How Jodaisha Lost Weight While Living with PCOS

We love to celebrate the amazing stories of our customers. This week, we're diving into Jodaisha's story. After fracturing her rib, she lost traction on her fitness. But thanks to Trifecta's meal delivery, she was able to get her health back on track.

Read more on Jodaisha's journey below.

Nine months ago I fractured my rib and I hadn’t worked out in nine months. Ordering Trifecta was my first step in getting back in the gym and also getting into a good nutrition regimen as well. - Jodaisha Palmer, Chicago, IL

Meet Jodaisha

"I am a professional in human resources and I currently reside in Chicago. I’m originally from Texas and I’ve been in Chicago since November. I started Trifecta once I moved because I wanted to get in a healthier state and get back in my fitness regimen.

I believe nutrition is the main component aside from exercising, so all of this (Trifecta) was a really huge deal to me; I moved to a new city, started a new job, and wanted to get back in a good routine in a very busy type of environment.

A lot of my energy has to do with what I eat. I have a syndrome called Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) and with that, some of the things I have to watch out for are high-blood pressure, high-sugar foods, and I have to watch my overall energy levels.

I really liked that Trifecta offered the different meal plan options, and the Clean meal plan is what appealed to me most. The clean eating option has everything I need; it’s what I’m looking for nutritional and calorie-wise. Most importantly, it helps me monitor my syndrome.

Being from Texas, as you can imagine, we love fried foods! I obviously can’t be eating those types of foods on a regular basis because that’s going to affect a lot of things, and just make me more sluggish. I can tell right away whether what I’m eating is going to be good for me or not and Trifecta has helped me feel a lot better.

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I also like the fact that I have my subscription coming every week, and I don’t have to pick my meals because I love a no brainer solution. I don’t like to think when it comes to cooking and meals. The meals taste great. I haven’t had one meal that I don’t truly enjoy.

Dealing with and Overcoming PCOS

I found out about my syndrome about 8 years ago. I have a family history of diabetes, so that's also something that’s in the back of my mind. I know that I’ve tried everything under the sun in terms of food delivery services and different diets.

Trifecta, however, is something that I knew was going to be perfect for the fast-paced lifestyle that I have. I also like the fact that I have my subscription coming every week, and I don’t have to pick my meals because of the variety without having to think about it.

I’m not a skilled cook, and definitely don't really enjoy it. I love that I get a surprise every week with steak and salmon, etc.

The meals taste great, I haven’t had one meal that I don’t truly enjoy. I don’t find myself adding anything to the meals. I’m having things that I used to have and it’s good to get back in a healthier routine, with things like quinoa and Brussel sprouts.

Getting Rid of Deterrents

The meals have definitely helped me more towards defining the areas I want to define.

Because of my body type, it’s helped me with my mid-section area. I don’t pay attention to the numbers of the scale because I don’t want it to be a deterrent. If I have a number in my head that I think I should be at and if I’m not there by the date or time frame that I feel like I should be, I’ll get frustrated and think, 'I guess I’m not doing it right or it’s not worth it,’ and that really derails me, so I don’t want that to distract me.

Even with the food I eat outside of Trifecta, I’m more health-conscious about it. If I know I’m going to be eating food at an event and that I am still being mindful of what I’m eating at the end of the day.

Am I perfect? No. Do I eat ice cream every once in a while? Yes. But I think about it more and what’s going inside my body. I don’t want to go so far off the rails!

I’m working on muscle building and definition. I’m making sure I’m making health-conscious choices; like others, I’m working on my summer body. I do strength training about 5-6x a week and cardio on average about 30 minutes a day.

I don’t do as much with calorie tracking, however, I do track things by how I feel and how my energy levels are. I also reminisce on how I look – I committed to doing progress pictures every week to keep me encouraged. For most of us, we probably feel like, ‘Ok, we aren’t really doing anything. I’m exercising and I’m eating healthy every day & then I get on the scale and the number doesn’t change or it doesn’t seem like it’s that much of a difference.’ So with taking a picture I think to myself: OK, I actually do see something and I know something is different.

No matter what you’re doing for nutrition, fitness goals, etc; it is always good to have some type of accountability partner. Whether that’s a friend, family member, personal trainer, or just writing something in a journal, just try to figure out a good point of accountability that works for me to stay on track."

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