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My last experience with this was 1.5 years ago. I had lost some weight and as a result my period disappeared. I wasn't underweight or anything, but I wasn't eating any fat and was over exercising. I decided to eat 3000+ calories a day plus eat an avocado a day to try and get my period back. Fifteen pounds and two months later I got my period back, but I was unhappy with myself. It took me six months to lose the fifteen pounds plus an extra 10-15 lbs more. I cut out fat again and was training for a marathon. The marathon is over and I only run 35-45 miles a week, plus I ride my bike everywhere, I take one rest day a week, and I eat 15-20% fat now. I've gained five pounds in the last month due to eating more calories (from nuts and seeds) because I'm trying to see if I can get my period back just upping my fat. Unfortunately, eating nuts/seeds makes me just want more, hence I've been eating like 2 cups worth of nuts everyday for almost a week or two.
I'm going to incorporate nuts/seeds into my salads only now to prevent cravings, and I'm going to decrease my exercise, but is there anything else I can do to get my period back besides gain weight?

I have a food baby right now from eating a cup of mixed walnuts/cashews/pumpkin seeds/sunflower seeds plus under a cup of soaked oats to stop the cravings. And this was after eating a bowl of steamed brocoli/cauliflower/carrots, two tomatoes, and four medium sweet potatoes. I didn't get a picture, but the pictures attached are typical meals for me every day. Breakfast, lunch, dinner. I don't snack. Sometimes I only eat one or two large meals a day.

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a couple of raw discussions on topic...



A few women have gotten lighter periods or even completely lost their periods, (not stopped ovulation though), on 100% raw but not on cooked vegan or even high raw.  It does sound like you may be under eating for your activity level, so I would think this is most likely what is effecting your periods.  Here are some good things to read/watch on topic:  

Aloha to 30BaD's Welcome Wagon!

"The Physiological Enigma of Women"

How I lost my period on a RAW VEGAN Diet


Hope these discussions are helpful to you! :)

Thank you for the reply!

I wouldn't overeat on nuts if I was you.  Even though they are listed as having loads of calories and fat you only absorb a small portion of that because of how easily they just pass through.  They are notorious for creating that bloaty food baby you're talking about.  A few every once in a while is fine but I wouldn't make them a large part of my daily diet.  I'd focus on getting more protein from beans and lentils instead of nuts. 

Also, stop worrying about losing/maintaining a low weight.  Eat healthy whole foods.  It doesn't matter what number you see when you step on a scale.


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