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Old 24-12-2017, 23:43
thebackingpace Female thebackingpace is offline
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Default Advice Needed!! (Weigh gain, hairfall, menstrual cycle)

Hi all! I've completed my program at 48.4kg, 1 and a half months back. I've then gained 3kgs. Right on maintenance, I started exercising regularly, about 2-4 times a week. Consists of yoga, cardio, weights. I'm mostly eating Cohen's food but no longer weighing it. I emailed my clinic and was advised to go back on the Eating Plan for 2 - 3 days.

My entire program lasted for 3 months and after 1 month my menstruation stopped. I've missed 3 cycles now, very easily bloated with flatulence, and hair is falling. Seems like something is wrong with my body... Should i do a few days of the Eating Plan or see a doctor or what else can I do? I would want to go back to my goal weight..

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Old 27-12-2017, 09:31
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Default Re: Advice Needed!! (Weigh gain, hairfall, menstrual cycle)

Hi, Iím sorry to hear youíve had a hard time since finishing the program. Iíd go see a doctor. If your GP doesnít know where to start, perhaps start with a blood test that checks a broad range of bodily functions to see whatís going on. Very generally speaking, menstration stops when youíre body is under a lot of stress (extreme / professional level exercise, anorexia, obesity, etc), so for me, thatís a symptom that I would get checked out. Best of luck.
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Old 29-12-2017, 17:24
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Hi there sorry to hear of challenges in maintenance but based on my experience and what I've read on the forum this is not unusual.

You've lost an extraordinary amount in a brief period of time and your body is off balance. I really think the refeed needs to be longer though by then I'm half convinced I don't need it!

Did you find any foods disagreed w you during refeed? It can be very useful to log what you eat. I use My Fitness Pal and plan to continue into early maintenance as a useful reference.

Your body also reinstated its glycogen stores and if your salt has increased water retention is very likely.

All the best w your journey and hope you are feeling better. I'll see if I can dig up some useful threads and bump them for your reference.

Goal range: 59kg - 62kg
Start Date: 14/1/2012
Refeed Start Date: 1/8/2012 - 18/8/2012
Drop by for a visit at my maintenance diary:Maintaining Marmaduke
Or my refeed diary: Marmaduke's Refeed Diary
Or my weight loss diary: Marmaduke's Diary
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