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kaytlin90
07-22-2008, 07:05 PM
is it normal for my periods to have stopped since I started exercising and dieting ? It's now been two months since I last had a period.


Iianae
07-22-2008, 07:12 PM
I was kinda wondering that myself. I completely changed my diet, lifestyle and physical activity on May 3rd and I got my June period but my July now is late and I am never late...

Epica
07-22-2008, 07:36 PM
It may happen yes, but anyway you should see your doctor


ddc
07-22-2008, 07:44 PM
kaytlin, you need more fat. I read your other thread before finding this one.
Your sex hormones-estrogen,progesterone.etc. are made in your body from fat and cholesterol. Go to the library and get a good book on nutrition, please.

kaytlin90
07-22-2008, 07:49 PM
Well sometimes I'll be eating more than 20g of fat a day so I think it is alright. It catches up on other days where I'm eating less fat no ? im overweight so why cant they just take the fat off of my body to build those hormones ?

fiberlover
07-22-2008, 07:59 PM
Well sometimes I'll be eating more than 20g of fat a day so I think it is alright. It catches up on other days where I'm eating less fat no ? im overweight so why cant they just take the fat off of my body to build those hormones ?

How much fat are you eating? 20 grams isn't really all that much. What percentage of your daily calories is fat?

kaytlin90
07-22-2008, 08:17 PM
today it was 16,9 % calories from fat. 13,7% protein and 66,9 carbohydrates.

mandalinn82
07-22-2008, 08:26 PM
Anytime you stop having periods consistently, a visit to the doctor can't hurt. While it could be the change in your diet and exercise coming as a "shock" to your system, it could also be something more serious. A doctor should be able to tell you for sure.

SoulBliss
07-22-2008, 08:30 PM
Please see a doctor.

JayEll
07-22-2008, 09:34 PM
If you are exercising too much, and also keeping your food intake too low, your body will stop having periods. This sometimes happens to women athletes. But, it's not a normal thing--and it's not a good way to lose weight. I'd check with your doctor, and tell him or her how much you're eating and exercising. You might be overdoing it.

Good luck!
Jay

murphmitch
07-22-2008, 09:43 PM
When I was on a very low fat, low cal diet years ago, I quit having periods for 11 months. Did see my Dr. for it though. It definitely was not a healthy diet. I agree that it may be due to the low fat diet. Best to check with your Dr.

djs06
07-22-2008, 09:53 PM
I agree, you should check with a doc. My cycle is also really sensitive to changes, especially in exercise. It's a mystery to me.

KateRN
07-23-2008, 05:12 PM
it can happen, absolutely. check a preg. test too! lol

Jonsgurl0531
07-24-2008, 12:05 AM
I would check with your doctor. When I started losing weight I didnt have my period for 6 MONTHS.. I wasn't crazy dieting either and only exercising 3 to 4 times a week an hour a day..
So I went to my doctor about 3 months in and they did every check they could.. Everything was fine..so at first they said it was because I was over weight..and when I mentioned I was dieting and losing weight.. he said that it was that.. Yah smart docs.

I was on Atkins at the time so it wasn't the fat.. I know I was eating quite abit of it. lol

I have my period every month now and I am on south beach and exercise 6 days a week for 2 hours a day.. So I guess my body just balanced itself out.

sh3l5
07-24-2008, 01:07 PM
mine have lightened and shortened a little bit....
im more predictable than i used to be due to my pill....
but they are definately lighter....

KLK
07-24-2008, 01:31 PM
Dietary fat and body fat don't have the kind of direct connection it seems you think they do... for instance, a person can't lose body fat simply by eating less fat, or gain body fat JUST by eating more fats. It's often the case that overweight people who eat fatty diets eat mostly unhealthy fats, refined carbs, etc. but the fat in and of itself isn't making people fat.

A lot of us (myself included) got overweight bc of high carb/sugar food intake (combined with chronic inactivity). My family and I have been eating low-fat forever and we're all overweight but assumption always was "well, we eat low-fat foods, we shouldn't be fat! Our bodies are defective bc we're fat despite the low-fat foods we eat!" Not true.

The key is to eat a balance diet full of healthy fats, healthy carbs and protein. Don't be afraid to eat fat... it's not like for every gram of fat you eat, you gain a gram of body fat or anything like that.


Well sometimes I'll be eating more than 20g of fat a day so I think it is alright. It catches up on other days where I'm eating less fat no ? im overweight so why cant they just take the fat off of my body to build those hormones ?

cdiem4994
07-24-2008, 07:49 PM
'Back in the day' when I was in the basic training for the army, about half our platoon stopped getting their periods because of all the excersing we were doing.

I think everyone is right and it's best to check with your doctor, but it's pretty normal to stop getting your period from intense excersing. (It never did mess with mine though)

betsysunqueen
07-25-2008, 03:52 AM
I think everyone is right and it's best to check with your doctor, but it's pretty normal to stop getting your period from intense excersing. (It never did mess with mine though)

Though it may be "normal," it isn't healthy. It could be one of a dozen different things, including exercise amenorrhoea ("amenorrhoea" is just a fancy word for "not getting your period"). Exercise amenorhoea can lead to bone loss and it isn't anything you want to mess with (I know, I went through it myself in college). OP, you're been urged several times to see a doctor and I'd like to add my voice to that chorus. You won't know what this is until you get checked out.

vixjean
07-29-2008, 12:00 AM
Hey let us know what's up. I can help you find a low/no cost clinic if you don't have health insurance. Let us know.