How To Handle Body Grief in PCOS with Steph Prangley, NTP – The Fed and Fearless Podcast Episode 84

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Nearly everyone has had expectations of what their body should look like or what it should be able to do. These ideas come from many places, usually external, unhealthy ones. And when you fail to live up to them, the result can commonly be grief and unhealthy habits. Today’s guest helps her clients reframe how they understand their bodies so that they can build new healthier mindsets and practices.



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About Steph Prangley

Steph Prangley is a Nutritional Therapy Practitioner and owner of Infinity Hill Nutrition, a virtual private practice specializing in women’s hormone health. She helps women with PCOS gain energy, improve ovulation, and stabilize moods so they can accomplish all of their important life goals while being fully present in their relationships.

Steph believes it’s possible to gain freedom from the painful and embarrassing symptoms of PCOS by reframing body grief to body acceptance and learning how to trust your body and read its signals. With compassion and kindness, she gently guides her clients with mindset work, nutrition, lifestyle, and their own intuition to build body trust and successfully manage symptoms for the long run.

Reversing the Disconnection Between You and Your Body

Body grief gets in the way of healing. It removes you from the present moment as you grieve for the loss of some imaginary future or the way your body used to be. Steph describes how this disconnect can be reversed by accepting and honoring your body.

Once this is achieved, you can learn how to listen to what your body is telling you. When you understand your body’s signals you can cut through all the outside noise of society and positive changes will follow. With this comes the understanding that healing is not only possible, but you’re in control of it.


An Intuitive Approach to Healing

As you can imagine, mindset is essential to this. It’s important to remember that just because somebody has an “ideal” body, it doesn’t mean that they’re happy. Detaching your emotional state from health outcomes while also working towards your goal is the key. 

Steph teaches her clients to do this by helping them hone their intuitive senses. When you find yourself craving food or feeling a certain way, it’s time to stop and examine the source of those feelings. This approach helps you remove self-judgment and identify healthy choices for your body.

How can you start intuitively listening to your body’s signals? Leave a comment below! 


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  • How Steph found a passion in helping women with their hormonal health [4:28]
  • What body grief is and why it interferes with healing [14:26]
  • Giving yourself permission to be okay with your body’s current state [20:38]
  • Achieving the balance of being content with the present moment while still pursuing your goals [27:36]
  • Building body trust through cultivating intuition [34:41]



“People always say to say no to the things that aren’t serving you. But when you have to say no to the things that you love doing, that’s a whole new level of grief, or emotional grief that you have to deal with.” [15:34]

“Humans are messy and we make mistakes. Our life changes. Thankfully we’re adaptable and we can ebb and flow with that. I think we get into trouble when we try to make things flat and straight with no variability.” [24:32]

“You’re the only expert in your body. I can’t even really tell you what to eat. I can give you education on the science behind nutrients and what we know about how all of these things play into our health overall, but the only long-term strategy we can have is getting in touch with the inner-self.” [47:16]



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