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My first post and a question

It took me forever to find this site, and I am so glad.

I just completed week 2 and and down 12.5 pounds. In ketosis and loving it. Miss my food, but I'm not physically hungry.

My question is: where did my period go? I was supposed to start right at the beginning of the diet. Now, I'm 2 weeks late and I KNOW I am NOT pregnant!

Is this common?

Sorry my first post is a TMI question, but it's starting to bother me.

TIA for all responses.

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S: 18st2lb C: 16st3.5lb G: 11st2lb Loss: 1st12.5lb(10.43%)
Hi Pam,

Well done on your 12.5 pounds:happy096:

This does seem to be a very common side effect.

Does the ‘Sole Source’ programme affect the menstrual cycle?
Hormone levels fluctuate when there are changes in weight – particularly in women. For most, the menstrual cycle is not affected, but some women experience increased activity and breakthrough bleeding may occur. Others may find that their periods stop for a while. Once target weight is reached and weight loss ceases, the metabolic rate will adjust to a new level appropriate to the new weight, and the hormones will settle down and find their own pattern again
Source: cambridge company history

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Finally...Life begins
G: 10st0lb
Hiya Pam and welcome to the site,

I have no idea about your question - sorry, but I would like to say well done on your weight loss! 12.5 is fantastic!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Congratulations!!
S: 14st1lb C: 8st10lb BMI: 23 Loss: 5st5lb(38.07%)
Welcome Pam and well done on your success so far.

I think Mini has covered your questions and yes my TOTM when haywire!

Good luck with the journey.

S: 17st4lb C: 16st11lb G: 11st0lb BMI: 43 Loss: 0st7lb(2.89%)
Hi Pam
Just thought I'd welcome you aboard and say well done on your weight loss so far.
Hope you got the answers you were looking for :)
hiya Pam WOW well done on your first week's weight loss that's fantastic!!!!


Back On CD.......
S: 15st7lb C: 12st13lb G: 11st7lb Loss: 2st8lb(16.59%)
Hiya Pam,

Just wanna say a Huge Welcome to the site, It will be one of the best things you have ever done, the support here is Fantastic.

Congrats on your fab weight loss..



Fed up of being fat
Hi Pam and welcome

Well done on your 12.5lbs!!


Loving the Cambridge Diet
Well done on your weight loss so far.

My cycle went haywire too!

4 days early
4 days early
13 days late
11 days early
bang on time
bang on time


Deb G

Silver Member
S: 13st10lb C: 13st7lb G: 9st0lb Loss: 0st3lb(1.56%)
Well done on your loss. I've only had 2 periods in 17 weeks (and those only lasted 2 days) which I thought was a real bonus to the diet!!!! Its because alot of female hormones are stored in your abdominal fat, so when you start losing abdominal fat it plays havoc with the normal functions. Once you've finished, you should get back to normal again!

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