Today I have a real treat for you — you're going to learn all about weight loss after recovering from hypothalamic amenorrhea and adrenal fatigue.
I was really excited to sit down with my friend Danny J to talk about weight loss after amenorrhea and adrenal fatigue. I get so many questions regarding this topic, and I don't know any better person to talk about it than Danny.
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Years ago, dieting and training for figure competitions started to take a toll on Danny's health. She became extremely exhausted, she lost her period, her thyroid wasn't functioning normally… To the point where she started putting on weight extremely fast without being able to have any control over it.
Years later, the weight gradually started to come off.
In this interview, you find out more about her story and post amenorrhea weight loss.
Here are the timestamps of this video:
1:00 Danny's background as a personal trainer and a figure competitor
2:30 Gaining weight, despite eating “clean” and cutting calories even more
3:45 Gaining 30 lbs in just a few months and spending the next 2 years trying to find the next diet that would help to lose it
5:00 Finding the reasons: Was it adrenal fatigue, metabolic damage, hypothalamic amenorrhea, all of them?
5:45 What eating 900 calories a day and working out 2-4 hours a day looked like
6:30 When the weight finally started to drop
8:35 Mental stress from dieting
12:55 Extreme exhaustion and other symptoms that Danny experienced during the years of adrenal fatigue and hypothalamic amenorrhea
17:30 Once you period is back, when is it safe to start losing weight?
20:10 What you should do when overtraining symptoms are coming back (and often they will… )
22:25 What were Danny's biggest fears going through this process and what she did about them
24:30 Gradual, unintentional weight loss
27:00 Danny's lifestyle now, when she's not worrying about her weight
31:10 How can you accept your body when you feel too big, too ugly, too out of shape? How to change your mindset?
34:40 Danny's final advice: The best way to recover from Hypothalamic Amenorrhea and Adrenal Fatigue
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If you need support on your journey to recover from overtraining or hypothalamic amenorrhea, you can apply to work with me.