A Lean PCOS episode
Many people are told to lose weight to alleviate their PCOS symptoms. But what if you don’t have any extra weight to lose? About 20–30% of people with PCOS are living with Lean PCOS, meaning their BMI does not qualify them as overweight or obese. They don’t gain extra weight because of PCOS, so they have to address their issues and symptoms differently than the general PCOS population. Often following recommendations that are meant for the more common form of PCOS worsen symptoms for those with lean PCOS.
Meet Martha McKittrick, a Registered Dietitian and Certified Diabetes Educator with over 25 years of experience. Martha has been specializing in PCOS for over 15 years. She has been published in peer-reviewed journals and was the nutrition editor for the book A Patient’s Guide to PCOS – Understanding and Reversing Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome.
In this episode, I sit down with Martha to discuss Lean PCOS, how it’s different from typical PCOS, and how people with Lean PCOS can find treatment for their symptoms.
This Week We Talk About:
- How PCOS symptoms affect people with “normal” weight PCOS versus people in larger bodies
- What does the current lack of research mean for people with Lean PCOS?
- Other conditions that may be misdiagnosed as PCOS in lean people
- What do you do when you have no extra weight to lose?
- What are the most common root causes of Lean PCOS?
- What PCOS dietitians do when recent scientific studies change what we think about PCOS
Mentioned in this episode
The PCOS Root Cause Roadmap LIVE Round – For the first time EVER I am hosting The PCOS Root Cause Roadmap LIVE! Usually, this program is a solo mission, but starting February 1st, I’ll be there to guide you through this journey with twice-weekly office hours during the month of February. Together we’ll be replacing failed diet plans with tried and true nutrition methods and strategies for people with PCOS. See you there!
Where to find Martha McKittrick, RD, CDN, CDE:
Facebook: The PCOS Dietitian
Contact Martha at firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more about her virtual PCOS coaching.