98: Treating PCOS can’t be a one size fits all approach, here’s why…

Ever seen people in PCOS forums ask something along the lines of… “Is whole wheat pasta okay for people with PCOS?”…”What kind of exercise is okay for us with PCOS?”…”What supplements should I take for PCOS?”

Most of us have been there or are there! All we want is some answers.

We got that PCOS diagnosis one way or another and thought “great, now I actually have something to pinpoint some of these symptoms to” but what to do next (apart from lose weight and/or go on hormonal contraception and/or come back when you want to get pregnant) isn’t as clear as you’d hope for.

So you’re just looking for something that works. You’re trying everything you hear about on podcasts, PCOS facebook pages, forums and on social media but nothing seems to quite move the needle.

But when we strip it back, while it makes sense to ask the questions “what foods/exercise/supplements are okay for PCOS” we’re actually asking the wrong questions! We want to know what that root cause is and reframe that question to ask:

“is this food/exercise/supplement suitable for my physiology and my root cause?”

Because otherwise we end up just cutting out every food under the sun, prioritising endless hours in the gym over other important things and spend ridiculous amounts on supplements that may not even work or be useful for our specific situation! 

And let’s be real, who the HECK wants to cut more things out, spend half their life in the gym and spend hundreds (if not thousands) on supplements? NOT me and I’m sure not you either! So in today’s podcast I’m chatting with my team member Sophia all about personalised nutrition and why it’s so important — we talk about all the different areas of PCOS and share why there’s no one size fits all — as well as how to approach understanding what changes are right for you.

It’s pretty tough to know whether or not something will actually work for you — especially when you feel like you’ve tried literally everything under the sun for your PCOS and nothing has worked so far. So why would this be any different?

Because we focus on sustainability and making these changes personalised to YOUR root cause. But it’s still really helpful to figure out what that could look like, so how can you know if the Protocol is a good fit for you before diving in? 

Well, that’s why we’re offering free 15 minute discovery calls! So you can see whether we’re a good fit for you and what we can do to help. Plus, if you get into the Protocol and work through the first 14 days of modules (completing all the coursework and modules) and you don’t get value or feel like you haven’t learned anything new, we’ll promptly refund the money you’ve paid us (minus any transaction fees).  

So what do you have to lose? It’s time to figure out your root cause, learn how to make sustainable changes that you can maintain for years (not weeks! there’s no fast fad diets here!) and help you get on top of those frustrating symptoms so you can focus on the more important things! To book a free discovery call with one of our team, click here.

This episode is for you if:

  • You’re unsure about the next step to take on your PCOS journey
  • You’ve heard lots of different recommendations on what’s “good” or “bad” for PCOS
  • After your diagnosis, you tried lots of different lifestyle changes, yet nothing seems to work
  • No matter how much you work out, you never seem to be able to get the same results as your friends 
  • Your specialists haven’t been able to give you lifestyle advice beyond what you already know
  • You’ve been let down by other programs and changes before (so it feels like nothing will work for you)

Some things we cover in this episode:

  • Why personalised lifestyle recommendations are SO important
  • Are there things that are “good” or “bad” for PCOS?
  • Iron deficiency versus iron excess (hemochromatosis)
  • Missing periods versus heavy periods
  • Insulin resistant PCOS and not insulin resistant PCOS
  • Undereating in PCOS (and the fact that it’s more common than you think)
  • Can you be undereating if you’re gaining weight (or struggling to lose weight)
  • How we can help you figure out if The PCOS Protocol is a good fit for you

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