Intuitive Eating & PCOS

I’m so fortunate to work alongside so many wonderful, compassionate dietitians, therapists, and providers here in Denver and Erica is one of them! Erica is a licensed professional counselor who specializes in helping women struggling with perfectionism and eating disorders, and is an absolutely fantastic human as well. She runs a fun series, Dish With A Dietitian, and I’m lucky to be the featured RD for the month of May! Erica sent me over some reader/client questions and concerns that I think will resonate with most people with PCOS and you can find my thoughts on her blog today!

Here’s a sneak peek…

I DO NOT THINK INTUITIVE EATING IS POSSIBLE WITH PCOS. I’VE HEARD YOU HAVE TO HAVE A PRESCRIPTIVE DIET TO MANAGE IT.

I get this concern often in my practice, and love to use this as a foundation to explore the Hierarchy of Food Needs – essentially a concept that demonstrates the priority in nutrition first lies in adequate, ongoing access to food and gentle nutrition is only healthy (physically and mentally) once we’ve created a healthy relationship with food. Exploring relationship to food is always part of my work with clients, but also is a priority of mine before exploring gentle nutrition for this reason…


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