Satisfaction Factor

#87 - Taking the Weight Stigma Out of PCOS with Chelsea Levy

March 20, 2024 Naomi Katz & Sadie Simpson
Satisfaction Factor
#87 - Taking the Weight Stigma Out of PCOS with Chelsea Levy
Show Notes

This week, we’re talking to Chelsea Levy all about PCOS!

Chelsea is a Certified Intuitive eating counselor, Registered dietitian nutritionist, and diabetes educator candidate. She is the founder of Chelsea Levy Nutrition – a private practice in NYC serving individuals worldwide.

She earned her Master of Science degree from Hunter College and completed her dietetic internship at the City of New York School of Public Health in New York City.

Chelsea is a self-identified fat health care provider committed to utilizing a weight inclusive medical model for the treatment of eating disorders and chronic illness related to the endocrine system including diabetes and polycystic ovarian syndrome. At the intersection of eating disorder recovery, body image healing, and the endocrine system, Chelsea centers gender affirming care. Chelsea hosts a collaborative space for the exploration of food and body healing through creativity and compassion. She believes it is vital to provide care relevant to an individual’s culture, ethnicity, and overall identities.

Chelsea is a member of the International Federation of Eating Disorder Dietitians, The Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics, and The Academy for Eating Disorders.

We had an awesome conversation with Chelsea about...

  • what PCOS is and who can get it
  • the relationship between PCOS and body weight, and why you can't cure PCOS with a diet
  • why restrictive diets can actually make PCOS symptoms worse
  • how we can manage PCOS without focusing on weight (including some surprising things that can impact blood sugar!)
  • why it's important to destigmatize the use of medications to manage symptoms
  • and so much more!

You can connect with Chelsea and learn how to work with her on Instagram @chelsealevynutrition, on Facebook, or at her website. And be sure to check out her seasonal recovery group for folks in larger bodies, as well as her meal support for folks in larger bodies! 

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