In December 2012, I started to try out Paleo. I stuck to it pretty well, and it affected my period. I am pretty regular. At one point I got it very light for a few days, then about a week and a half later, I got it all over again, but this time my regular flow.
Now, four months later, it has happened again. I'm about 80/20 Paleo, so I'm not sure if this is throwing it off or what. I've also been working out a lot more the past 2 weeks, so I'm not sure if this is adding to it as well.
I had asked my Dr in December, and she said diet and lifestyle change can greatly affect a woman's cycle. I just don't understand why it's getting messed up again. Maybe because I'm not sticking to Paleo 100% of the time.
Any other ladies out there that have had irregular periods or ones back to back within a week or two? Any information is much appreciated!
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on April 23, 2013
at 03:58 PM
Are you eating lots of good fats? n=1 low fat means super light/non-existent and irregular cycles.
Stress, major shift in eating habits (ie super low carb to high), PCOS, coming off the pill, weightloss and over training can also cause changes in your cycle. Anything that throws your body off will inevitably affect whether or not your body feels like its appropriate or safe to "reproduce".
A brief intro can be read here on some of the most common reasons.
on April 24, 2013
at 01:26 AM
2 things to check:
- make sure your calories are sufficient.
- are you eating a lot of phytoestrogens (flax,e.g.)? Flax caused me problems.