But that’s not where this tale ends. Because I learnt something else profoundly important along the way:
Reversing my PCOS symptoms was only one part of the picture.
I knew this to be true for my 1:1 clients too. Because when we’ve been living with PCOS for what feels like forever. And we’ve been doing #allthethings. But there’s still no shift?
It’s only inevitable that we’d still be mistrusting of our bodies even after we’ve reversed our symptoms.
Sure, it might not be as extreme as when symptoms were raging, but because mistrust has been the familiar for so long, more often than not, we subconsciously still operate from that place of fear.
So I wanted to do things differently.
I wanted a new starting point – one, in the words of Clarissa Estes, where I could “be in my body with certainty & pride regardless …”. One where I could respond to my body’s guidance with confidence & curiosity. One where I not only understood my body’s language but where I also listened, and acted in alignment with it too.
“Since implementing Lara’s recommendations, I’ve had my period every month for the last 6 months; for someone with PCOS this is a massive achievement! My cystic acne also gradually improved and has now cleared up significantly. Lara is super compassionate as she has dealt with these issues herself, and she also truly cares about her clients. She’s with you every step of the way.”
“From the first moment I met Lara, I was so reassured by her kindness and calm spirit. She was so thorough with her questions, leaving no stone unturned. Over the six months of working with Lara, I now feel like a completely new person. Thanks to Lara, I now have more regular cycles, more energy, less acne and I was also able to improve my insulin resistance and lose weight; I really could not have done that without her help.”
“My digestive problems have now improved enormously and after a few months my periods came back and have been less painful and more regular than they had been previously. Lara really does go above and beyond what I would have expected from working with a dietitian. I would absolutely recommend Lara – for me it has been completely worth the money and I feel so much better now than I did six months ago!”
“My periods have improved with a much lighter flow and the pain is now barely noticeable. My chronic constipation has improved drastically. I also have much less bloating & flatulence, clear skin, more energy, better stress management (and I generally recover from stressful situations faster), the bags under my eyes are less noticeable & my headaches frequency is much less. I feel more enthusiastic about things in general. I am also more respectful towards my symptoms & my body and no longer feel like my body has ”let me down”. I’d therefore highly recommend Lara to anyone who is looking for a compassionate practitioner, and also wanting to understand the real reasons behind their symptoms.”
“I wasn’t prepared for the emotional side of what I was going through. But, of course, Lara was with me every step of the way. She has taught me so much about both my mind and my body and how they work together. I now feel so in tune with my body and can better understand what it needs at different times. My self-confidence, which had taken a dive, has massively increased. I feel more comfortable in my own skin, which is so liberating! The difference in how I feel now compared to 12 months ago is astounding. I am so thankful every day that I have Lara – I honestly don’t know where I would be without her.”