Paleo/Primal eating PCOS amenorrhea and weight loss

Asked on December 19, 2013
Created December 19, 2013 at 7:06 AM

I've been eating grain free for a couple of years and eating primal (1 cup of homemade yogurt and a little butter daily and the occasional bit of cheese) for the past year. I have had amenorrhea (no periods) for a year now - coinciding with when i stopped eating soy and started eating meat after a few years of being a vegetarian.

I had an ovarian serous cystadenoma removed in September along with some extensive endometriosis. I've healed really well from the surgery but still no period!

I'm 167cms tall (5 feet 5 inches) currently weigh 60 kg (or 132 pounds. At my highest weight (eating a vegetarian SAD) I was 76 kg (167.5 pounds). That weight has been lost slowly and healthfully over a few years. Apart from some casual walking around I only do 3 hours of exercise a week in the form of pilates (eg. strengthening but nothing too stressful / chronic cardio)

My bmi is 21.5 - So not too low at all. Although putting my measurements into online calculators (I don't own any calipers) my body fat percentage comes out low. Though that just can't be right. My measurements are: Neck: 31cm Waist: 65cm Hips 78cm

Typical day of eating for me would be...

Breakfast: 2 eggs, kale, mushrooms, tomato cooked in butter and 1 whole avocado. 1 pot of green tea

Mid Morning: 1 coffee

Lunch: Huge bowl of steamed broccoli and cauliflower with garlic and a can of tuna

Afternoon snack: 1 cup of full fat yogurt, some berries, pure WPI blended into a smoothie

Dinner: Paleo bolognese (125g beef ) served over zucchini noodles

Dessert: Mango or other seasonal fruit

Any ideas about how to get my period back? My gyno is pretty insistent that I go back on the pill but I've heard it can increase your risk of diabetes up to 200% if you have PCOS!

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