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Girly topic - TOTM changes?


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S: 15st6lb C: 14st4lb G: 12st7lb BMI: 32.3 Loss: 1st2lb(7.41%)
Has anyone else found that CD (SS) has mucked up their cycle? I was on Lipotrim and total normal, regular as clockwork... I switched to CD almost 2 weeks ago, was due on last week, and nothing happened...

I know anorexics often don't have periods, but whether that's due to lack of calorie intake, or lack of fat on them (fat needed to produce oestrogen if I remember biology lessons correctly?!) - I'm sure not lacking fat!!
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S: 16st11.0lb C: 15st10.0lb G: 13st7.0lb BMI: 37.8 Loss: 1st1lb(6.38%)
Poor you. It has the opposite effect on me - I go from having a rather erratic cycle when off CD to having an on the button, completely dependable 28 day cycle when I'm on CD. Obviously, being in ketosis really suits me, LOL, as I first noticed this effect when I first did Atkins years ago.

There is an oestrogen connection as I recall - oestrogen's stored in fat cells, so as your fat cells shrink, you release the oestrogen into your blood stream. Which creates havoc in some, and serenity in others, apparently. :) My periods are a lot heavier at the moment though. :(
S: 20st0lb C: 16st7lb G: 12st12lb BMI: 36.2 Loss: 3st7lb(17.5%)
Lily hit it spot on with the oestrogen/fat cells thing. As a result of that understanding they've recently identified that obesity affects the menstrual cycle and can cause painful and/or irregular periods.


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S: 15st6lb C: 14st4lb G: 12st7lb BMI: 32.3 Loss: 1st2lb(7.41%)
The bizarre thing is, I was regular as anything when I was fatter, it was just this blip! I ended up doing a pregnancy test (thankfully negative!) and then when I did come on, I had a very short period (3 days). It'll be interesting to see if I'm late next time!
S: 21st3lb C: 19st11lb G: 12st7lb BMI: 39.7 Loss: 1st6lb(6.73%)
Just before I started CD, I missed two periods, which really freaked me out. So far I have been irregular and so so heavy. But I'm always heavy, so maybe it just feels bad right now because I can't comfort myself with chocolate and cheesy garlic bread!! At least I'm having periods...
S: 12st8lb C: 12st7lb G: 9st12lb BMI: 30 Loss: 0st1lb(0.57%)
Although I am on the pill my periods are a bit erratic, normally my period would start 4 days after finishing taking the pill, this month it started the day after and is very very heavy....


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S: 15st6lb C: 14st4lb G: 12st7lb BMI: 32.3 Loss: 1st2lb(7.41%)
I do think it all changes our cycles... I wasn't quite as late this time, but still about a week later than I normally am. It's odd because I've been on a VLCD for 15 weeks now, and it's only my last 2 periods that have been late (and lighter than usual!)

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