Originally Posted by gjbz123
Hello sorry if this an awkward question but I'm scared.
So last week I went full vegan for a week but couldn't keep it up and just went back to a junk food eating vegetarian and now my period so far is one week late does that have something to do with my vegetarian to vegan back to vegetarian all happening in the span of one week? And I know I can't be pregnant or anything because I've never done any of that nasty stuff I'm only 16 and this is my 3rd year with a period so not sure if that'll change anything I don't know but please let me know and this is very awkward for me to ask.
Very good questions, not awkward.
According to the Mayo Clinic, amenorrhea (loss of menstrual period) can be caused by many things: https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-...s/syc-20369299
Were you eating enough during the week that you ate vegan? Plenty of pasta, beans, nuts, sauces? Young women need plenty of calories.
“Specific recommendations for a healthy diet include: eating more fruit, vegetables, legumes, nuts and grains; cutting down on salt, sugar and fats. It is also advisable to choose unsaturated fats, instead of saturated fats and towards the elimination of trans-fatty acids."
- United Nations' World Health Organization