I’m a Registered Dietitian with over a decade of experience, and just like you, I have PCOS, too…so trust me when I say, I get it. I understand what it’s like to live with this condition: persistent acne, irregular periods, infertility, hair growing where I didn’t want it to, hair falling out in clumps, weight gain…I’ve struggled through it all at one point or another.
Motivated by my own lived experience with PCOS, I’ve become passionate about simplifying nutrition for PCOS and empowering women to ditch the restrictive diets and take charge of their health using realistic and sustainable nutrition strategies.
Like so many, I was put on hormonal birth control as a teenager for irregular periods and not told much information about it. Flash forward over 10 years and I was finally ready to come off of birth control to start a family, expecting it to happen effortlessly. But the joke was on me because my period was MIA…for months…and months…
In hindsight, the PCOS diagnosis was pretty obvious. I had been struggling with signs of PCOS and high androgens since my teenage years:
At the time of my diagnosis, I finally felt relief…relief that there was one reason for all of these symptoms I had been experiencing for years. I learned how much my eating habits and lifestyle could influence my hormones and PCOS symptoms.
As a dietitian for several years, I already knew how to eat healthy – I did this daily. I exercised regularly. I was Western Medicine’s outward picture of health. But I still had tons of PCOS symptoms. I realized that PCOS put a new spin on what was going to work for my body and hormones.
Since my own PCOS diagnosis, I’ve dedicated my career to learning everything about PCOS and how to manage this condition with nutrition and lifestyle. I’ve realized how underserved the PCOS population is. The internet is saturated with diet culture, trying to convince women that restrictive diets and weight loss are the only ways to be healthy and eliminate your PCOS symptoms. And I’ve seen too many women suffer tremendously as a result of this problematic type of message.
PCOS is a lifelong condition, which means it needs an eating approach that can be maintained for life. Something realistic, something sustainable, something balanced.
This is why I’m so passionate about what I do. My personal mission is to show women with PCOS that restrictive diets are not the answer. There is a research-backed, proven way to find balance and peace with food while still managing your PCOS symptoms.
I have helped hundreds of women with PCOS break free of the dieting cycle, find balance with food, and effortlessly manage their PCOS symptoms for life.
I’m so happy you’re here and I can’t wait to work with you on your PCOS journey!
Working with Alyssa has really brought me to a place of freedom and balance with food! I was never an overly restricted dieter, but the last few months have really shown me how I can still incorporate the foods I love, my love of cooking, going out with friends, and the nutrition I need for my fitness journey as well. It never felt like we were trying to make any major overhaul - we took individual steps and looked at how they were working (both mentally and physically) before moving on to the next step. By the end, I felt not only like we had made MAJOR progress on my insulin resistance and managing my PCOS symptoms, but I know with certainty that I can continue with this for the rest of my life! Alyssa does a great job of giving you information on how PCOS/insulin resistance works, and helping you to build a program that works specifically for you and your life to manage them…and she does it in a way so that you don’t feel like you’re thrown into the deep end and left to doggy paddle on your own. She’s your life vest as she teaches you to swim!
I knew that I needed to get out of the low carb eating cycle, I didn’t feel great and I was miserable all the time. Working with Alyssa helped me undo so much of what I had learned in other restrictive diet programs. My relationship with food is better and I’ve definitely learned to be more flexible and comfortable with my food choices. I also feel so much better physically, less cravings, not as uncomfortable when I have my period, and a lot more energy. That’s a HUGE plus!
At my annual physical, my lab results reflected pre-diabetes and high cholesterol. My provider instructed me to avoid carbs, which was unhelpful and stress-inducing…I realized I needed a different and reasonable path forward that was also sustainable. Working with Alyssa has created so much change in my life. As a lifelong chronic dieter, my relationship with food has changed! I no longer fear certain food groups, and I feel comfortable eating all foods and not feeling stressed or guilty about it. On top of that, my labs have improved significantly and I’m no longer obsessed with the scale. I am so grateful for Alyssa and this program and I’d highly recommend this program to anyone with PCOS or pre-diabetes who is struggling with finding a balanced eating pattern that actually works. Each call with Alyssa was comfortable, educational and re-assuring. I am so hopeful for the future and continued improvement of my health!
Working with Alyssa was the BEST investment I could have made for my health. I feel so much better on a daily basis – I honestly didn’t realize how crappy I felt until I started to feel better. No more stomach pains, my bowels are consistent, my periods are regular, I’m losing weight consistently, I have way more energy, and my mood is a lot better also! Alyssa has help to set me on a path to finally be successful for the rest of my life and I’m so grateful.