Is there a Non-diet Approach to PCOS?
In case you do not know PCOS is the medical abbreviation for Polycystic Ovary Syndrome which affects roughly 10% of women of childbearing age in America. That’s 5 million women.
The top 2 treatment recommendations for PCOS are a very low carbohydrate diet with the hope to lower insulin levels and weight loss. Makes me think of diet culture…
The Non-Diet Way to PCOS
To answer the starting question:
YES, there’s a way to address PCOS without co-opting diet culture.
NO, you do not have to go on a restrictive diet for the rest of your life to lower insulin or have to lose weight…
YES, you can manage your PCOS status using intuitive eating.
That’s what our guest, Julie Duffy Dillon, will help us understand. Julie is a non-diet registered dietician, eating disorder specialist, and food behavior expert partnering with people on PCOS on their food peace journey. She hosts the podcast Love Food.
What you’ll learn listening to this episode:
- What is PCOS and how does it intersect with diet culture
- Low carb diets and PCOS: The truth.
- Is weight loss the cure for PCOS?
- The role of inflammation in PCOS
- The non-diet approach to PCOS
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