And went to get checked out by your doctor. Your doctor may have brushed this off as "something that happens", may have suggested birth control as a way to regulate hormones, or even yet, incorrectly diagnosed you with PCOS.
Trying to understand what's going on and why, you hit google to research HA.
You read that your body likely needs more food but it's incredibly overwhelming to think about:
You’re thinking, “What about exercise?? I thought exercise was good for the body? And isn't exercise supposed to help with stress?!”
You might even be questioning the diagnosis because it feels like you eat a ton and maybe you haven't even lost weight... how could your body possibly be feeling starved enough to stop producing hormones?
Perhaps despite all of this, you dove in and attempted to eat more and you're left feeling frustrated that you tried to eat more yet still didn't get your period back. You did all these hard things and still nothing.
Or maybe, your fears got in the way:
You're scared about the health consequences of missing your period and just wish you knew what to do to get it back and get your life back. You want to enjoy eating again without the stress and just get back to all the things you used to love to do.
If you never had to stress about your hormones & could wake up every day with confidence knowing you have a healthy period, better bone health, and a great relationship with food.
Imagine life without rigid meal plans, measuring, or calorie counting.
Imagine going out with friends and enjoying dessert together without getting lost and overwhelmed in your own head about what you should or shouldn’t do, or how you’re going to make up for this the next day.
Imagine going for a run simply because it feels good at that moment not because it gives you permission to eat.
Imagine all that you could enjoy in your day if you weren’t trapped in your food fears or making decisions based on the scale number.
Imagine the Freedom.
I started restricting and over-exercising when I was 16. After 5 years with a missing period, I now have a normal period again! And I loving running again - but now it's because I want to run, not because I feel like I 'should'.
— Sarah H.
This is not a templated approach. Receive individualized nutrition recommendations from a registered dietitian on what to eat for your period recovery and how to get there, so it’s crystal clear and there’s no guesswork or question about what you *should* be doing.
Meet with me weekly for training and live support, so you can ask your burning questions and get into conversation about what you’re dealing with at the moment. Access to the video replays available within 24 hours so you don’t miss a beat as you're still living your life.
Get Mon-Fri group & private chat box support so you always have access to me and you never get stuck. Weekly check-ins to keep you on track and accountable to your recovery plan. It’s a group program but no one is left behind here, you’ll get the 1:1 support where you need it.
Workbooks, self-assessments, food lists, snack ideas, recipes, and more! You’ll get all the tools you need with each lesson so you can take action right away and recover at your own pace.
Get empowered to reach your goals by a community of other women just like you! You’ll learn from others, get inspired by them, share in triumphs and setbacks, and have MORE fun along the way!
A Board Certified Sports Dietitian and former HA sufferer who helps women recover from HA while learning to navigate a healthier relationship with food and exercise
After my own recovery and helping women for 14 years in their recovery, I've developed an evidence-based nutrition roadmap so you can feel like YOU again!
Hi Christina! I just wanted to give a huge thank you to you for working with me, and making recovery a possibility for me! I don't think I've ever felt so comfortable in my body, and I am so grateful for the place I'm in. I've been working out, eating what feels good for myself and the results both physically and mentally have been so wonderful. Thank you for helping me and giving me the tools to change my life around!
— Olivia, recovered from HA
Possibly! At the present time, Christina is a provider for BCBS-IL. This coverage may extend to other states based on licensure laws.
Current states eligible for insurance coverage include: Illinois
Additional states possibly eligible for insurance coverage include: Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Utah, Wyoming, Arizona, Texas, Oklahoma, Wisconsin, Indiana, New York, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Vermont, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Connecticut
The core program is 16 weeks long. In those weeks, you'll have the knowledge needed to successfully recover your period. However, recovery isn't always linear and there is extended support if you'd like extra help navigating body image, intuitive eating, and returning to exercise after recovery.
Great question! And the answer is - it depends. Some women can recover their period in 2 months while others may have a much longer journey. On average, most women can recover their period within 6 months. Some factors depend on your lab values, the level of HA that you're experiencing, your ability to increase your nutrition and slow down your activity and stress, and your ability to stay on the recovery path when fears get strong. I'm here to support you at the speed that feels best for you.
This specific program is for women age 18 and older. If you are younger than 18, I am still so happy to jump on a call with you to talk about other great support options.
I would love to jump on the phone with you! I offer all of my potential clients a 20 minute call so that I can answer any of your questions but also ensure that I am the best support for you. If I'm not able to support you, I will do my best to share other dietitians or options that may be the best fit. If you'd like to set up a time to talk, click the button below that says "Let's talk!" and choose a time that works best for your schedule.