I Lost Weight
Before I tried yoga, I made the mistake of trying to join the cross-country team — aptly named, because it feels like you're running across the entire United States. I worked out too hard, too quickly and even attempted heavy weightlifting. When I mentioned this to Eden Fromberg, MD, a yogi and board-certified gynecologist at Holistic Gynecology New York, she explained that I made the mistake of stressing out my adrenal gland, which was actually causing me to gain weight. Dr. Fromberg recommends Vinyasa yoga to PCOS patients. It's the perfect middle ground because it isn't muscle building in its purest form but can leave anyone's mat dripping in sweat, nonetheless. I can personally attest to the positive correlation between how good my thighs look in a dress and how many Sun Salutations I'm doing in the morning.