Amanda’s amazing PCOS journey
Do you ever feel like you don’t have control of your eating?
Amanda knows a thing or two about how that feels. She not only shares with us her story of her struggle with PCOS, but also very generously shares her experiences with Binge Eating Disorder (BED)
Women with PCOS are hugely over-represented in the disordered eating stats, especially when it comes to binge eating disorder and bulimia.
And part of the problem is that we don’t hear that other people struggle with this too. Heck, I hadn’t even heard of binge eating disorder until a couple of years ago.
There isn’t a one-size fits all approach to overcoming BED, or PCOS.
But hearing someone else’s story, may resonate with you. For Amanda, a huge part of her journey was developing compassion for herself.
As Amanda says “Self compassion is truly a gift, it is something that you and only you can offer to yourself”, and while simple, it doesn’t come obvious to most of us.
It’s this self compassion that set Amanda up so well to join us in The PCOS Protocol. One of the important topics we discuss in the protocol is the psychological component of your health journey. And for many of us, this is getting out of the ‘dieting’ cycle and mindset.
We don’t expect to be perfect when starting a new job or sport, but for some reason we expect absolute perfection when it comes to changing our health. One ‘slip up’ can leave us feeling like we’ve ‘ruined it all’ and eating the entire pantry, which leads to self- deprecating talk, and in some cases, a pattern of binge eating and restriction.
Amanda shares with us her journey to developing self compassion and how this has helped her with making health changes.