Why Do I Still Have PCOS Symptoms? (I’VE BEEN DIETING & WORKING OUT!!)

Are you experiencing PCOS symptoms even after dieting & working out for weeks…maybe months? On this episode, we discuss the reasons why women with PCOS can still experience symptoms while trying their best to manage PCOS!

Are you eating enough calories or carbs? We discuss how cutting calories and even carbs can affect your PCOS weight loss journey as well as your day to day symptoms such as fatigue, mood swings, and more!

Do you still feel anxious or stressed? You’ll learn different self-care routines, common mistakes holding you back, and how to prioritize stress management, reduce anxiety, & more!

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Full Episode transcript:

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T-shirts and let’s just say where there’s a lot of mixed results right now. A lot of mixed results. The import, to be honest, the embroidered just looks horrible. It looks horrible. Yeah. So we got two different versions. Embroidered embroidered is basically where they stitch it on like a patch and then print it, you know, where they printed directly onto the shirt and the print.

It honestly, it looks amazing. It looks exactly like our Instagram stickers stories, but the embroidered, it looks like the four year old version of me drew taglines faced with crayons. All Of the finite details of my face from the drawing are like super bolded by the black thread that they use. And it just looks off. Yeah. Like I said,

it looks like I, yeah, we’re showing it to the camera right now. You can see, take a look, take a look at Pauline’s face. Of course the stitching couldn’t mess up my face. Cause that’s the most impossible to face up. Beautiful, beautiful design by nature. But yeah, Thailand’s face. Let’s just say didn’t come out looking very nice on the embroidered one.

We’ll get that resolved, but basically we’re actually wearing the printed version right now. And basically what we’re planning on doing is keeping the assistant and her Mr. Patch on their front or not the patch, just to print printed a sister and her Mister on the front and putting our faces on the back and then putting some sort of a mic on the sleeve,

with words going around it that say established 2019 Newport beach. You don’t think you, you know, I think to basically for anyone that gets, they can remember it by, you know, this is the first shirt we ever made. It goes back to 2019. The first year that we started the podcast, the location of the podcast is Newport beach,

who knows? That might change in the future. So this could be like a nostalgic little t-shirt for anyone. Where are we moving, babe? Maybe we’re moving this. Maybe we’ll move this studio to Hollywood. But yeah, we did this because we were getting a lot of requests from, from followers, from listeners who wanted a podcast shirt. Because to be honest,

almost, I feel like almost every podcast and like the big ones all had their own t-shirts and people were to support it, to spread awareness. We’re getting talions alarm time to post. Yeah. We’re getting similar requests. So we basically made a design just for your sisters to basically to wear spread awareness on PSUs and rep the podcast. Exactly. So it’ll be fun once it’s done.

Yeah. So today’s episode is going to be about why do I still have symptoms with PCOS? Do you want to elaborate on this? Sure. So, you know, it, sometimes it feels like we’re doing so much to help treat our PCO S that it’s like, how could I still have symptoms? Like, what am I possibly doing wrong? And there are some minor things that might be influencing your ability to see results and working one-on-one with patients.

And also having had PCs myself and going through all of every possible experience that a person could go through with managing PCOS. I know that there are some things that might be happening. So we’re going to mention them in this podcast, we have a few points and these might ring true for you. And your experience with PCOS, you might be like, oh my gosh,

that’s me. Yeah. You know, I didn’t realize it For those people who are like, they’re, they may be going on a certain diet, you know, doing certain things and you’re expecting results, but maybe, maybe it’s not going your way. Maybe your symptoms aren’t fully improving. So this episode, we really talk about those things. Why those symptoms may not be improving,

even though you’re trying. And maybe sometimes there can be certain little details that you may have forgotten. That’s maybe holding you back. So we’re going to really get into those kinds of stuff to help, you know, hope your journey. Yeah. I mean, just want to point out something that we learned from Dr. Pedagogy or something that she says that I really like,

cause she’s a coach, a health coach and naturopathic doctor, and she always says, keep your eyes on the ball. Is your insulin really going down? Yeah. Like is what you’re doing, actually helping your insulin hormone. If it’s not change what you’re doing, don’t just give up, you know, you’re not broken. It’s not that it can’t be resolved.

It’s keep your eyes on the prize. Exactly. And it’s, it’s like a, it’s a progress. And you’re you want to look at the long-term picture with insulin. You know, I was making this example earlier, like the stock market, when you look at the stock market, it doesn’t go straight up. Right. So whatever stock it is,

let’s just say apple, it doesn’t go from $10 to a hundred dollars in like a, in two weeks. Now it does, it goes up, down, up, down, up, down, up, down, and eventually it gets to whatever how high it goes. So like, it’s similarly with anyone’s health. When you’re trying to make diet and lifestyle changes to your health,

it doesn’t go, it doesn’t go straight up. Doesn’t get better right away. There’s a, there’s a process of, you know, up, down, up, down. But when you look at the long-term picture keeps going, I can attest To this because when I was on my major PCLs journey, especially in the beginning, it took me so long,

so many years to discover things about myself, like, like the PTSD I had from working out too hard and not seeing results. And that was stopping me from even wanting to continue working out. Even though I knew my slow weighted workouts were good for me, I was just traumatized by the years of overexercising and you know, and so I went into like a slump and I stopped working out as much.

And, and then I discovered that about myself and now I can speak upon it. And it relates to a lot of sisters who are going through that. So yeah, that being said let’s launch Into it. Yeah. Yeah. So let’s start with the reasons why you may still be having symptoms. And the first one that we’re going to start with is you’re not eating possibly you’re not eating enough calories or carbs.

So I mean, well, you might be shocked. I mean, going Quito, you probably are like, how could I possibly not lose weight by eating salad all day, but cutting calories and even cutting carbs too low will affect your cortisol, your stress hormone, and that’ll affect your blood sugar. And now you’re on the blood sugar roller coaster, and that’s going to affect your ability to lose weight.

So for some people it’s helpful in cert for some people it’s not with the local. Yeah. And it’s, it’s a really important topic to talk about too, because it’s one of the first few things that it’s one, it’s a very big misconception and too many people are just told to cut calories. Then they’ll that they lose weight and to just core carbs.

But those are the Sherwood quote, unquote, the short way of losing weight. But it’s, it’s a lot more complicated when it comes to peace. Cos you don’t want to put your body already into a state of famine when you’re cutting calories. Because when you’re cutting calories, your body’s literally thinking, okay, there’s not enough food to eat. So I’m just going to shut down my metabolism and retain my weight because we’re going through a famine.

When you have peace, you S these sort of reactions from the body are even more because with PCs, it’s already in a state of chronic inflammation, metabolic dysfunction, metabolic dysfunction. Correct. So when you introduce cutting calories, it only makes that situation worse. And then same thing with cutting carbs. Do you want to explain a little bit like the why carb tolerance and things like that?

Yeah. Let’s Jump into carp tolerance. I mean, you don’t have to go straight to zero grams of carbs or 50 grams of carbs. I mean, that is super low. Like you might be slightly insulin resistant and you might only need to lower your carbs a little bit by like 20 grams, 40 grams, you know? So I suggest tracking your carbs.

And we talk about this in the sisterhood in stage four of the sister idea, temporarily tracking your carbs, just to see how much carbs you’re eating. And you know, if it’s around 200 grams, if you, you know, then you lower it down to one 50 grams and you see how you feel at one 50 grams of carbs a day, do you feel good?

Are you losing like a pounder to that week? You know, what do you feel like? Are you fatigued? You crave more what’s happening. Does that work for you? If it works for you, stick to it. If it’s too much still and you’re not seeing results and you feel like you can lower it a little bit more, you can lower it to one 20 grams or a 90 grams just slowly though,

like one week at a time, again, PCOS, it’s a slow thing to figure out what’s happening. We can’t just jump to the solution. We have to test our bodies out and see what’s working for our body specifically. And discovering your carb tolerance is a process. That’s why it’s a whole stage in the sisterhood. Exactly. Beautifully explained. All right.

Number two, number two. So you quit your intense workouts. And now you’re overdoing the walking or workouts that are supposed to be relaxing. This Is straight from my experience, working with patients. So people become addicted to the intense workouts that they do because there’s this big adrenaline rush. And they feel like, you know, they’re running it and it feels good.

And you get this euphoric feeling and then afterwards you feel fatigued, but you don’t associate it with that workout because it’s like, how could that be? It was a workout, you know? So, so sometimes you get addicted to that euphoric feeling, or you still think that you have to exercise. You have to move a lot. You have to burn calories to lose weight with PCOS.

And I have seen patients who have stopped the intense runs and now started intense walks. And now she’s walking three hours a day or two hours a day. And she’s listening to her intense music and going to burn these calories walking fast, but still walking, you know? So then you convince yourself, well, I’m walking, but are you really lowering your stress hormones?

Think of it like this. Is it helping? Do you feel good? Is it exhausting? Are you still stressed after? Yeah. Yeah. Are you making it an enjoyable process? Because if we’re going into the workout already thinking this is going to be, it’s going to be like a, like a chore. It’s going to be stressful. And when you get out of it,

you’re not going to feel a lot better if you had more of a, like a positive mindset going into the workout. Right. I did this with yoga at one point. Yeah. I mean, I, there was like weighted polities and weighted yoga and like hot yoga. And it was just like too, I mean, hot yoga is great if you can handle it.

But for me, it was like too much. Like I was feeling stressed doing it, but I was like, well, it’s yoga and I’m burning more calories and I should do it. And I just forced myself. And that’s not the point of doing slow weighted workouts, forcing yourself. Like the point is to lower stress hormones. Are you doing what the point is?

Be real with yourself, you know, Exactly. And getting down to the root issue, like, you know, helping to build the metabolism, helping to build lean muscle, helping to reduce those stress hormones. Those are the root issues we’re trying to resolve with the workouts. And also sometimes just stopping the exercise altogether and doing restroom, restroom, restorative,

Tallinn, these Invisalign. It’s not my fault. Blaming them. The Invisalign doing restorative yoga can help with the stress hormones and ultimately weight loss, because Have you done restorative yoga? I have shed not. You Literally don’t really do a lot. Like you rest, you literally like rest on blocks, stretch. Like it’s not workout. It’s like a mental Thing it’s really calming.

Oh my God. I, I felt like a new person after I did it one time. Yeah. Okay. Interesting. All right. So there’s maybe if you try restorative yoga and it helps you let us know, we’d love to, yeah. It’s probably a great way to reduce stress Ramones, maybe help with mobility flexibility while not putting her body through,

you know, that whole intense workout. Like maybe You could do that instead of working out for a while. And then when you’re ready and your stress hormones and adrenal fatigue under control three to six months, like you start your weights again. Yeah. And some cardio, it may help reduce insulin, but if you’re doing it for long periods of time and it’s actually raising your blood sugar and your insulin response as well,

it’s putting you in a fight or flight mode. And also it’s a, it’s a great point because when you go on a long run like that, your body basically dumps a bunch of sugar so that your body can burn it up and use it for energy. But when you’re insulin resistant, which 70 to 80% of women with PCs or what actually what ends up happening is when your body dumps that sugar,

your body’s not able to burn it for energy. And instead it stores it as fat to be used for later. So when you go on those long runs, it maybe had the opposite results that you’re looking for. Yeah, exactly. So number three, you’re anxious, but there seems to be no direct reason for it. So you just don’t protect,

prioritize your self Care. That’s like the one part, I think people don’t don’t realize they’re like, I’m fine. Yeah. There’s no direct stress in my life. It’s Really important. I love my child. Your own self-care is super important. So don’t undervalue it. Yeah. I mean, I thought, I didn’t know, self care until I met Cedric and we got married and lived together.

I swear. I mean, of course I had my self care. Like I, yeah. But like I would work a lot. I was always in front of my computer. I really enjoyed it. Creating content, doing stuff for the business. Like I just loved It. Remember at night you would just be on your laptop after like 8:00 PM. I’m like,

what are you doing? It’s like late. Let’s either watch TV together. Or like, let’s just like do some to do like a self care. And I was like, it’s not very nice if he’s doing self care and I’m doing work, like I’m Ruining his self care moment. Yeah. You know, and I shouldn’t, you make me feel guilty with your self-care because you’re so good at your reading.

Let it be known that I’ve, every time I start a good book, I started, I started, I tried to get into it and I’m just like, I get like 30, 40 pages in. And then it just ends up like resting and Natalia will pick it up and we’ll finish it in like a week. And I’m like, gosh, darn it.

This girl. Let me tell you what your problem is. It’s because You have so much self care that you love to do. Reading is not your self-care reading is something else like you like Exactly. Like You stretch, you like guitar, you do the inversion table. You know what I mean? Like reading is not your routine of self-care. Right.

You know, maybe you can make time for it if you want to read outside of your self care Hours, but you Don’t like it. If you like to, you would have been reading. I love reading. I used to read when I would commute to work and stuff. Not while driving while carpool, while carpooling, but yeah, it’s hard.

Maybe I have to do like an audible and listen to it while I’m doing other things. But that doesn’t work either. You just don’t live with you. No, because you have to focus. So I’m just saying, okay. And back to our point, I agree. Acupuncture. Wait, my, My point was that some people don’t think that they need self care because their lives don’t have direct stress,

but even a job that you love. My point was that even I loved what I was doing and working all through the night. Like, no problem. I’m not burned out. I love it. Yeah. It’s just, you still need to stop at 8:00 PM. Latest. Okay. We like to stop at five, but I’m just saying like, you need to stop and you need to relax.

You need to sit in front of your meal and eat your dinner calmly without not quickly on your feet, you know? Yeah. Like definitely if it’s 8:00 PM and you’re still on your laptop and doing some sort of work or doing something, I think you’re probably going at a wrong in terms of your self-care and your mindset. Because you don’t realize like, by just not stopping and giving your body and your mind some rest and letting it do some things that some like fun activities the next day you’re,

you can wake up, feeling burnt out. Even though you love what you’re doing, you can feel burnt out because you’re just too tired from your body is just too tired from doing that same thing, you know? And the, because you’re burned out, then you rest because you’re burned out. Like how about Before you’re burned out. You already have a schedule that doesn’t burn you out.

Yeah. You know what I’m saying? So if you’re looking how to prioritize self care, honestly, just something that you can start off with just taking some time off. Like what, like what, like we just said today, tomorrow, stop what you’re doing. Stop your work at 5:00 PM. Have your dinner. And then after that, just focus on self-care reading meditation is amazing.

Knitting, like tying used to do, or what was that macro weaving? I stopped halfway. So you, you change your self-care routines to over time. You do something more, you do something less. Maybe now you’re drinking decaf tea later on. Yeah, exactly. So, yeah. Try it out. Acupuncture too is an amazing thing. Tion loves it.

So these are all great ways to, and if Your life truly, you know, you have kids, everything super busy, like not a moment to spare a five minute meditation does wonders. Absolutely. Five minutes seems short, but once you come out of it, you feel like a different person. And do that like two times a day at one in the morning,

one in the evening, boom really helps kumbaya huge difference. All right. Yeah. We spent a bit of time on this, on this point. So let’s, let’s continue with the, with the other ones. Next one is number four. You’re not consistent yet. You’re basically doing all the right steps, but running out of patience, this is a big point because with peace us and with many syndromes out there,

it takes times. It takes time to reverse the symptoms to really, to, to add onto the progress. So for example, with hirsutism hirsutism, meaning elevated male hormone, male androgens. So like we can have acne, you can have hair loss, facial hair growth. It takes six to 12 months to see a difference there. So it really requires a lot of patients.

And then it takes a whole year to get used to diet changes. It took Tallinn 10, or it take her a whole year to get used to the Ghouta dairy free. But she’s been doing this the journey for 10 years. Yeah. I learned All these different things throughout, like the first five to eight years. Like I was learning all these different details that I didn’t know.

And you didn’t know how to apply them at first. It took you eight years to gather that information and apply it correctly. Yeah. It takes time sisters. I’m just telling you. Yeah. And then, sorry. And then the last thing I just wanted you to touch on is the, your, it takes three months for your follicle to mature and ovulate.

That’s true. So, I mean, if you want to improve the picture of your ovaries, your ovarian cysts, your irregular periods, things like this three months, at least at least three months, three, six months, sometimes, sometimes a year to really get a regular period, no symptoms and all these great things. You know, it takes time for that because the follicle,

by the time it matures and ovulates, it’s a three month journey, it’s like a hundred day journey. So within those hundred days you have to have consistent insulin health, you know, low insulin levels, no insulin resistance, you know, no inflammation, things like this to really have a great period and oblation equality, right. That takes time. There’s so many components that play into this we’re humans.

We make mistakes. You know, we have to learn. It takes time. Yeah. And not to mention the insulin, it takes time to help control that insulin. So not going to happen in one day, unfortunately. Exactly. All right. Next point is number five. You’re you’re bingeing on inflammatory foods that are triggering cortisol and insulin response, for example,

gluten dairy sugar. So this one’s important. So we, you know, we say gluten and dairy free, but sometimes when you cut it all out, if you struggle with binge eating, if you have these awful cravings, you might need extra support. One-on-one support from a registered dietician, you know, weekly appointments to discuss your feelings, maybe even therapy,

to discuss your feelings and emotional connection with food. And that can really help you with these episodes. So, you know, it takes time again and experience and you know, nothing to feel bad about. If you are like accidentally finding yourself, binge-eating on gluten dairy things that you’re trying not to eat. I mean, maybe you’re not ready to completely cut it out yet.

Maybe it’s starting slowly is a better approach for you. So working one-on-one with someone can definitely help you if you’re struggling With absolutely great points. All right, next point. Next and last point is you have an underlying thyroid issue or something that requires medication really important. I know it should’ve been the first point because you may be trying really hard and you may be actually doing all the right things,

but you know, there could be an underlying condition, especially thyroid, which is prevalent in up to 20% of women with PCOS. You do, you don’t see results because your thyroid hormone just isn’t there. So, I mean, speaking with a naturopathic doctor, getting full thyroid panel, looking at functional lab results with your thyroid, I mean, that can really be beneficial.

So again, you might be doing this on your own and seeing minimal results. When you work with someone, they can really investigate and direct you better sometimes. So, and it’s really good to pinpoint these things in the beginning. Like make sure you had your thyroid panel check to make sure from the, from the beginning of your pitchers journey, that you’re aware of any of these underlying conditions,

you’re putting your effort and time in the most efficient Manner. Exactly. And you might be thinking like when you cut out calories, when you, when we’re telling you to stop, overexercising like, if I’m not controlling how much I exercise now while doing all this stuff, then how will I control it when I’m not? So for example, like if I,

if I’m not losing weight by exercising so much, well, if I stopped losing weight, I’m just going to blow up. If they stop exercising. Oh, I’m sorry. Well, some people think that way. So if I stop exercising all blow up. Yeah. You know, but I’m saying I’m not seeing results, but if I stop, it’s going to be a mess.

That’s not necessarily the truth. It’s a mindset thing. So my point is a lot of these things, topics that we brought up, it’s your mindset. You have to understand the science and learn about PCLs. And we’re trying to explain it as best as we can in so many different ways so that you can try these things confidently. Yeah. Yeah.

All right. Well, so, and let’s see, one of the points just to go over is like the calories don’t matter, your hormones do. And even if you’ve done the blood work and they say that you don’t have insulin resistance because your fasting glucose is fine and your A1C is fine. You can still be slightly insulin resistance. You won’t know until you’re diabetic.

So this just goes back to the last point is making sure you’re checking for these underlying conditions, eye On the prize. It’s your insulin going down, you know, and A1C doesn’t reflect insulin resistance. You won’t know if you have insulin resistance until they, once he reflects diabetes. So you don’t want to wait that long. You know what I’m saying?

So if you’re having these symptoms of cravings and insulin resistance, again, keep your eye on the prize and make sure that your insulin is going down with what you’re doing. Yep. All right. So that was all the points that we want to cover, but we’re not done just yet. As always, we asked you sisters on Instagram piece, us start weight loss.

If you want to follow us, we asked you on Instagram, what did you do when your weight was stuck at a plateau? So the first and the first answer is from a mom’s a Lenny. She says, stay, stay the course and try not to get discouraged. Love it, love it. If you know, certain things have worked for you or continue to work for you,

that’s great. Staying the course not getting discouraged, but also at the same time, making sure that there’s nothing holding you back, like the points that we, And also, you know, I like that she says staying the course, because sometimes you don’t see the results, but you’ve kind of feel better and you’re less bloated and maybe your mood’s better,

but you’re still not losing weight. Stay the course, keep layering on other components. You will see the results don’t get discouraged. Yes. And the next one did Sophie faith says I kept going. And in a few weeks I started losing weight again. Oh, I see. Great job. Good job, Sophie. It’s sometimes your body can reach a plateau for a moment just like with anything.

And then if you just continue, it breaks through that plateau and you continue to progress. Hannah, Hannah says, Craig, which, sorry. Oh, man. I saw like, so like, that’s why I don’t have a lot of response here because most people said crying, Oh no, don’t cry. Don’t cry for you. We’re we’re here for you.

We’re helping you get through it. And also we’re helping you not think of it as a short-term picture. You know, if you, if you’re not seeing results in your first month, like don’t be discouraged. Like there’s you have your whole life to reverse piece us the manage piece us, and to basically get it all under control. So try not to basically let it get you down like that.

I’m going to let tine just continue for a second. As I hook up the bat, the battery to the laptop, because Heaven forbid this episode gets lost quick, quick and quick. Okay. So the last one says I was so disappointed that I ended up eating more. So again, this goes to my point, working one-on-one with someone can be super helpful in motivating you and making sure that you stay on course and continuing to investigate what the underlying problems with the S symptoms are so that you can see better results or at least feel more confident in what you’re doing so that you don’t feel disappointed and give up.

You know what I’m saying? Because it’s easy to give up when you’re not seeing the results that you you’re, you set these goals and you’re not seeing them. You have to work with your PCO S you know, like take a look at what symptoms are improving. Is it your mood? Is it your bloating? Like I said earlier, you know,

do you feel like you’re exercising and you’re seeing a little bit of strength, come back, then continue doing what you’re doing. Don’t keep up and just layer on the different things. You can take different supplements. We have opacity call for insulin resistance that combined with your diet change gives great results. And then we have CBD. So when you feel stressed out and you’re,

you, you’re doing your self-care routine, but you’re still, you know, feeling anxious, CBD can help a little bit. Don’t give up. There are all these different things you can do. Yes. And I’m back and he’s back. Ooh. All right. So the winds of the week. Oh, okay. All right. Oh, wait,

hold on the hotline. Oh, so scissors are P we have a question from the, to hotline for those that don’t know, we have a where you can call or text message to basically ask us a question. The number is one eight, three three, ask PCO S one eight three three a S K P C O S. And you can leave a voicemail or you can leave a text message and we’ll basically read it on the podcast.

So today’s message came from a sister and it’s actually has to do with going gluten dairy-free and her partner. So she says, hi, tie-ins duck. I be going gluten and dairy free since January and seeing great results. The only issue I’ve been having is the only issue I’ve been having is seeing my husband’s gluten and dairy products around the house. Not sure how to deal with this as I’ve been getting tempted.

Well, that’s a great question and great point, especially if you’re with someone who is just like, you know, maybe not on board, they’re going gluten, dairy free. They don’t have, they Don’t have to be, I say, create a shelf for yourself. Get it arrives, create a shell for yourself and put all your gluten-free stuff there.

Ignore his, okay, create a safe space for yourself, put your gluten-free snacks, crackers, whatever. It may be your cereal and, you know, have it available for you. And that will help you stay away from his stuff. But if you’re feeling like those cravings and stuff like that really bad, then of course, I suggest taking over acid tol taking a supplement to help you with reducing those insulin levels and getting that under control,

because you shouldn’t be having awful cravings. You know what I’m saying? Like you shouldn’t be treating those awful cravings with eating that what you’re craving for. I mean, it’s fine if you do. I’m just saying like, long-term focus on the long-term. How do we heal the cravings? Yeah. And Again, like, it’s important to remember too, that if you’re a partner who’s being supportive of your diet lifestyle changes,

that’s great. They don’t always have to, or they don’t have to go and go. They don’t have to go gluten, they’re free with you. It’s just great. If are supportive about it and they’re not being judgemental or anything like that. So like, in our case, like, I’ll be honest with me and Tallinn, I’m basically 95% gluten dairy free during the time that I have gluten or dairy is when I have like sourdough bread with my sandwich,

or she’ll put like a slice of cheddar on my sandwich. But the thing is the reason I’m 95% gluten free is I was already into that kind of stuff before we got married or before we even met, I was already into the research pinpointing gluten inflammation, back pain. So many of these issues like from Dr. Rhonda, Patrick, she does, she has a lot of research on it.

I was already into the dairy thing. Like Mia calling meeting was like a match made in heaven. No joke. I don’t know how it happened. I don’t know how the Tinder gods matched us. And we like ended up meeting each other, but we basically had the same mentality when it comes to like died in livestock. But would that being said,

they don’t have to go that extreme with you as long as they’re being supportive. That’s and just communicate, you can tell you, you can tell your husband or partner or whoever. Hey, like, it kind of impacts my day to day. When I see the products, when I see just throwing out whatever, like when I see gluten bread, it makes me,

can you just put it in this certain shelf so that I don’t have to see always just saying that would make great positive benefits within your relationship and your progress. Trust me when your cravings are under control, you won’t even want his stuff anymore. And your palette changes and you don’t crave those things. And yeah, you get used to eating gluten and dairy free.

Like, I, I have not had any craving for gluten or dairy. I mean, anytime I have a craving it’s because like, if someone’s eating like a fresh croissant, like, you know what I mean? If I’m in France, like, yeah. Even like now, I mean, I’m not, you know, but you’re in France. It’s the experience.

I don’t know. I get that totally. But other than that, I don’t feel Anything. All right. So that’s the hotline. And now we’re going to go to the winds of the week, which our fellow sisters who are managing a piece of us managing their symptoms, losing weight, and basically being a boss of their PCs. That’s right. So the first winner I’ll read is from Bridget.

This is from our Facebook group for the sisterhood. And she says down 13 pounds just going dairy. And gluten-free, I always used to gain weight when I would work out. So I stopped for a while to focus on eating just in my first slow way to workout in a while, paired with a low impact Peloton. Right. It’s crazy how different my body feels after today’s workout.

Love that she has the Peloton she’s doing low impact. Yeah. Great. Yeah. Slowly, the workouts are great. Especially when you combine that with a low impact cardio session. So like, it’s like she, like she mentioned her Peloton. That’s great. Even doing, going on like a slow jog, a consistent jog where you’re not basically sprinting or something.

It can be great. So great job Go you. And she’s from the sisterhood down 13 pounds, you go girl, nice. This message is from on the ELCA. this is a comment on a post. She says, I’ve gone gluten and dairy free for two weeks and lost 2.6 pounds that, and I’ve hit my 10,000 steps a day. Thank you,

Tallinn. Congratulations, grand Sister. And that is great progress too. For two weeks. I feel like a lot of sisters they’re like, oh, like I lost two pounds in my first week or the first month. Yeah, it was actually good. Yeah. You actually should get something that works and you should be averaging like one to two pounds a week because that’s a sustainable approach.

Anytime where you’re going really drastic where you’re, where you’re having a, where you’re like trying to lose too much at once. That’s not very sustainable week after week, but when you do it, like sustainably one to two pounds a week, it really helps to basically keep that goal going longterm. I’m with you. And she’s hitting her 10 K steps a day.

Yeah. That’s something that I didn’t realize had a huge impact on my health until yeah. Until I did my dietetic internship rotations. And that’s when I was really taking like 10,000 steps every day for like six months, I was so fit. I was like, wow, what is happening? And later on, during quarantine, as I wasn’t taking as many steps,

I realized the impact that it had had at one point, I was like, wait a minute. I can do that. You know, snatched right back. Let’s do this. Woo. All right, sisters. It’s that was the episode to talk about, you know, why do I still have symptoms with PCRs? Even when you’re, when you’re trying really hard,

we hope this helps. We hope this helps pinpoint maybe some of the things that were holding you back or some things that maybe you weren’t aware of. So let us know sisters, please message us on Instagram. Flip free to DMS. If you have anything you want to add to this, or if you have any things you want us to explain further later on.

Yeah. Yes. I hope this was helpful sisters. And we will see you on the next Episode and keep, keep up with us on Instagram for the, for the updates on the t-shirt for the podcast. We’ll have that ready very soon. Oh. And also, if you want to listen to this podcast live before it’s released, just go to the clubhouse app,

find those therapies, us weight loss, and you’ll be able to listen to every episode before it’s released live from clubhouse. So that’s it talk to you soon. Sisters take care. Bye-bye bye. If 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 PCRs from Sage one cold and alone at the doctor’s office to stage five,

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