How can I lose 5-10% of my body weight with PCOS?

PCOS Weight Loss

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PCOS clients are counseled to lose 5-10% of their body weight to restore ovulation and get pregnant.

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Caitlin Johnson, RD a PCOS dietitian, fertility specialist, and PCOS patient describes in this Food Freedom Fertility podcast episode how she spent the last year working to lose weight to prepare for a potential last pregnancy. 


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We answer the following questions in the episode: 

What diet changes can you make to lose weight with PCOS?

How can balanced blood sugar improve insulin resistance and yield sustainable weight loss?

How can you manage binge eating tendencies with blood sugar regulation and behavior change to lose weight and get pregnant? Caitlin pulls back the veil and discusses a distant history with binge eating and how she saw episodes creep back in amidst anxiety, middle of the night feedings, and cravings post partum. 

What Lifestyle Changes can help you lose weight with PCOS? Making sustainable change both in sleep, stress, and movement contribute to better health with PCOS. 

What supplements can help you lose weight with PCOS? Caitlin specifically discusses the supplements in this weight loss bundle that helped her reach her PCOS goals. 


Dig into this episode and enjoy the wealth of knowledge Caitlin shares.


No specific scientific studies have been referenced in this episode. 


The advice provided in this article is for informational purposes only. It is not meant to augment and not replace consultation with a licensed health care provider. Consultation with a physician, dietitian, naturopathic doctor or other primary care provider is recommended for anyone suffering from a health problem.

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