If you don’t ovulate with any regularity, it can be difficult to plan a pregnancy.
Ovulatory infertility is often associated with diet and body weight.
If you are overweight or underweight, you may experience hormonal imbalances that affect your menstrual cycle and prevent ovulation, or you may ovulate regularly, and still be struggling to get pregnant.
Excess body fat can cause disrupted hormones. Fat cells produce estrogen and too much estrogen in the body can lead to irregular or lack of ovulation, and menstrual cycles. Bodies that are too lean usually struggle with a lack of estrogen.
If you are too lean, we work together to make a plan and take doable steps that focus on bringing your hormones into balance, naturally increasing your estrogen levels, nourishing your body with good food, and creating your healthiest body for your best chance at pregnancy.
If excess weight and too much estrogen is your struggle, dietary changes can help you regulate your hormones. You may chose to try dietary changes without weight loss as a goal. Sometimes dietary change alone can give you increased hormonal balance. If weight loss is one of your goals, you can expect to lose 5-10% of your body weight working with Tara, focusing on small sustainable changes to the way you eat, and moving your body every day.
Weight loss takes time and it takes consistency. I am here to support you to make lasting changes that will improve your your health. Together we will take a close look at your past experience with diets and your weight history, and we will use a mindeful eating approach to tackle your personal obstacles to your healthiest weight. We work in small doable steps and focus on bringing your hormones into balance, nourishing your body with good food, and creating your healthiest body for your best chance at pregnancy.
Let’s get started. Book your FREE 15 minute consultation or one of our counseling packages. Most women need to work with a registered dietitian for at least four to eight weeks to experience positive lasting results.
Work with Tara:
- Weekly contact with a registered dietitian
- Skype sessions include an initial 1.5 hour initial assessment and 45 minute follow up appointments
- A personalized plan just for you and one on one support to help you to optimize your diet
- Great recipes and sample meal plans are provided
What you can expect:
- In many cases, dietary changes can restore ovulation
- Tools you can use to tune into your body’s natural hunger and fullness
- Skills to plan and prepare nutritious meals and snacks that will support your reproductive health and life long healthy eating
- A way of eating that contains the vitamins, minerals and antioxidants you need for optimal reproductive health
- A supplement program that is just for you
Does this seem daunting to you? Don’t worry. It won’t be. We work together to tweak your diet to increase your fertility, and we talk about real food….like vegetables, fruit, rice, granola bars….not science.
Each week we review your personalized plan, and make changes to it based on what works best for you. Each week we chat about foods that will help you have the healthiest pregnancy possible, and we explore what helps you make healthy choices and and what triggers you to make less healthy choices.
At the end of our time together, you will have changed the way you eat, and you will have all of the tools you need to eat an optimal diet that will balance your hormones, and support a healthy pregnancy.
Life gets hectic. If at any time you want to discontinue working with us, we will provide a full refund for the sessions you haven’t used.