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    Default Stopping sugar was the answer!

    Just thought I'd mention this in case anyone has had similar problems...

    I went off the pill in October 2013, had a normal period for three months then nothing for over a year. At first I thought I was pregnant but every test said no.

    I saw three different doctors who basically told me they didn't know why my periods stopped. I had hormone tests, internal ultrasounds and everything was fine.

    I then started seeing a nutritionist on the suggestion of a friend who said my zinc was low.

    I know this is connected, but although I felt better and had spotting, I still didn't have a proper period.

    Finally, I went COMPLETELY off sugar. Since then I have had three periods between 26 to 28 days and am now five weeks pregnant for the first time ever!

    Not trying to say this is the answer to everything but I think it made a difference for me and there was so little around on the internet about my particular problem I thought I'd share.

    I've also cut out a lot of carbs.

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    Well done @Violet85! I'm currently trying to reduce my sugar intake and its certainly a challenge!

    Any tips you can share?

    And congratulations!

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    Thank you!! Still feeling pretty surreal! My best advice is to substitute. So I'm (fortunately) not a big sweet tooth anyway but I was surprised how much sugar I was eating! My biggest thing was Milo. So instead of not having anything I bought sugar free hot chocolate. And I bought Mayvers paste instead of peanut paste (awesome stuff, no sugar).
    It took me three goes to do it, but Ive now adjusted and don't miss it Good luck!!
    Quote Originally Posted by Lavender86 View Post
    Well done @Violet85! I'm currently trying to reduce my sugar intake and its certainly a challenge!

    Any tips you can share?

    And congratulations!

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    Amazing!! I love peanut butter so I might give that stuff a go.

    Thank you

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lavender86 View Post
    Amazing!! I love peanut butter so I might give that stuff a go.

    Thank you
    It takes a little getting used to but I think its nice. also, tip, there's one that does have sugar in it. I think its the chocolate spread? Coles seem to have the best range. In the health food section.
    Oh and if you do slip, don't beat yourself up about it!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lavender86 View Post
    Amazing!! I love peanut butter so I might give that stuff a go.

    Thank you
    It takes a little getting used to but I think its nice. also, tip, there's one that does have sugar in it. I think its the chocolate spread? Coles seem to have the best range. In the health food section.
    Oh and if you do slip, don't beat yourself up about it!!

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    I'm doing LCHF and have cut out sugar, have been back on it since monday and AF came today!
    Hubby and I sat and watched "That Sugar Film" last night, was a definate eye opener on how much sugar is in seemingly normal foods.
    I don't like artificial sweetner so i just don't have any sugary foods or sugar in coffee which takes a little to get used to but once you do and then have one with sugar it's amazing!

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