New Diet, Early Periods and Mood Swings
Hi everyone. Bit of an icky topic, I'm sorry, but I was wondering if anyone had experienced the same thing as I'm going through now.
I'm 22 and usually have regular periods. I never get PMS or "mood swings" and I assumed they were just an excuse grumpy people gave. :P But I started a diet plan 3 weeks ago, where I eat about 1200 HEALTHY calories a day. My body is getting far more goodness than it's ever gotten before. And I'm still having a bit of chocolate most days. But I have to admit the last 4 days I've been super irritable. I have such a short temper and I have snapped at people over ridiculous things a couple of times - something I wouldn't normally do! And then yesterday, out of nowhere, I started my period nearly 2 weeks early! So obviously my hormone levels are going a bit weird. Could this be due to the change in my diet? I assume it will go back to normal after some time, when my body gets used to my diet. I'm just surprised: I thought my body would like it? I'm not losing weight dramatically or anything, just 3/4 of a pound last week, and I can feel myself getting fitter. I'm eating carbs, healthy fats and protein. The only thing that's dramatically changed is my calorie count, as usually I'd eat very calorie dense foods. Anyone else had this when they first started?
Bust - 96.5cm; Upper waist - 71cm; Lower waist - 78cm; Hips - 96cm; Arms - 26.5cm; Thighs - 55.5cm;
Goal: Run 5k. Be able to do 50 proper press-ups!
Last edited by cantgetenoughchoc; 08-25-2013 at 08:40 AM.