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Intuitive Eating and Weight Regulation

Hello! I would be interested to hear you cover something around appetite and weight regulation after weight loss. Historically, I maintained my weight intuitively. After gaining a significant amount of medication weight (and intentionally losing it through a calorie deficit), my weight tends to trend upwards when I return to eating intuitively. Is there any science behind this?

Gym Timing

What time of the day should I train? I work remotely, so I‘m quite flexible and I already tried different times. I feel like going to the gym in the evening is super stressy as it is so crowded and my gym ist kinda small + I can’t fall asleep afterwards (cortisol levels I guess?). Working out during the day is my go to but I have to shift meal timing all the time and the calls I have from work :/ I would love to go in the morning so it is checked off for the day, but I often feel very tired around afternoon and want to take naps if I‘ve been to the gym in the morning, which also makes me neglect my tasks :( Any tips?

PCOS

Today I was diagnosed with PCOS. I am of normal weight, but work my ass off to maintain it. I'd love to lose more fat but I seem to be stuck. Any advice for those of us with conditions like PCOS and how we can better manage our fitness journeys?

Recommended exercises for a weak knee/inner thigh?

My left knee has a history of subluxation and the ligament holding my kneecap in place (MPFL) was replaced in 2021. Though I've been back at full speed with my lifts for almost 2 years now, I'm still noticing an obvious imbalance in my quads, particularly my left vastus medialis and lateralis being so weak that my leg shakes when trying to do a one-legged squat. Any particular exercises you recommend to lessen the imbalance?

Issues with overhead press?

Sometimes when I'm working on overhead pressing movements, my left shoulder feels like it gets stuck and I am afraid that if I try to push through it will either subluxate or create a lot of pain. This seems to happen about 30-40% of the time and doesn't happen when I bench vertically or incline. Could this be a mobility issue or something else? My coach has said that my form looks fine, so I don't think it could be a form issue.