Apologies on the subject :)
About 2 months ago I recovered from being about 3.5kg (7 lb and 11.45 oz) underweight, and I regained my period after successfully gaining about 4/5 kilograms ( 9 lb and 14.73 oz) back into what I believe, for me is a healthy weight 50-51.5 kg ( 112 lb ) I'm 170 cm ( 5 ft 7 ) tall, and I am 16 years old ( and while normally getting period It either starts around the same time or earlier). I used to have an undereating tendency and have been skinny-ish for the most part of my life. My father is quite tall and skinny and the same for a few other members in the family, so I assume it's genetic
After recovering my period returned right around the usual day I would get my period. Now a month later, expecting my period to come, it's approx 3-4 days late Now I know this doesn't sound much, and that I probably shouldn't be worrying, but to ask in advance, If I get Amenorrhoea again, should I gain more weight? Or should I do something else? More fat?
I understand that you're 16 so still growing, and that you come from a skinny family, but 112 lbs may still be less than your body needs to be. I'm sure you've done the calculation - it's a BMI of 17.5 which for an adult is definitely underweight.
I would monitor caloric intake with Cron O Meter or Fitday. You might be surprised how easy it is to undereat on certain diets. You might have to resort to things that are normally not recommend on paleo forums (since most people struggle with overeating rather than undereating), such as smoothies, in order to boost your caloric intake. Calories calories calories is my mantra with menstruation issues.
I've struggled with amenorrhoea and the normal fluctuations in cycle length make me nervous as well. But they are just that, totally normal. Do your best to relax. I strongly reccomend you get the book "Taking Charge of Your Fertility," by Toni Weschler if you don't already have it. It explains how to recognize at what point in your cycle you are in, when you are ovulating, when you can expect your period and more. Tracking this is very easy and takes away much of the uncertainty and fear you get when your period is late.
Not necessarily more fat, but more balanced food. For example, do you eat offal once a week, how about sea veggies like kelp? How about fermented foods like sauerkraut, maybe even some home-made goat kefir? Do you cook with coconut oil? Do you eat enough fish and shellfish? I hope you're not into artificial sweeteners, but you do have some fruit, and maybe some raw, unfiltered and local honey. How about bone marrow broths? Maybe some supplementation with a multi-vitamin (and D3, if you're not going out on the sun much), might help too.
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