PP Episode #105 – How Yo-Yo Dieting is Affecting Your Periods with Melissa Kathryn

It’s not really a secret that many women have an unhealthy relationship with food, their bodies, and dieting. But, did you know dieting can also affect your period and, in turn, your fertility? Take a listen to this week’s episode to learn more!

Melissa Kathryn Period Party Podcast

Melissa Kathryn is a nutritionist and weight loss and lifestyle expert. Through her holistic weight loss and lifestyle practice, Melissa is dedicated to helping women free themselves from dieting, emotional eating and self-sabotage cycles, and making peace with food, themselves, and their bodies, so they thrive in life in a body they love.

In this episode, we talk about how cultural messages on the ideal woman’s physique impacts girls from a young age, the connection between your diet and a healthy cycle, how yo-yo dieting can cause you to lose your period, the importance of body wisdom, and so much more!

Mentioned in this episode:
  • Melissa’s experience of losing her period due to yo-yo dieting
  • How the cultural ideal of “the thinner you are, the better” is harming young girls’ perceptions of themselves and women’s fertility
  • The surprising prevalence of diets for girls as young as 10 years old
  • The importance of healthy fats when it comes to having a healthy cycle
  • Why we should be having healthy conversations around nutrition with children, especially young girls
  • The huge impact of instilling in children a positive body image and belief in self
  • What body wisdom means and why it’s so important for women to reconnect with their innate intuitive ability
  • How diets cause women to start disconnecting from themselves and their bodies
  • Why Melissa doesn’t want anybody to be Superwoman
  • How Melissa helps women lose weight by becoming re-inspired by their lives
  • Melissa’s best tip for forgiving yourself and changing your relationship with yourself after years of yo-yo dieting
  • How feelings of shame and guilt can cause women to disassociate from their femininity and unconsciously contribute to weight gain

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