Can a low calorie diet affect your period?

Yes. A consistently low calorie diet leading to significant and/or rapid weight loss can cause the body's hormonal balance to become disrupted. It is not uncommon for someone who is significantly underweight or who has lost weight very rapidly to experience amenorrhea, or the absence of menstruation.
Yes. When you decrease fat in the body your hormone balance can change. Usually this is due to Progesterone deficiency. Low fat also leads to low estrogen.

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Any advice? I have been on a low calorie diet and haven't gotten my monthly period yet?

Might be due to low. calories. Reasons for missed/late periods: low body weight, obesity, marked weight ^ or v, over-exercise, endurance athletics, breast-feeding, ^ stress, illness, eating disorders (bulimia or anorexia), anovulatory cycle (no egg released), travel, hormone irregularities, drug use, meds (i.e., birth control) or medical problems (i.e. PCOS). #1 reason is pregnancy. Read more...

Can eating a low calorie diet effect your period?

Menstrual cycle. Yes. Anorexia is a cause of abnormal period, very low calorie diet might cause the same symptoms. Please consult a dietitian before doing a low calorie regimen. Read more...

Can PCOS be caused by extremely low calorie diet at age of 13? (diet caused clockwise periods not to come for 6 months, until returned to norm diet)

NOT MY FIRST CHOICE. Starvation/anorexia suppress the creation of hormones that are needed to sustain normal cycles. Return to normal nutrition signals the bodies internal clock that reproduction, an optional body function, would not draw off nutrients needed for the person to survive. PCOS is an entirely different issue that can cause irregular cycles. Read more...

How safe is a low calorie diet?

How low? Very strict diets run the risk of dehydration and ketosis and possibilities to faint, develop anemia or electrolyte disturbances ( low potassium, calcium, magnesium, low vitamins etc.) less than 1200 cal/ day are probably too restrictive. Read more...
See below. Low calorie diet depends on how low your calorie intake should be. Chasing calories is not always the best answer. Learning how to eat for yourself is the best way to go. Discuss with your doctor before beginning any weight loss program. You can find some information@www.Weighstation.Net and it's all for free. Blessings to you. Read more...

I need to know what is a low calorie diet?

Short answer. It seems logical that if calories are the problem, you would want to eat as few of them as possible to speed weight loss. As a general rule, people need a minimum of 1,200 calories daily to stay healthy. People who have a strenuous fitness routine or perform many daily activities need more calories. If you have reduced your calorie intake below 1,200 calories a day, you could be hurting your body. Read more...

Can I keep and gain muscle on a low calorie diet?

Probably not. It wold depend on the amount of protein you consume and how much you work out to develop and keep the muscles. Low calorie diets may not supply the anount of carbs, protein and fat you will need to maintain. It would depend on your height and weight and age. I would be very careful, work with a reputable sports trainer, sports medicine doctor and reputable nutritionist. Danger! will robinson! Read more...
Depends. Depends upon how low and if you are consuming enough lean protein. A very low calorie diet is <800 calories a day, and needs to be more closely monitored by a medical person.So, calorie type and activity level should conserve muscle mass, if done right. Read more...

How can I get constipation relieved when on a low calorie diet?

Fiber/fluids. Low calorie diet should include high fiber meals and you need to drink 80-100 ounces of noncafeinated, non alcoholic fluid daily. Calories have nothing to do with constipation. Read more...