Episode 77: The Ups and Downs of Recovering From Hypothalamic Amenorrhea with Lucy McConnell
Today I’m joined by Lucy McConnell, a dietitian in the making, wine lover and decadent cheese board creator with a passion for healthy living.
Her love for working out and eating well started innocently like it does for many women, but over time spiralled to a place where her body no longer felt safe and she lost her period not once, but twice. I was lucky enough to work with Lucy to help her recover period, but more than that improve her relationship with her body and food.
Today’s interview is a deep dive into her journey including:
- Her passion for sport and fitness from a young age up until now
- When she realised her healthy lifestyle wasn’t so healthy
- The first time she heard about hypothalamic amenorrhea
- What recovery was like the first time she tried to get her period back and go “all in”
- The missing pieces of her recovery journey and why her relapse happened
- Getting her period back for good and her biggest learnings through that process
- Having Hypothalamic Amenorrhea and working in fitness
- Adjusting to a new normal in terms of food, training, and lifestyle to keep her cycle for good
Follow Lucy’s adventures online by reaching out to her on Instagram.
Her handle is @lucyannemcconnoll
Ready To Improve Your Relationship with Food and Get Your Period Back?
Sarah King is an Exercise Physiologist and Health Coach specialising in helping women reconnect with their bodies and improve their relationship with food and exercise.
Through her 1:1 Health Coaching Sessions clients learn to nourish their bodies without guilt, move for joy, improve body image and self worth, plus recover from Hypothalamic Amenorrhea and get their period pack if it’s gone missing.
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Hi future friends, I’m Sarah King, an Accredited Exercise Physiologist and health coach.
Science, not trends is the foundation of my approach. By nourishing the body and mind with scientific facts we can build foundations for a life of realness, not just wellness.