Binge Eating and PCOS

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Binge Eating and PCOS

Are you finding yourself constantly thinking about food?

Do you finish a meal or snack and feel shameful about the food choice or the amount you just ate? Binge eating and disordered eating patterns are more likely to occur in women with PCOS. And we really don’t talk about this enough.

And that is why we are talking about it on this video today. When we get the diagnosis of PCOS, we are usually told which medications to take and our likelihood of getting pregnant. Perhaps you were even told to practice a low carb diet.

Other than that, we are left to figure out how to manage the syndrome on our own. That usually leads to some researching, maybe trying a new diet, getting real strict with some lifestyle approaches….. and then, a major binge episode.

Eating the cake, skipping the workout and laying in bed until the last second. Does this sound or feel familiar?

If you are finding it really hard to get a handle on your eating habits, you are not alone. And it’s not your fault. Binge eating tendencies in PCOS can be fairly common. We are going to talk about why this is happening, so that you feel confident and prepared in overcoming this long-term.

Binge eating is so much more than the action. We see this in PCOS for various reasons.

Women with PCOS tend to have hormone imbalances. The hormone insulin is not functioning properly, i.e. insulin resistance. This can lead to higher sugar or salt cravings even after three solid meals in a day.

In my practice, once we manage the insulin, I see the binge eating habits and cravings disappear!

Check out the website for additional information. There are a variety of resources to support you, no matter where you are on your health journey.

View this video below for more details.

Written by Eleni Ottalagana

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