PCOS + Intuitive Eating

A 12-week holistic approach to transform your PCOS without dieting
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What if you could manage your PCOS (Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome) WITHOUT having to worry about your weight all the time?

Here’s a secret…you can!!

Does this sound familiar?

 

  • You’re overwhelmed: The only solutions anyone will give you for your PCOS is to 1) lose weight, 2) take birth control, or 3) take metformin. But…what if you struggle to lose weight or keep it off, you don’t want to be on birth control, and metformin is hurting your stomach?? There’s so much information you’ve found on Google…what should you believe??

  • You’re frustrated: You’ve tried every diet in the book…Whole30, Weight Watchers, Paleo, Keto, Intermittent fasting…you name it! But your weight won’t budge. Or you initially lose and then it all comes back and more. You feel like you’ve been obsessing about your diet for too long and you’re desperate to try a different way to help your PCOS besides trying to lose weight.

  • You’re exhausted: You feel pushed and shoved by carb cravings ALL DAY LONG. Sometimes your energy just straight up crashes. You want to exercise to burn calories but it feels like everything in your body is telling you just to lay down instead.

  • You’re feeling ashamed: Your doctor has told you that losing weight will help decrease your symptoms and increase your fertility. At every appointment you just dread stepping on that scale. You’ve considered skipping check-ups.

  • You’re just not feeling well: You’ve tried to eat as healthy as possible, maybe you’ve cut out gluten or dairy or most carbs. But you still find yourself getting uncomfortably full a lot and sometimes you’re not even sure how you got there.

  • You’re struggling to conceive: Your cycles are all over the place…they’re too long, or you have breakthrough spotting, or you suffer from terrible PMS…every symptom reminds you that something isn’t right. And each month you’re just hoping for that positive.

If you answered YES to any of the above, you’re in the right spot!

 

FEEDBACK FROM PAST CLIENTS:

 

“Amy’s guidance has truly changed my life.”

 

“I feel better than I have in years.”

 

“Amy Lorraine Nutrition is fantastic.”

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If you want to finally feel carefree and confident around food WHILE showing your PCOS who’s boss…

…then keep reading.

I want you to take a moment and imagine…

  • Feeling free to eat whatever you want whenever you want WITHOUT it turning into a never-ending binge fest.

  • Finally knowing what way of eating feels best to your body so you don’t have to think about food all the time.

  • Being so in tune with your body’s needs that you feel comfortable before and after eating.

  • Enjoying a meal with friends and ACTUALLY enjoying the moment instead of being in your head about what to order based on what you already ate that day, what you might eat later, and whether or not you worked out…not to mention which foods you’re currently trying to avoid.

  • Actually having the energy to WANT to move your body, whether in traditional exercise or general movement. You end up feeling energized instead of drained.

  • Significantly increasing your chances of getting that positive pregnancy test.

What if I told you that you can have all of this by shifting out of the diet mentality and restoring your ability to eat intuitively?

Together let’s…

UNPACK what is holding you back from a peaceful relationship with food

 

TRANSFORM the way you approach food

 

TUNE IN to your body’s unique cues

 

STRATEGIZE which elements of nutrition are helpful for you and your PCOS

But who am I and why should you care?

 

Hi, I’m Amy!

As a registered dietitian nutritionist, I have a significant background in nutrition science and education.

So when I tell you that you don’t need to stress about your weight or macros or added sugar or serving sizes as much as you think…that might sound crazy!

But listen…we live in a dieting culture. Everyone feels they should be “watching their weight” and if they make a choice that doesn’t line up with that, they feel guilty. This is completely messing up the way we relate to food. We have lost trust in our body’s beautifully intricate ability to speak to us and take care of us. 

It’s not your fault that you haven’t been able to keep the weight off. It’s not your fault that you feel disconnected from your body. It’s not your fault that you have PCOS! The problem is that diet culture has given you the wrong solution!

I believe that the better solution is intuitive eating. Intuitive eating is an evidence-based self-care eating framework that rejects the diet mentality. Realizing that diet culture was destroying my ability to enjoy life pushed me to investigate this different way of approaching food. 

I was diagnosed with PCOS in 2016 after having struggled with the symptoms for years. (Read more about my story here.) But it wasn’t until I adopted intuitive eating that I finally started to see restoration and balance. Two years after starting my intuitive eating journey and one year after discontinuing birth control, I experienced regular cycles for the first time and became pregnant. I believe that if I had continued restricting myself around food that I may not have been able to achieve this.

As I slowly stopped weighing myself and counting calories, I was scared…mostly of gaining weight! But what I started to learn was that our focus on weight as a culture has actually caused more harm than good by way of weight cycling, weight stigma, and disordered eating.

The pursuit of weight loss can wreak havoc on a person’s physical AND mental health!

I began to see that there is a different way of eating besides the extremes of “watching what I ate” and “eating everything and anything.” The journey of eating intuitively taught me to speak compassionately to myself, to give myself space to explore what aspects of food and nutrition were truly important to me, and to RELAX around food so I could finally enjoy it without being stuck in the black hole of counting calories, justifying splurges, and planning compensatory workouts.

Learning about intuitive eating saved my relationship with food and entirely transformed my experience of living with PCOS for the better…and I’ve seen it do the same for my clients.

I would love to be your partner on your journey to a relationship with food you thought you could never have.

HOW IT WORKS

12-WEEK PCOS + INTUITIVE EATING PROGRAM

Starts January 11, 2021! 

 

 This program was designed specifically for those who have been diagnosed with PCOS and want a different approach to managing it besides trying to lose weight.

The program is a blend of virtual group meetings and 1:1 sessions. This format allows us to go over essential information while also including personalized guidance to help you implement changes.

I am limiting the availability to SIX SLOTS in order to keep the group small and valuable to everyone.

THE DETAILS

Biweekly Virtual Group Meetings

We’ll have seven group calls during our time together. Each meeting will start with a 20-30 minute presentation from me about an aspect of intuitive eating and managing your PCOS (see module topics below!). I’ll end with specific action steps for you to take before our next call. The remaining time is allotted for Q&A and guided discussion. Questions can be asked on the call or submitted in advance. ALL CALLS WILL BE RECORDED, so please do not worry if you cannot join live.

75-minute Virtual 1:1 Initial Consultation

Our first session gives us ample time to discuss your goals, your experience with PCOS, and explore your relationship with food and body image throughout your life. We’ll go over things such as your diet history, current eating behaviors, and any other health issues you are managing. We’ll come up with a personalized action plan just for you. This session will take place during the first few weeks of the program.

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Two 45-minute Virtual Follow-up Sessions

We’ll meet individually two more times during the course of the program, once during weeks 5-8, and again during weeks 9-12. We’ll discuss how you are doing with implementing changes and troubleshoot areas you are struggling with.

Written Recommendation Summaries

After each 1:1 session, I will send you notes from our discussion and a list of the action steps we settled on for you to work through between sessions. This may include supplement recommendations as indicated.

Hard Copy of Intuitive Eating Book

As soon as you register, you’ll get a hard copy of Intuitive Eating by Elyse Resch, MS, RDN, CEDRD-S, Fiaedp, FADA, FAND and Evelyn Tribole, MS, RDN, CEDRD-S shipped to your house. If you already own it, let me know and I will send you Health At Every Size by Lindo Bacon, PhD.

Discount on Recommended Supplements

You receive a 35% discount off all supplements found in my online dispensary.

Multimedia Tools, Worksheets, and Downloads

Each module of the program has specific corresponding materials to help you think through the information and incorporate any recommendations into your life. You will also gain exclusive access to my online Client Resource Library containing multiple handouts, worksheets, and links to valuable resources about intuitive eating, PCOS, and gut health.

TOTAL VALUE? $1,765

YOUR INVESTMENT? $257/MONTH or $697 PAID IN FULL

With everything you’re getting you’ll know exactly how to:

– Eat in a way that truly feels good WITHOUT having to follow a bunch of rules or cut out lots of foods

Dismantle the hold that diet culture has on your relationship with food and your body

– Decrease or eliminate PCOS symptoms all through simple, strategic lifestyle changes

 

It’s time to stop wasting time and money on diets and finally discover a better, long-term solution.

 

 

THE MODULES

Module 1: Diets Don't Work for PCOS (or at all!)

So how does intuitive eating work with PCOS, when your cravings are all over the place and your hunger never stops? We’ll start there. The program will kick off with us exploring your current mindset and relationship with food. You’ll get some action steps to start making the transition to a non-diet mentality!

Module 2: Quick Wins for Long-term Benefits

Next we’ll discuss little changes you can start making NOW that you will reap the benefits of months down the road. I’ll tell you about the best 4 supplements for people with PCOS and how to know if you would benefit from them. We’ll also talk about hormone-disrupting chemicals and how to reduce your exposure.

Module 3: Protein and Fat

Time to play with nutrition! We’ll talk about different ways to strategically include proteins and fat in your diet. You’ll come away from this module with some nutrition “experiments” to play around with so you can figure out what way of eating feels best to YOU.

Module 4: Carbs Carbs Carbs

Everything you ever wanted to know about carbs! Why you crave them, how to understand them, the role they play in your diet and PCOS, and much, much more.

Module 5: Gut Health for PCOS

We’ll talk about how people with PCOS often have poorer gut health or struggle with digestive issues like IBS. You’ll get step-by-step guidance on how to figure out if you have any gut health conditions that require further care as well as tips for cultivating a healthy gut microbiome. 

Module 6: Self-Care and Self-Advocacy

The program ends with us talking about the role that sleep and stress management play in managing your PCOS. We’ll go over some concrete ways you can improve these two areas in your life. We’ll also talk about how to navigate the healthcare system as an individual with PCOS who is saying no to diets so you will feel empowered when you walk into your next doctor’s appointment.

BONUS Module: Cycle Tracking and Intuitive Movement

We’ll be joined by Johnna Wilford, Fertility Awareness Method Instructor and Personal Trainer, to learn all about how to track your cycle and what that can tell you about your PCOS! We’ll also discuss movement/exercise, which types work best for people with PCOS, and how to time it with your cycle.

THIS IS FOR YOU IF…

– You are ready to make changes to improve your PCOS that don’t hinge on whether or not you lose weight

– You want to lay down a solid self-care foundation to improve your PCOS symptoms and set yourself up to achieve regular cycles, more energy, mood stability, improved fertility, and more!

– You love the idea of sorting through your relationship with food and your body so you can shift from a diet mentality to trusting yourself around food.

– You are ready to finally show your PCOS who’s boss

THIS IS NOT FOR YOU IF…

  • You are not ok with not trying to lose weight…even as an experiment. It’s ok if you still feel the desire to lose weight! But it is extremely difficult to give intuitive eating a real try while actively trying to lose weight.
  • You want meal plans and recipes. I can absolutely tell you about some of my favorite blogs, ways of preparing foods, and personal favorite quick meal ideas…but my goal is NOT to give you a rigid plan that you feel like you can’t do without my help. You’ll come away from this program with a better understanding of the flexibility you can have in your diet so you can make real-life meal decisions that sound good and feel good based on YOUR knowledge of your body.

  • You’re not willing to spend some time on transformation. We’ll have group meetings every other week (you do not have to join live) and three 1:1 sessions. You’ll also be experimenting with body attunement activities, self-reflecting, and reading informational materials. Expect to spend about 1-2 hours/week.

  • You only want 1:1 sessions. This is a group setting for two reasons: 1) Having PCOS can feel isolating, despite how common the diagnosis is. Being in a small group with other individuals with PCOS will help you learn from and be encouraged by other people’s experiences. 2) The group setting allows you to get a better deal on all the information you’re getting! If we spent 1:1 sessions to cover all of this material, more of the financial burden would be on you. However, I do work 1:1 with clients and if you are interested in learning more about this you can read more about my 1:1 Nutrition Therapy Package here.

  • You’d rather do this as much as possible on your own. Maybe you’re just not ready to invest time and money in this! And that’s ok! If your interest is piqued, you may want to check out my e-course about intuitive eating. It’s a great way to learn more about intuitive eating and go through information at your own pace. However, this course does not have any information specific to PCOS.

    SO WHAT’S NEXT?

     

    The doos are not open for registration yet. Please join the waitlist to be the first to know when they do.

    There are only SIX SLOTS available and waitlist members will be able to register a full day before anyone else!

      FAQS

      Why is it the program 12 weeks?

      This is not a detox, cleanse, or short fix. We will be laying the groundwork for long-term benefits. Often it takes 3-6 months to see changes and this means you are making an impact from the inside out…not just riding some diet high!

      I also feel that all the information in the program is highly valuable. There’s nothing I would want to cut out! But if I tried to fit it all in a shorter timeframe, you might get overwhelmed or burnt out. 

      Why are group calls part of the program?

      I created this as a partial group format for two reasons:

      1) Having PCOS can feel isolating, despite how common the diagnosis is. Being in a small group with other individuals with PCOS will help you learn from and be encouraged by other people’s experiences.

      2) The group setting allows you to get a better deal on all the information you’re getting! If we spent 1:1 sessions to cover all of this material, more of the financial burden would be on you.

      How is my privacy maintained in the group?

      Calls will be hosted using a HIPAA-compliant secure videochat service that encrypts the meetings end-to-end. When joining a group call you can type in the name or initials you would like to display. You can also select to turn off your camera. Within the group chat, members will only be able to see each other’s first names. In addition, each participant will be asked to sign a Non-Disclosure Agreement requiring confidentiality for all members of the program. Breach of confidentiality may result in being denied access to the remaining group calls. In the event this situation arises, no amount of the registration fee will be refunded.

      When is the program?

      The program runs January 11 through April 2, 2021. Calls will be scheduled once registration has closed based on the preferences of the registrants. In addition, all group calls will be recorded for viewing later.

      What are my payment options?

      You can choose to opt in to a monthly payment plan of $257/month for 3 months ($771 total) or pay up front for a discounted price of $697.

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