The first time I did keto, I got pregnant within two months after not getting pregnant for almost 5 years (no birth control). This time around (while breastfeeding) I didnt start keto until my baby was 3 months old. Until I started keto there was no period whatsoever. Once I start keto while breastfeeding, a week or so in, my period started and has continued off and on for three weeks. I've lost 20 lbs, my joints feels SO MUCH better, my sciatic nerve pain has subsided, and my daughter is doing very well. I say all that to say, I'm okay with letting it find its way to normal especially after not having a period for a year lol
As far as I've read, many people seem to go through the same thing (the long period in the beginning) but it eventually regulates so I'm waiting it out until my regular doctor's appointment.
As far as the mood swings, it hasn't been terrible but I've noticed some. The sweet cravings I handle with a Lilys chocolate bar here and there and keep it within my macros or heavy whipping cream ice cream with a three or four cut up strawberries and a handful of Lilys chocolate chips. I don't keep too many ready-made sweet things on hand because I have a history of bingeing.
I think you did a GREAT JOB in this video! Male/Female..doesn't matter who is talking..the information is true and helpful. Thank you! For a woman who has struggled with hormonal issues all of my life, including PCOS, I will say that a Keto diet has GREATLY helped me. I finally got my period back, which is HUGE when I would only get a period once or twice a year. You are right, periods SUCK!! They are painful and you feel like a bloated pig. But it is worth it because you know your body is doing what it is suppose to be doing. Thanks for mentioning the stress factor because I have found that when I experience more stress, it takes longer for my period to come.