A portion of profits will be donated to PCOS Challenge, a nonprofit raising awareness about PCOS in the form of support, advocacy, health screenings, and research. The donations are in memorial of PCOS provider, advocate, and Julie's mentor, Monika Woolsey RD, who died in 2017.
Diets failed not you.
I wish you knew diets don't work for most people because it is how our bodies are wired to survive.
Diets didn't work for you because you are a successful human.
You are not defective rather following your important complicated biology.
I wish you knew you were given the wrong tools to manage your PCOS and that's not your fault.
I believe your body has all the wisdom it needs to promote health and reconnect. No matter how long it has been since you trusted that innate skill.
I wish you knew that starting another diet to help manage PCOS is not your only answer. Starting another diet may initially feel hopeful yet that is only short lived. It is seductive though.
I believe diets hurt your PCOS and keep you from health and vitality.
I wish you knew how precious you are today.
I am a dietitian against rigid meal plans, diets, and forbidden foods.
I am against the conventional medical model that is one size fits all. I am against the notion our health is determined by this narrow "ideal."
I am against taking the pleasure out of food.
I am against preying on the vulnerability of those suffering with PCOS saying that a diet will work even though the evidence doesn't support that promise.
I am against making women with PCOS lose weight to qualify for reproductive medicine and other medical interventions.
I am against the notion that you didn't try hard enough to lose weight, control your cravings, or exercise long enough.
You have tried everything to feel better.
I am against shame induced directions to get you to eat more fruits, vegetables, or whatever.
How many diets have you been on? When was the first one? Most women with PCOS have been dieting in some shape or form....or coming off a diet...or preparing to go back on a diet....for as long as they can remember.
Can you relate?
I believe we live in a culture that has trained us to distrust our bodies and think we need to follow orders to pick out dinner options. We should be eating this. We should be eating that. We must not eat this after 7, or else...
Or else what?
All these shoulds lead most of us toward shame, guilt and distrust of our own innate wisdom. You were born knowing how to eat and how much. All those diets disconnected you from that.
You may be wondering, "But I feel so good when I am dieting, at least for a little while."
Totally. Diets and preparing for them give the notion that things will be alright soon. Just the decision to embark on a diet can relax and calm you. Your head may feel clear for the first time in a long time.
The first few days or weeks of a diet can give off a buzz of excitement and kudos from well-meaning friends and family.
Can you feel it? That's diet seduction.
And it is just a fantasy.
The reality is diets are only short term. They are unsustainable. This is not just a belief of mine rather evidenced-based in literally hundreds of research studies.
So why do you blame yourself for the diet ending?
If diets don't work for most people, why do doctors and dietitians recommend them?
If diets are actually harmful long term...promoting weight cycling, higher insulin levels, higher tryglycerides, higher blood sugars, depression, and negative body image....why are they recommended to improve health?
Those are important questions with a really nasty answer: the world is so fat phobic that it cannot wrap its head around the notion that weight loss is not a behavior. And, medical science has yet to find ONE diet that works to promote health and promote maintanence long term for most people.
You see how people of size are treated in our world: chairs don't fit, airplanes won't accomodate, and culture hasn't provided equal treatment in academia, the military, or employment.
This constant discrimination sends anyone trying to find a way to fit in. To find more ease in a world that says their body is not acceptable.
A fat body dieting is complying with the orders: eat this not that. Do all that it takes to weigh less. Even if it hurts.
And each time you comply with the orders, the fantasy of equal treatment and a better life fill your head.
This is The Should Eat Fantasy Compliance.
This is the short story for the reason why you keep getting sucked back into Diet Culture and it is so important. You are just doing what you are told while craving equality and decency.
Unfortunately The Should Eat Fantasy Compliance distracts us all from the facts that diets don't work for PCOS (or most people!) and they are harmful. It also distracts us from the biogtry that comes from weight stigma.
I want to stand with you radically rejecting diets and reconnecting to your own innate wisdom for health.
12 digital downloadable modules in video and audio format to allow you learn in the style that best suits you on your terms at the best time for you. A free downloadable workbook is included too!
Ready-for-you audio guided meditations to help you along your tough days with food cravings, body image, and pressure to succumb to The Should Eat Fantasy Compliance.
Private intimate online support group to help you connect with other course members taking the same steps.
Pre Diabetes and Diabetes Bonus module to help you navigate Food Peace™ while affected by this complicated and common PCOS experience.
Mile Marker 1:
How to use the scale with PCOS
Mile Marker 2:
Stop dieting. Seriously.
Mile Marker 3:
Do you blame yourself for your PCOS?
Mile Marker 4:
Learn the PCOS language
Mile Marker 5:
Strategic Protein Planning
Mile Marker 6:
Fats and Omega 3
Mile Marker 7:
Inositol and how it may be behind the source of PCOS trouble
Mile Marker 8:
What you need to know about Exercise and PCOS
Mile Marker 9:
Do you have to eat less carbs and sugar?
Mile Marker 10:
Get better sleep and improve your health
Mile Marker 11:
Mile Marker 12:
Notice the difference. Feel the health and peace.
Julie is the kindest and most compassionate person whose approach is grounded in science and data. I feel so much more confident in how to approach my PCOS. There is so much shame embedded in PCOS and Julie removes all of it. I cannot thank Julie enough. She is a stabilizing, compassionate, caring partner in the treatment of disordered eating and PCOS.
Melissa, woman with PCOS
Julie Duffy Dillon knows PCOS inside and out. She spoke to me with compassion and at the same time taught me so much about the underlying issues caused by PCOS. Her specific recommendations have helped me to improve my hormone profile and I feel a lot better. Every woman who has been diagnosed with PCOS should consider working with Julie-- I can't recommend her enough!
Elizabeth, woman with PCOS
Julie treated more than just my dietary PCOS needs. She treated my entire PCOS experience, including how I relate to the world while navigating through life as a woman in a larger body. I didn’t feel like "another patient.” I felt like Julie saw me as a whole person with individual unique needs.
Anonymous, woman with PCOS
As a registered dietitian in the field of disordered eating and women's health, Julie Duffy Dillion is my go-to expert on the management of PCOS with a non-diet approach. Julie has provided evidence-based recommendations that my clients feel empowered by. She focuses on realistic nutritional management, supplementation, understanding cravings and appetite, and supportive movement, all while embracing body diversity & respect.
Lindsay Stenovec MS, RD, CEDRD; Dietitian, NutritionInstincts.com
If you want to experience the best support out there for PCOS, Julie Duffy Dillon is THE expert for you. I would highly recommend taking her course Step-By-Step Guide to PCOS and Food Peace™. This is life-changing work!!
Jennifer McGurk, RDN, CDN, CDE, CEDRD Dietitian, EatWithKnowledge.com
Thank you Julie for your expertise in PCOS! As a nutrition therapist, I've seen how common it is for women with PCOS to have not had credible, accurate, or healing advice given to them regarding their diagnosis and/or management and am so thrilled to now have Julie's resources and programs available to refer them to. Julie is truly my go-to expert for everything PCOS! She has the greatest skills I've seen in combining PCOS management with a non-diet approach which is exactly what we need. I would encourage anyone in need of this information to take Julie's course to feel empowered and up-to-date with all things PCOS.
Sumner Brooks, MPH, RDN, LD; Founder of EDRDpro
The Step-By-Step Guide to PCOS and Food Peace™ comes with a 15-day 100% money back guarantee.
If within 15 days you are unhappy for whatever reason just email me at Julie@JulieDillonRD.com and you will receive a full refund.
A portion of profits will be donated to PCOS Challenge, a nonprofit raising awareness about PCOS in the form of support, advocacy, health screenings, and research. The donations are in memorial of Monika Woolsey RD.
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