What is Food Peace™ in the context of struggling with PCOS? Listen now to hear my PCOS and Food Peace™ Manifesto.
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Episode’s Key Points:
- What IS Food Peace™ and PCOS anyway? What if we’ve been told to eat this, not that, in order to manage our PCOS? How do we move away from that kind of thinking?
- Do some of us end up engaging in anorexia nervosa trying to manage our PCOS? Yes! Especially if we’re in larger bodies.
- People in larger bodies are urged to practice eating behaviors that we diagnose as disordered in smaller bodies… this is a problem! It also points to how fatphobic our society is.
- Dieting increases inflammation, which is one of the biggest issues with PCOS.
- At least one in ten women suffer from PCOS, but there’s minimal research funding for it. We need to get more information on this condition!
- So what’s Food Peace™? Food Peace™ is coming to terms that diets don’t work for you, and understanding that diets are the failure, not you.
- It’s time to find a new way to eat, and listen to your bodies for the answers! Women with PCOS have a different kind of communication with their body, and it’s my job to guide you through learning that mode of communication.
- If you’re in a place where you’re struggling to manage your PCOS, you may feel like you’re ALWAYS hungry. The Food Peace™ process is about reconnecting with your intuitive self and learning what that feeling of being always hungry really means.
- Dieting predicts weight gain and eating disorders, and intuitive eating leads to positive health outcomes. So really, which one is better for our health?
- Here’s my PCOS and Food Peace™ Manifesto:
- You didn’t cause your PCOS!
- Diets failed, not you! Diets are a form of restriction, so it’s no wonder you feel like you can’t control yourself around food.
- Your weight doesn’t define your health or your worth.
- Your PCOS has its own language.
- Notice what helps energize you, and what doesn’t.
- Self-care matters, and so does advocacy.
- 25% of our health is due to behaviors, and 75% of our health are determined by social determinants of health and our genetics… this means that stigma and discrimination have a HUGE impact on our health! Specifically, weight stigma contributes to inflammation and poor health due to the fight or flight response.
- There are SO many of us out there ready to help you fight weight stigma in PCOS healthcare. Come join us!
- Julie Dillon RD blog
- Link to subscribe to the weekly FREE Food Peace™ Newsletter. It is sent out every Tuesday morning. By signing up, I will also send you Love Food’s Food Peace™ Syllabus.
- POCS and Food Peace™ Support Group
- Monika Woolsey’s work
- Intuitive Eating by Evelyn Tribole and Elyse Resch
- Love, Food Podcast Episode with Evelyn Tribole
- Love, Food Podcast Episode with Elyse Resch
- Love, Food Podcast Season 2 Premiere (Episode 100)
- Eating Disorder Dietitians can help your Food Peace™ journey. Get access to one near you here.
Do you have a complicated relationship with food? I want to help! Send your Dear Food letter to LoveFoodPodcast@gmail.com.