Can I lose weight after Hypothalamic Amenorrhea Recovery?
Can I lose weight after Hypothalamic Amenorrhea Recovery? This is a question I sometimes get from those who have come out on the other side of Hypothalamic Amenorrhea Recovery. Let’s delve into it.
Why do you want to lose weight?
Weight gained during Hypothalamic Amenorrhea recovery served a specific function. When you are widening your view of health behind a specific number on the scale, how is your health in terms of mood, energy levels, bone density, food freedom and overall well-being? The majority of my clients are so happy and grateful for where they are at in their life post Hypothalamic Amenorrhea that body and shape are really not the main focus anymore. All that being said, if you still ask your self the question “Can I lose weight after Hypothalamic Amenorrhea Recovery”? You can, but you need to be very mindful about how and at what cost.
Set point, overshoot and weight loss after Hypothalamic Amenorrhea
Some people who have recovered from Hypothalamic Amenorrhea may encounter a period of "overshoot" in their weight. In such cases, many women discover that over the course of a year or two, some of this excess weight naturally diminishes, leading to a stabilization at a healthy equilibrium. While this process may appear lengthy, it is a much wiser choice than pursuing rapid weight loss, as rapid weight loss can have adverse effects on both your mental and physical well-being.
Listen to your body and make conscious choices
Lagom is a Swedish word meaning "just the right amount" or "not too much, not too little". It can be translated as "in moderation", "in balance", "perfect-simple", "just enough", "ideal" and "suitable". If you find yourself several months recovered from Hypothalamic Amenorrhea still wanting to do changes to your routine, it's essential to avoid extreme measures. Suddenly slashing your calorie intake or resuming exercise routines will do nothing but harm. Instead try to embrace your body's innate balance and find contentment within it. It is really advisable not to force weight loss. While this might not be what you want to hear, Hypothalamic Amenorrhea hopefully taught you to trust your own intuition about what and how much to eat, rather than relying on external rules or calorie calculators. If you in Hypothalamic Amenorrhea recovery wanted a large bowl of ice cream every night, do you still want it now? Maybe you want a little less? Maybe you crave something else? By becoming attuned to your hunger and satisfaction, you can naturally determine your dietary needs without relying on apps.
Monitor your menstrual cycle
If you do change your routine, it is important to do small changes and make them one by one. It is crucial that you continue to closely monitor your menstrual cycle during and after any changes. If you notice any of the below:
That your follicular phase gets longer
Your luteal phase gets shorter
You start observing spotting before or after the onset of your period
You experience anovulatory cycles
You need to reverse from the changes you made. If you start implementing a lot of changes simultaneously, you will not know what of the changes that made the scale tip over from “lagom” to too much.
In summary, it is possible to lose weight after recovering from Hypothalamic Amenorrhea, but it should be approached cautiously. Prioritizing your overall health and well-being should be the primary focus.