I started restricting (eating around 1500-2000 kcals a day, 6 hours of exercise a week) around June, last year. That's when I lost my period. I started recovery in January, have been eating 3000+ calories since (except a few weeks of relapse) and I have finally got my period back!! I couldn't be more excited. So to those girls out there who are fighting E.D: go to this website. Good luck to you all!
P.S. I'm quitting caloriecount for good. Calorie counting ruined my life, both socially, mentally and physically. I know it works for some people, for me it didn't.
...Great advice, too
sorry but this sounds like advertising!
I checked briefly your other post about ED and lack of period, I don't really think caloriecount encourages you to get to a certain weight(especially not under 100 pounds at your height).
I am not a employee of about.com or affiliates, but your 'period' issue might be because of stress and hormonal imbalance. of course, when you start dieting you should first consult your doctor, check if your state is ok for it. then go for it.
it's a bit unjust to say what you have said about caloriecount, if you didn't do your homework at the given time..
I can say the opposite, that even though I am on a diet, I have a long period.
So what would the conclusion be, after reading both my and your testimonials?
None. So it must be external factors, or individual body response. Each is responsible to check this and stop or continue some path.
I lost my period for a year and a half. Got it back last June, and when I saw it, I was just soooo ecstatic!
mariacoralia- Caloriecount in wonderful and I've learnt so much from this site, but I can understand how some people might not do well with it. Calorie counting can spark obsession in a lot of individuals, and this site, although unintentionally, could trigger the desire to obsessively count every calorie. I'd love to quit calcounting, but I'm hooked on it. I still love caloriecount for its support and info, though. :)
I understand what you mean, but the point is what makes the difference between people who use caloriecount correctly as a tool to help with goals and the ones who get obsessive on it. I think it is psychological. So if caloriecount would not exist, for example, the obsession would be moved on something else(e.g. if you have compulsive behavior). so it's not the product faulty, it's the personality traits or tendencies that are bad. anyway, each person is responsible to choose, try and stop. blaming caloriecount is just hilarious, sorry to say. caloriecount doesn't force anyone into it, through it you can get community advice and can control calories quicker than just putting all the stuff you eat into excel.
a good 'product' , trigger for obsession? maybe, but if the obsessive thing exists, it will show up no matter what. better deal with our unnatural behavior and model it than blame something meant to be helpful.
just my 2 cents