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August 18, 2021

How To Achieve Weight Loss With PCOS

with podcast guest

Tallene and Sirak Kalaygian


Today I’m joined by Tallene and Sirak Kalaygian, the founders of PCOS Weight Loss.

Tallene is a PCOS Weight Loss registered dietitian and after she was diagnosed at age 18, she was left scared and confused without much information or guidance from her practitioner. She discovered that eliminating gluten and dairy was a huge key to living healthier with PCOS and, together with her husband Sirak, developed a program meant to make living with the diagnosis easier to both understand and embrace.

Sirak is a PCOS Personal Trainer and a strong supporter of women struggling with PCOS. He has taken his skills as an engineer and applied his creative genius to editing and producing the content within the PCOS Weight Loss membership and social media channels. Together with Tallene, he co-hosts the A Cyster & Her Mister podcast and brings a light-hearted and understanding approach to PCOS management.

In this episode, we talk about Tallene’s experience with PCOS, why reversing your PCOS symptoms requires a full body and lifestyle approach, how changing your workout style can help your PCOS symptoms, why a gluten-free and dairy-free approach works, figuring out your carb tolerance, and so much more. There are so many great takeaways in this episode. I hope you enjoy it!

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  • Tallene and Sirak’s dynamic as partners in business and life
  • Tallene’s PCOS story
  • When Tallene recognized the immense benefits of changing her diet and lifestyle
  • How Tallene and Sirak work together
  • Common medical treatments for PCOS
  • Recognizing the impact of your hormones and stress levels on PCOS symptoms
  • Why it’s worth it to find a doctor who will investigate the underlying issues
  • Focusing on blood sugar control and stress management
  • The connection between insulin resistance, stress, and PCOS symptoms
  • Why cutting out gluten and dairy can be critical in treating PCOS
  • Changing your workout style to help manage your PCOS
  • Why all types of weight training are not equally effective
  • Talking to your significant other about your PCOS
  • Figuring out your carb tolerance instead of going keto


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Stasha Washburn, The Period Coach, is the founder of Period Coaching School, international speaker, author of The Revolution Will Be Bloody and Bloody Brilliant Business,

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