If you're like most women with PCOS, the answer is DOZENS... and if you're like most women (82% of my audience, to be exact), your weight is the same (if not more) than it was before the diet. That math isn't mathing!
Think back to the last diet you were on that "worked"...
(and by "worked" most people mean "lost weight").
How much weight did you lose?
Fast forward to 3 months after stopping that diet. How much had you gained back?
Fast forward to 6 months later. Still convinced that diet "worked" for you?
But that's not the worst part. The worst part is how you FELT while you were on that diet.
Tired? Hungry? Deprived and struggling with cravings? Isolated and sad? Not enough energy to exercise or do the things you wanted to do? What about all the time you spent meal prepping, searching for weird ingredients in the store, entering your calories and macros into a tracking app? How was your mood? Hangry and irritable? How did that affect your relationships?
Maybe it was just a short "challenge." Having to avoid gluten, dairy, soy, grains, sugar, alcohol, etc for 30 days. What was the week before the challenge like? The week after?
It wasn't your fault. It wasn't your "lack of willpower" that made them fail. These diet plans were:
The GOOD NEWS IS...
you don't have to do ANY of that to lose weight successfully and KEEP it off with PCOS.
By STOPPING focusing on the scale and STARTING to focus on the ROOT CAUSES of PCOS that are contributing to ALL of your symptoms including your weight, you can FINALLY achieve your ideal weight while likely eating MORE food than you ever have before!
I'm here to tell you that not only is it possible... I've seen it happen HUNDREDS of times with the women I work with!
just like irregular cycles, acne, and hirsutism. And how only by addressing the root causes of ALL your symptoms will weight finally come into balance.
Studies suggest that some SIMPLE, sustainable shifts in nutrition can have positive impacts on weight... which can improve PCOS markers, symptoms, and fertility outcomes
(and none of them include cutting out your favorite foods)
How do exercise, sleep & stress play into weight? Lab tests you should consider if you're doing everything right and the scale's not budging
Maybe it's time for a different approach.
With a way of eating that...
keeps blood sugar balanced for steady energy and lower androgens...
lowers inflammation without cutting out foods or food groups...
feeds your healthy gut microbiome for better digestion, better blood sugar balance and mood...
and optimizes hormones so you feel balanced and good...
instead of hungry, grumpy, and eating weird things to fit your macros...
And in this workshop, I'll be teaching you how to do all of that and more!
Losing Weight with PCOS
June 15, 2022 7–8:30 PM EST (4–5:30 PM PST)
Enrollment closes June 15th!
Workshop will be recorded and sent to those who've registered in advance but will not be available for purchase after the event.
Enroll today and ALSO get The Hormone Dietitian's PCOS Weight Loss Meal Plan ($27 value!) - a 1-week meal plan that addresses the root causes of PCOS and supports sustainable weight loss. Includes breakfasts, lunches, dinners, and snacks!
Melissa Groves Azzaro, RDN, LD, aka The Hormone Dietitian®, is an award-winning integrative and functional dietitian specializing in women's health and hormones. She's the author of A Balanced Approach to PCOS, host of Hormonally Yours with The Hormone Dietitian, and creator of The PCOS Root Cause Roadmap (tm). She has helped thousands of women with PCOS regain regular cycles, improve symptoms, lose weight, and get pregnant naturally in her one-on-one, group programs, and The PCOS Answers Program.
"Melissa is so real in the most supportive and loving way. She is the first person during my PCOS journey who truly made me feel heard, supported and understood, while also holding the real tools for my optimal health. Never once did I feel judged or as though this was not obtainable. Every other person I’ve run into through my PCOS journey is like, “lose weight.” “Cut sugar.” Blah blah blah. Of course Melissa prioritizes healthy eating, but never once has she said “never ever can you have...” Her approach for teaching rather than shaming or scaring is absolutely priceless. I have said it once and I will say it a million times more- Melissa’s course changed my life. "
"I got my period back, with ovulation and it feels like she’ll be back this month as well. I even lost weight, which wasn’t the goal, but hey a much welcomed perk! "
"I was looking to regulate my period and stop gaining weight uncontrollably. I’ve been able to do both! I've even lost some of my quarantine weight. professional who cares about your health as a whole and not just as a numbered patient on a piece of paper that is apart of the masses. Melissa takes the time to look at the big picture and then zoom in on the things that can make the biggest difference in your personal circumstances and how to better your overall health. It’s been just over a week since I met with Melissa to go over my lab tests. The results I’m seeing in my energy levels, sleep, and gut health have improved so much already in just 1 week. I feel so empowered; the information she helped me to understand from my DUTCH results have changed the way I’ve handled my recent PCOS diagnoses. I also am a member of her PCOS Root Cause Road Map Course and must say if you have PCOS GET THE COURSE! It pairs with the DUTCH test so well and you have Melissa’s knowledge and wisdom at your fingertips for LIFE! Amazing! Thank you Melissa for being your B.A. self and helping women with PCOS❤️"
"I have insulin resistance and hypothyroidism, so eating the way I did prior cause me to feel sluggish most days and have severe drops of energy during the day after certain meals. This program helped me avoid crashes, avoid napping, and as a result, sleep peacefully through the night. Weight is coming off slow and steady, but I do not feel like I am starving when achieving these results. My body for once is my friend and not my enemy. This program taught me that I do not have to cut my calories to 1200 or below and eliminate all carbs to lose weight...and quite frankly those approaches cause me to gain A LOT of weight. "
"For the first time, I felt like I wasn’t being judged for my weight by a medical professional. It was a safe and open space to learn. The information also helped me lose weight, feel happier, sleep better, and regain some confidence. I’ve really learned about food and how my body processes it. I have lost weight and this has led to me feeling happier and more confident with myself. By changing a few small things in my life, I saw a huge improvement. "
"I'm now eating properly. I have lost weight because of it. This was my desire because I had been stuck due to PCOS and fibroids. Melissa has caused a breakthrough that I did not know how to get pass. "
"I have managed to reduce weight and hold on to it even though I was not working out for a couple of months. I also ovulated for the first time in months and that was definitely a win after the course. Just being consistent and patient is the key!"
"I have lost and kept off weight, adjusted my cycle and gained confidence. Knowing what the root cause of my PCOS is has allowed me to focus my efforts and really target the issue instead of shooting in the dark. I promise you, even if you are like me and have lost confidence in medical professionals when it comes to PCOS, you will learn from Melissa. I have lost weight, normalized my cycle, and even improved my anxiety and sleep naturally with her. "
"I know that weight loss is not the goal for this program, but let's be honest, anyone with weight gain as a side effect of PCOS wants to lose weight. I had been rapidly gaining weight recently and have plateaued since starting this program and decreased my binge eating significantly! I also stopped trying to "intermittent fast" and "eat only low carb" among many other stupid diets that don't work! "
While this workshop was designed for people with PCOS and focuses on the root causes of PCOS symptoms, including insulin resistance, inflammation, gut, and hormone imbalances, this way of eating is not harmful to those who don't have PCOS.
Yes! Please note that as a US based dietitian, I do use US metrics and the bonus meal plan was developed using US measurements.
Yes! The recording will be sent out the next day to anyone who registered in advance. The recording will NOT be available to purchase after the event.
No. This workshop was specifically created for people with PCOS. This workshop was NOT intended for healthcare providers to learn about PCOS. Registering with the intent of using any of the copyrighted information in this workshop for anything other than your own personal usage is in direct violation of the terms and conditions of this offer and will be subject to legal action. We appreciate you understanding that we protect our intellectual property to the full extent of the law.