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by 0 · about 14 hours ago

i am 17 years old. i don't eat too much vegetables cause i don't find delicious recipes with the vegetables that i like, but i do eat them from time to time. i don't eat too much fruit, only when i have the appetite. i don't drink too much water... (more)

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DawnseyDoll 0 · July 07, 2014 at 11:26 PM

When I was about that age, I missed my period too. The reason I did, is I was dieting and exercising a lot.

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by 0 · about 14 hours ago

16 yo, 5'.5.5", 14% BF. Use to have eating disorder issues, never quit eating but lacked calorie dense food. Was at 93lbs. I have since gained weight and am at 110lbs. I have educated myself on proper nutrition and want a career in it. I cook... (more)

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Baris 0 · June 06, 2014 at 6:20 PM

Hey there @natiann123I had Dr. Justin answer your question on BWR. Your question was answered at (24:40)http://beyondwellnessradio.com/beyond-wellness-radio-episode-4-listener-questions/I know this is super late, but I hope it is helpful. (more)

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by 0 · about 14 hours ago

I've only been doing Paleo for 1 week and on the 6th day my period started! I'm on continuous birth control pills and have never had a breakthrough issue until now...this isn't spotting, it's a full blown period. Has anyone else experienced this? (more)

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unicornpff 0 · October 28, 2013 at 7:14 PM

Yeah this is the only time I've ever had breakthrough/full blown period in the 5 years I've been on the pill continuously; it has to be the change in diet. No coincidence here :)

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by 0 · about 14 hours ago

Ok so i am wondering.. i have been Paleo for full 4 weeks now. on Thursday i had about 2 pancakes (tried for first time) made with banana, baking soda etc. I added some Bacon to it as well baked in Ghee butter. As for lunch i finished a left... (more)

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by 10 · about 14 hours ago

Hey Ladies, I was wondering if anyone else has experienced a much lighter period while being paleo? I have been paleo for about 6 months and most days I practice intermittent fasting. My period lasts about 4 days and I can get away with just... (more)

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Riceball 0 · July 24, 2013 at 6:37 PM

I also experience a lighter flow. No more cramping! The flow is not tiny, but it's regular now. :D I used to have heavy flow. But I don't know about just using a liner. You don't have to use a pad? I run through those quick; not as quick as... (more)

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by 10 · about 14 hours ago

Hi all, I have been on the paleo diet for almost 5 months now. Along the way, I discovered that my digestive issues were bigger then I taught. i can't handle fruit, starchy veggies and FODMAPS. So I follow an eliminating diet wich is very... (more)

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Kevin_38 0 · July 13, 2013 at 12:01 AM

This is fairly common with women that go too low on carbs. Try upping to 50-75 g a day via white rice. Split it up with each meal.

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by 70 · about 14 hours ago

I understand that plantain juice can benefit sufferers of menorrhagia, is a natural diuretic and can reduce cholesterol. Can anyone who suffers with their periods/bloating/high cholesterol recommend it?

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glib 0 · July 19, 2013 at 4:46 PM

Do you mean plantain the broad leaf weed or plantain the close relative of banana?

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by 25 · about 14 hours ago

It seems no matter how much water I drink or how much I eat, I never feel full. I'm trying to lose weight, but eat maintenance calories during this time. Even 1,850 calories isn't enough though! What do you guys do to help get rid of this... (more)

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PsychandStang 0 · August 12, 2013 at 1:28 PM

I just get chocolate cravings lol and a square of dark chocolate with melted butter cures it right up. I agree with increasing your fat intake during that time. It will help you stay fuller longer. Definitely load up on those veggies. Add spinach... (more)

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by 3 · about 14 hours ago

(ignore my english please, I'm from germany) I am female, 16 years old, at around 120 lbs and 5'6 height. My food and health journey started two years ago (due to my sister being a little too heavy, I myself had no "real" issues) and sadly I... (more)

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ivymcivy 0 · May 25, 2013 at 1:19 AM

It really is none of my business, but since you posted here you kind of made it everybody's business. For your height, your weight is at the low end of the optimal range. You already have a history of menstrual problems. If you keep trying to be... (more)

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by 0 · about 14 hours ago

So I am day 35 of strict paleo. I am 33 and on the birth control pill. This is my first period while on paleo. My period is usually very light and lasts 2-4 days. Many months I only need a panty liner the entire cycle. This period came 2 weeks... (more)

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Janknitz 0 · May 11, 2013 at 2:12 AM

Did you start eating a lot of flax when you went Paleo? I did and it made me bleed, which is why I'm asking. I bled for 8 straight weeks, getting heavier and heavier, until I learned of the connection. It stopped 2 days after I discontinued... (more)

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by 0 · about 14 hours ago

Hi At the end of 2011 I lost my period. I suddenly started to feel very bloated, sick and tired and they diagnosed me with Celiac Disease. Beside being on a complete gluten free diet my period did not return. I was told I have hypothalamic... (more)

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paleocurious_1 0 · May 08, 2013 at 7:41 PM

My experience with losing my period and not being an unhealthy weight or losing weight was that I was exercising 5-8 hours a day training intensely for the Olympic team trials and eating like mad to maintain my weight. The calipers said 20-23%... (more)

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by 149 · about 14 hours ago

Hi I have been completely paleo low carb for almost three years, I am 44, lost 35 pounds in the beginning but my weight has not changed for over 5 months (I weigh myself every morning). I have a textbook regular cycle, 28 days.I have not been on... (more)

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RK 0 · April 09, 2013 at 4:43 PM

Lisa, I think this is somewhat normal for peri-menopause. Mine have been varying from 28 days down to 21 days and back. I know when my mom went through it, hers got closer and closer until they finally stopped (at the end she would get about a 2... (more)

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by 164 · about 14 hours ago

I've been ZC for over a month now in an attempt to improve my AI-leaky gut problems. I eat 80/20 fat protein of tallow and beef/lamb and probably 2000-2500 cals a day. I've never felt better and don't really flare up badly anymore. However, I seem... (more)

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August 0 · June 27, 2013 at 5:53 PM

If you do decide to drink alcohol, you ought to keep a little carb snack on hand. Two ounces of tequila will drop my blood sugar twenty points. Alcohol, among other things, temporarily stops your liver from putting glucose out in the bloodstream.... (more)

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by 1495 · about 14 hours ago

In general, I'm not the best sleeper. I typically have to wear earplugs and take a little melatonin to be able to sleep. However, the week prior to my period I suffer insomnia (and I'm the kind of person who suffers tremendously with just 1 night... (more)

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KL_1 0 · July 30, 2013 at 2:10 PM

I have recently found out that I'm in stage 3 adrenal fatigue, which explains many of the sleep/hormonal problems I'm having. I'm now working with a FDN specialist on this. I will look at the hormonal symptom chart posted as I also have a meeting... (more)

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by 118 · about 14 hours ago

I didnt count today and ate plenty of healthy paleo foods, and felt great, less stress, and had an even better workout. I for once had ENERGY and ran faster longer and could lift more. I didnt feel like death after my workout, i had energy for the... (more)

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twochickadeez 0 · February 19, 2013 at 4:01 AM

Zombers, you will be just fine if you eat carbs and stop counting calories and macros. Eat healthy, don't restrict, and don't over-exercise and you will be fine. I think it's probably more important to figure out why you have been restricting... (more)

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by 80 · about 14 hours ago

November 7 2011, I started the Paleo diet which was introduced to me from my trainer. This exact time I stopped taking my birth control which I had been on for 5 years. My body, being completely shocked with low carb, and no birth control pill. I... (more)

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Shantess 0 · December 31, 2012 at 9:07 PM

Hi Chelsea, ahh hormones and the frustration that go along with them. I'm a bit of a self-described expert here ;) I kinda gotta challenge something you said in a reply above: "Im keeping it low carb. It is what works for my body." Is it really... (more)

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by 121 · about 14 hours ago

First off, I apologize if this question isn't specifically about the Paleo diet. I'm a 20 year old female, 109 lbs at 5'1. I've had amennorhea for the past three-ish years, with an intermittent period or two thrown in. I eat low-carb paleo,... (more)

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CoconutBliss 0 · November 29, 2012 at 12:18 AM

Are you on the pill or have taken the pill in the last few years? This can throw your cycle out of whack when you come off it... up to 18 months in fact. The biggest concern in long term amenorrhea is estrogen-deficiency which can result in... (more)

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by 15 · about 14 hours ago

I was wondering if other ladies go through the same thing. I have tried Low Carb (anywhere from 0g to 50g) before and after paleo with similar results, i.e. amazing weight loss, easily mantained, great energy, great skin but zero period. It... (more)

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anonymous_12 0 · November 17, 2012 at 10:15 PM

I'm sorry to tell you that this is very common, but not talked about much. Many women have reported disrupted cycles on LC - including this woman right here. You are right to add back in the carbs so please stay the course on that. Do not... (more)

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by 173 · about 14 hours ago

I'm fifteen. I lost my period about a year ago because I lost too much weight unhealthily, and a blood test last year showed that my female hormone levels were too low. I have since gone back up to my regular weight where, in the past, I was... (more)

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Maria_8 0 · October 25, 2012 at 1:06 PM

Similar situation (although 22 not 15): I don't know any solution, but I would NOT suggest birth control pills. The reason is that birth control pills don't actually give you a period in the same way that your normal cycle would: when they were... (more)

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by 467 · about 14 hours ago

I have an important exam coming up next month and would like it to not coincide with any of the days of my period. My periods have been better since becoming paleo, but still unpleasant and I'm afraid that would get in the way of my concentration.... (more)

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Jay_15 0 · October 10, 2012 at 3:11 PM

Join a sorority whose periods coincide with the dates you would like yours to be on.

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by 748 · about 14 hours ago

Okay so I eat a relatively low carb diet. >50 carbs each day. I hadn't gotten my period for nearly 4 months when i stumbled across this article http://www.marksdailyapple.com/dear-mark-should-i-increase-carb-intake-for-weight-loss/ by Mark's Daily... (more)

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Megan_16 0 · September 14, 2012 at 3:50 AM

I seriously doubt the refeed was the cause of your period...as generally the things that affect the timing of your period are going to be things that happen prior to ovulation. Once you ovulate, unless you are pregnant, you'll get your period... (more)

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by 148 · about 15 hours ago

Hopefully I'm not asking a question that is already out there--I looked and couldn't find anything that quite fit my situation. Oh and right off the bat: no, I am definitely, positively, absolutely NOT pregnant. I found out about Paleo a little... (more)

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karmapolicia 0 · August 18, 2012 at 2:15 AM

for me, the higher fat intake actually made my periods heavier and more regular, which is interesting because was and am quite overweight. 60% seems like a good number. when push comes to shove, dietary changes can affect your cycle. i used to... (more)

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by 1418 · about 15 hours ago

This female I know has had irregular menstrual cycles from when she started menstruating. She is 5'5 and weighs 109-ish pounds. Well apparently she has been bleeding for 20 days or more now last month.This is the first time that has ever happened... (more)

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NoBadWaves 0 · July 27, 2012 at 11:54 AM

I will second her ruling out any more serious issues that I'm ignorant of (like the fibroids suggested above)... but if this is a hormonal issue, herbs can help to tone the endocrine and reproductive systems. I was in the middle of copying it... (more)

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by 871 · about 15 hours ago

Hello All, I'm sorry to be a broken record about this topic (a couple posts recently), just not sure what to do... I have come off the pill and started Bio-identical Progesterone in hopes of cycling naturally...but that was May--now almost end... (more)

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Happy_Now 0 · July 19, 2012 at 7:45 PM

Are you getting enough sun and supplementing with vitamin D? And are you making sure that you don't shower for at least 3-4 hours after being in the sun so the D in your skin can be absorbed? Vitamin D is supposed to make a big difference with... (more)

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by 195 · about 15 hours ago

I just recently started weight training with a cross fit style coach about five weeks ago.. I did 2 weeks of twice a week, and 3 weeks of 3 times a week. I have very little body strength and we're basically working from the 'ground up'.. We lift... (more)

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Violet9 0 · June 27, 2012 at 5:27 PM

1) How long have you been eating paleo? What's your carb intake like? 2) "Over-exercise shouldn't be an issue because I have plenty of body fat from being 'skinny fat'." A person can have lots of body fat and still be exercising too hard. Hard... (more)

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