’s just in your mind, it seems bad. Cause it’s the holidays and you’re having dinner with family, but it can still be a healthy dinner. Yeah. Like candied yams, like I said, my mom puts the marshmallows on the gams and she cooks it so good.

I’m not going to feel bad. Okay. That’d be a once a year. I’m going to put it on my plate and I’m going to eat it. Obviously it’s not going to be half my plate, but I’m going to have some, What portions are right for you. And you mean, if you go like a little above or a little under the,

you’re not going to like one day. Yeah, exactly. Yeah. All right. And also one thing to out the juicing is a lot of times with juicing, you add like four or five fruits and then you don’t realize you’re actually putting so much sugar into your body because like fruit isn’t meant to be consumed like that. Like fruit. Yeah. We get one Apple by the time you get the Apple.

Yeah. Yeah. By the time you get through that, I’ll pull more. You’re like done. And you’re like, this is enough chewing. Get me out of your hair. Or like a banana or whatever. Like you Three issues. If you do juicing where you put like three bananas or I’m sorry, like two apples and then like a mango.

Yeah. It doesn’t, it’s not hard to be like that. Exactly. Like your body has like, your body goes into shock almost like, what the hell? How did, how did so-and-so consume all this fruit at once? This is not possible to have it in one serving, but obviously juicing does. Cause you’re just blending everything. Yeah. Putting into one And you might feel like,

Oh, this is healthy. It’s fruit. And you have it every single day for like a week while you’re juicing. And you know, at the end of the day, like having it so much so often is not ideal for your liver. My gosh. Think of your liver sisters. Okay. Now the last part of the podcast, we always,

always love to announce a winners of the week. These are fellow sisters who are managing their POS P sorry, P Managing their PCLs, you know, getting through their symptoms, losing weight, or like whatever their goals are reaching that. So we have two winners this week. Tom, do you want to mention the first one? Marnie Jane? She says I got my period yesterday first in over two years.

Definitely. Thanks to Odessa tall. And of course you let’s hope I get it next month too. Thank you so much, XO, XO, you know what? I just want to mention one thing. If you end up eating a lot for Thanksgiving, Christmas, whatever you feel like you had a lot of carbs, you better pop that opacity tall.

You better rip it and pour it in some water. Yeah. Take it with you. No one will even see it in your water glass and drink it after your meal. I love that tip and great job to Marnie. And I mean, like she said, thanks for basketball. And of course you, but I think she means like, thank you for helping with making the right diet and lifestyle changes.

Yeah. So just show us like combining or basketball with diet and lifestyle can do wonder so great job, Marty. And yeah, we love to hear, hear, hear more. All right. Next one is, do you want to read this one? Sure. The next one. Oh, I love it. I like this profile name. Not loving squirrel.

She says, Hey, I just wanted to say thank you so much for your work. I started going gluten and dairy free three weeks ago and started taking inositol and CBD too. And for the first time, since I’m off birth control, I don’t feel like somebody is stabbing me in my abdomen with a knife and then turning it back and forth. I’d even have to take painkillers.

Thank you so much. She says, I love how she says it’s so nonchalant and turning it back and forth. I know how you feel. Sorry. You felt that pain before sister, bro. I’m happy that you don’t feel that pain anymore. And that you’re able to kind of like prevent that with, with the natural approach. No gluten dairy free diet NASTAR CBD.

These are all like very good factors. Getting that blood sugar stabilized all month will make such a difference in your PMs when your period comes. And that sounds like exactly what you were up to. Yeah. Awesome. Yes. All right. Everyone, sisters, pour yourself a drink for yourself with gin and juice. Sure. Okay. At gin and a sugar-free juice.

Yeah. So I hope you guys liked that episode about alcohol so we can all understand what is moderation for each one of us. And we hope that you kind of like consider that as you go through the holidays or any anytime for that matter as you, you know, think about your, your alcohol consumption, I guess, especially during the holidays. Yeah.

All right. All right, sisters. Thanks for joining us. Thank you. We’ll see you guys next week. Bye. You enjoyed listening to this podcast. You have to come check out the sisterhood. It’s my monthly membership site, where sisters just like you are learning how to move through the stages of PCOS from Sage one cold and alone at the doctor’s office to stage five,

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