PCOS and Calorie Counting

by | Aug 31, 2022 | PCOS | 0 comments

PCOS and Calorie Counting

Counting calories can be a complex topic.

It goes beyond the numbers and often times gets tangled up with our emotional state and even our self-worth.

Ever feel shameful going over calories? Stressed if you’re not meeting the number?

Changing plans or the course of your day based on calorie requirements?

Calorie counting is not the only way to measure our health, especially if negative emotions about self is associated with it.

Studies show that cutting calories doesn’t necessarily result in long-term weight loss.

Not everyone counts calories for weight loss, however it is important to note that studies show it may not be the solution for long-term weight loss.

As you get closer to your menstrual cycle your body will require higher energy requirements.

When you set a daily caloric intake and it is the same every day, it is not conducive to what our hormones do naturally.

This will make it harder to get those hormones regulated if the body is undernourished at certain times of the month.

Below are some tips to help you stay more accountable at mealtimes without having to restrict your calorie intake:

Become aware of your hunger and fullness cues. Try to think about showing up to a meal a little bit hungry but not hangry or ravenous to prevent overeating.

At the end of each meal, try to save a few bites on your plate and walk away for twenty minutes to really see if you are still hungry or just finishing up the plate by habit.

Try adding color to your plate. When color is added this means you are eating more fruits, veggies, nuts and fresh whole foods.

We can create accountability through color!

In this video we discuss why we have to look beyond calorie counting for women with PCOS and some alternatives to calorie counting.




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Written by Eleni Ottalagana


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