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HormonallyYours_Episode 4A Mindset Shift PCOS Episode

This series would not be complete without interviewing someone who actually has PCOS. That’s why Jenny Vila is joining us today! A part of The Hormone Dietitian community and a long-time supporter of my work, Jenny shares some insight on what it’s like to live with PCOS and what her journey to find treatment looked like from her point of view.

Jennie Vila EdM, LPC, ACS is a licensed mental health counselor who was diagnosed with PCOS at the age of 12. She had difficulties finding medical care that treated her as a whole person and didn’t just focus on her fertility or her weight. After decades of various diets and exercise plans and even undergoing bariatric surgery, what finally made the difference in her PCOS treatment was a mindset shift. She learned how to nourish her body with food and found motivation for exercise beyond just doing it to change her body. 

In this episode, we talk about 

  • What it’s like living with the symptoms of PCOS 
  • What it’s like as the patient to look for treatment for PCOS 
  • The pros and cons of getting bariatric surgery for people with PCOS 
  • How a mindset shift around exercise helped Jennie find joy and consistency in working out

Mentioned in this episode:

PCOS Meal Prep Made Easy Workshop – In this hour-long workshop, I break down what foods you want to include for PCOS and what you may want to consider avoiding or minimizing. Learn my simple 3 step formula for planning meals with PCOS.

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