Ive been reading a lot of forum posts about ladies who havent been receiving their period because they are underweight, i had the same problem but made some lifestyle changes and got it back this week.
Previously i had been working out 6 days a week for at least an hour and restricting my calories to below 1500. I hadnt gotten my period since July SO what i did was i took two weeks off from the gym and began eating at LEAST 1500 calories and sure enough I got it back. I feel much happier and healthier now!
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Fantastic. Ive been having trouble with that too. But I cant take time off workouts because im training for a triathlon, so Im slowly trying to up my calories.
Have you gained any weight from the time off? Do you think youll go back to working out?
ughh i have been trying to get my period back and havent succeeded...
i stopped working out, and i eat at least 1500 calories a day, and it hasnt come back! i dont know what to do
Edit: I've been eating 3000 calories for the past week and I've gotten discharge. Whoo!
haven't gotten my period in a really long time--
buuut like YOU wistfulxthinking.....I'm getting..Umm--err-----well-----something :) ha ha you know what I mean? Liiike it's not a period for SURE but it's like----"something"..sorry but I feel funny writing too many adjectives :)
I KNOW that in order for me to get it back FULLY I have to keep gaining cause my bmi is 16 but I am excited to see that I am getting the hints of SLIGHTLY something :) ya know? All I can do is keep eating! I am also taking a daily multi-vitamin and I drink 1/2 gal. of water a day. DOING MY BEST!
So, I got it back after 3 weeks I started taking these pills. Hope this may be usefull for you who doesnt want to gain. Good luck
Every person, trying to lose weight or not, should have 20-30% of their calories come from fat (preferably from nonsaturated fats - nuts, seeds, olives, olive oil, and avocado are good sources). Since you don't have your period, you should aim for the higher end, around 30%. Fats keep your hormones functioning and alert.
I'm facing a dilemma now... does anybody know or care to share their opinion... if I try to lose the 15 pounds that I've put on, do you think this will make my period go away again? Losing 15 pounds or so will not make me underweight, I would still be in the healthy weight range for my height. I want to get back into my size 6 jeans (I hate my 8's... I feel like a cow), but I want to keep my period because I someday want to have children. Anybody have an idea?
Congrats to all of us who have finally gotten our periods back, lol!
60 grams of fat?? i am never going to be able to get that much!
I eat 2 servings of peanut butter a day - one for breakfast, one for a night snack. Then I always have a serving of nuts during the day. You can also try flaxseed. You can mix it into oatmeal, soups, cereal, rice dishes, yogurt - just about anything. It doesn't taste like much.
I will probably never get mine :( I became anorexic, (my worst was 90 lbs at 5'8) in 7th grade. What the EFF was I thinking, It was right int he middle of puberty, I just had my growth spurt etc and never developed. In highschool, I gained back like 30 pounds (still very thin!) but was super active and just...never got it, maybe once or twice in 2 years. I became even more active towards the end of highschool and was loving the fact that I ahd no period but was getting super frustrated with the fact that I was a 32 A, had no butt, and became worried if I'd EVER be able to have children. Turns out I needed to be put on straight up estrogen pills because if you do not get your period, your body does NOT produce estrogen because it does not recognize the fact that you are a woman from a child (body fat has a lot to do with this as well). I have done the estrogen rotation for a year and get my period every 3 months. I am switching over to seasonale now...my doctor said without these pills I may never get my period, which is not really healthy for a woman.
Bottom line for me : It's nice not to have to buy tampons but it sucks to wear a bra from Limited Too hahahaha.
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