Meg Langston: Restoring Metabolic and Hormonal Health after Years of Disordered Eating, Dieting and Over-Exercising #67
8 October 2020
Meg Langston (@meg_langston) is a Nutritional Therapy and Restorative Wellness Practitioner. She works with women to help regulate hormones/period health, educate on the Gut- Brain connection and help find a root cause(s) solution to digestive issues by restoring metabolic health. Meg grew up playing sports her whole life, dabbled in some marathons/ and triathlons, bodybuilding and Olympic lifting. She also suffered from disordered eating and poor body image. It was through working on her hormones that she found holistic health and learned how much food can support and heal the body. The knowledge she learned through experience and school helped her gain a new outlook on defining beauty. Meg deeply believes that our body talks back in symptoms and also through our menstrual cycle. The goal she strive to achieve with each of her clients is to help them become body literate and achieve long lasting health by getting to root cause solutions and education.
In episode 67 of The PCOS Oracle Podcast, I speak to Meg Langston all about her health and healing journey. Meg openly shares her story and how she restored and continues to support her health and metabolism after years of disordered eating, dieting and over exercising.
We cover lots of stuff in the episode, Meg shares her story and delves deep into how she balanced her hormones, supported her thyroid and metabolism after putting her body through a lot of stressors, whether dieting for bodybuilding or exercising intensely for all the different fitness competitions. Meg shares how her nutritional beliefs have changed from what there were before she began her healing journey to what they now. She provides her stance on seed cycling, dairy, gluten and soy for our health and metabolism.
We also touch on body image and the impact chronic dieting has on our overall health, both physical and mental. Meg also speaks about her approach and mindset towards exercise and how that has changed since restoring hormonal and metabolic health.
What we discuss in the interview
- Meg's story/journey
- Does seed cycling work
- PMS is common but not normal and what it means
- Nutritional habits Meg implemented and eliminated to help her restore hormonal and metabolic health
- Dairy-good or bad?
- Should you avoid gluten and soy to heal thyroid and metabolism
- Meg's current approach to exercise-shift in approach and mindset
- Delving deep into finding your identity regardless of appearance and exercise performance
- How to manage stress
- Meg's top tips to getting started on your healing journey
It was such a pleasure speaking with Meg and hearing her journey. She is such an honest, real and caring person. I really hope you learn and gain some value from this episode.
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Your health should never take a backseat!
Hey there! I am Despina Pavlou, founder of PCOS Oracle, certified personal trainer and corrective exercise specialist. I want to share with you the diet and lifestyle changes I made to naturally reverse my PCOS and achieve hormonal balance. I believe using my holistic approach you too can take back control from PCOS.
This video was inspired my a comment/question I received while doing an Instagram Live. The question was is nutrition as important as people say.
In this episode I wanted to talk about recovery and healing. I have recovered from my Eating Disorder, healed my hormones and took back control from PCOS, but all this required patience and commitment.
The aim for this episode was to remind you that healing and recovery take times, but it is worth it. The struggle, the ups and downs, it is all worth it in the end when you have finally taken back control.
I also discuss how I maintained my motivation to stay on path of recovery and healing.
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