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3/1/17 6:18 P

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Jules,

You might have to check with a dr on your periods... IMHO your body is probably healing and your periods is one way it is shedding some excess stuff your body doesn't need.

Holly & Jules,
I have been taking Great Lakes Gelatin Collagen Hydrolysate Beef, Kosher, 16 oz

www.amazon.com/Great-Lakes-Gelatin-C
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for my hair, joints and nails. I only use 2 TBS and it dissolves in water. It has I think 11g of protein and oodles of amino acids.

My BFF was taking this for a couple of weeks and she began to bleed. She called me and I researched .. and said your gut, etc was doing some healing. Anyway she must have stop taking it. I wish she had continued with it. because in July she had pain in her gut .... to make a long story short - by the end of August - She had been surgically opened up and they found cysts all over her colon and other parts. Took about 4 ft out. cleaned her and she has a colonostomy bag. She is now back to taking it daily.

Started 9/27/13 to release myself from my 'FAT' cocoon ~ Restarting 9/1/17 my journey!!!!

SW 254.4 lbs 9/1/17 CW 249.8 lbs 12/17/17 GW 145 -135 lbs by 9/1/18

I use this KETO Calculator to figure my min/max amounts http://www.mydreamshape.com/keto-calculato
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Carbs 18-24 g; (5%)
Fat 129-174 g; (80%)
Protein 55-73 g; (15%)
calories 1456-1956
as of 2/6/17 (recalculate at 10-20 lb loss)

Suggested Reading "KETO CLARITY" by Jimmy Moore & Dr. Eric C. Westm


 current weight: 249.8 
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3/1/17 1:19 P

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I don't know but I'm kinda liking the less facial hair! I used to have like 8 really wiry ones I had to pluck every few days and now I go looking for them and they are just not there!!!

I'm hoping as I get more adapted, my periods will get lighter because that is what everyone is reporting. I bleed through super tampons in a matter of 2 hours and before, I couldn't use supers because it wouldn't soak up even if it was in all day.

My boobs are shrinking. I used to be a 34 DDD, now I think I'm like a 32 C or D. I'll have to get measured because I'm not sure. I'm not looking forward to replacing my bras because my size is very difficult to find. . . .have you seen 34 DDDs in stores???? So I might wait a few months to see where my size settles. My bras are typically at a minimum $60 a piece.

I did buy all new work out clothes. All of mine were too big and as I was running, I found myself pulling my running pants up all the time. I'm now a small/x small.

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2/28/17 4:24 P

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I, too, was menopausal by a couple months when i started. I always had a long thick mane of hair and it was falling out. I notice now its not, and i'm hoping it starts to thicken again..
as for the facial hair..i hadnt thought about it..but you are right..i have a few stray (my dr says if you are over 30 you have some..just how it is) but i havent even thought about them for a bit..i'm 4 months on keto tomorrow.

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2/28/17 9:23 A

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Thank you! I will have to watch that video!

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2/27/17 1:19 P

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Jules,

Can't help too much there. I was in Menopausei when I started eating Paleo and then 3 months later eating the KETO way....I still have to pluck what I call the firmer (not peach fuzz) hairs and some are dark too. I also shave the soft looking hairs when I get tired of looking at them on the lower half of face (from the below the checks to chin area),

Back to before when I was still having periods and was probably in Peri menopause my periods where heavy. So I think it probably has something to do with the hormones.

And I haven't watched this Video of Stephanie's yet but maybe it will provide clues.

KETOGENIC DIET: Estrogen dominance & Low T in men and women (12/2016)
www.youtube.com/watch?v=9vAgc-gpubY

She has a few other videos but these were done in 2014 that talk about this. They may still be valuable.

Also there might be something posted in older topics of the keto groups or groups that also have a Keto component.

Vicky




Started 9/27/13 to release myself from my 'FAT' cocoon ~ Restarting 9/1/17 my journey!!!!

SW 254.4 lbs 9/1/17 CW 249.8 lbs 12/17/17 GW 145 -135 lbs by 9/1/18

I use this KETO Calculator to figure my min/max amounts http://www.mydreamshape.com/keto-calculato
r/
Carbs 18-24 g; (5%)
Fat 129-174 g; (80%)
Protein 55-73 g; (15%)
calories 1456-1956
as of 2/6/17 (recalculate at 10-20 lb loss)

Suggested Reading "KETO CLARITY" by Jimmy Moore & Dr. Eric C. Westm


 current weight: 249.8 
254.4
227.05
199.7
172.35
145
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2/27/17 11:39 A

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I've read some articles about how keto affects women and men differently and I'm guessing of course it does!

I've read things on reddit and other experiences women have and am wondering if the same things are happening here because, well, I feel a little closer to the women here than random message boards.

So here goes!

I hear that periods get lighter on keto and I've experienced the exact opposite. My periods are heavier than I remember it to be for a long time. How are yours affected? I've been on keto for about 2-3 months, I'd say I've been in ketosis for about 2 months.

I have noticed my facial hair is getting less and less. This makes sense because those that have PCOS say that they noticed this too. I didn't have a ton of facial hair, just a few strands here and there that I had to pluck but now I look for them to pluck and they aren't there.

Any other women's issues I should be aware of? Please share!

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