I specified ladies on this one cause I figured it might potentially be tmi for the guys. First of all, my situation. I am 19 and have been primal for about 6 months but decided in the past month or so to start getting serious about it. I have gained quite a bit of weight since I started and am now heavier than I really should be for my height (I'm 5'10"). I had lost a lot of weight last year (2008) following a vegan diet. However, that led to another outburst of an eating disorder I've been dealing with since I was about 12.
And now the important part and reason for my question. I stopped having my period a full year ago now as a result and going primal and gaining all this weight has not brought it back. At a physical last spring they actually tested my thyroid but didn't find anything except for a low white blood cell count (if that means anything to you guys).
Also, no matter how low I've dropped my carbs I can't seem to lose this excess weight. I've been under 50 g a day of em for a couple months now and no change. I IF quite a bit already for long periods of time (a side effect of the ED I guess, I can ignore hunger like a pro). Excercise really varies. I try and walk every day and stay active. I also love to dance and do that at school. I lift heavy stuff every once in a while and will randomly bust out some burpees or something like it throughout the day.
Calories wise I can vary a lot. This past Sunday I ate 1000 cause I was feeling queesy. But yesterday I ate probably about 2200 since I lifted heavy the night before and was hungry. I just officially cut out dairy and feel better so maybe that will help. Fitday says I need 2500 a day just being me but that seems excessive.
I don't know guys, any suggestions? Sorry this is so long. I am just getting frustrated. I am trying to do the right thing but sometimes this gets so old I just wanna go back to being vegan since I looked better back then. Don't worry, I won't though. I know this really is the best way to live.