Sample Menu: Hypothalamic Amenorrhea Treatment & Recovery

I’ve been getting asked by the girls in the HA Sisterhood what they should be eating during recovery to get in the recommended 2500-3000 calories a day. I felt giving a Sample Menu would be most helpful for those still struggling to figure out what to eat.

Although I do recommend tracking for the first few days to get a visual, after that I would encourage you to not track beyond that.Continuing to track your calories will only cause extra unnecessary stress that will keep you from moving forward in your journey.

I know the need to control is very strong during recovery, especially once you’ve gone all in, because you may be feeling uncomfortable in your body and a bit out of control. But I promise if you learn to let go, it will give you a sense of freedom that is so important to your success!

Below is a sample of what I ate during recovery {roughly 2500 calories a day}. To keep yourself from feeling the need to track what you’re eating, use this as a rule of thumb for each meal & snack: 1-2 Tbsp of Healthy Fats, 1 serving of Quality Protein, 1 serving of Fiber/Carb…Fruit & Veggies as desired.

My Sample Day of Eats

Day of Eats

6am Breakfast:

  • 1/2 cup rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup organic whole milk
  • 1/2 cup berries
  • 2 tbsp Almond Butter

10am Snack:

  • 1 scoop Protein Powder
  • 1 banana
  • 1 cup Almond Milk
  • 2 tbsp Almond Butter
  • 1 cup Spinach
  • Water & Ice

12pm Lunch:

  • 1-2 cups of Greens
  • Handful of Cherry Tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup Roasted Butternut Squash
  • 1/2 an Avocado
  • 6oz chopped Grilled Chicken Breast
  • Drizzle of Olive Oil & Balsamic Vinegar

3pm Snack:

  • Protein Bar
  • 1 cup of Pineapple
  • Chai Tea Latte with Almond Milk & Honey

6pm Dinner:

  • Baked Sweet Potato topped with 1 Tbsp of Coconut Butter & Cinnamon
  • Ground Turkey & Bell Peppers sauteed in olive oil & seasoning

8pm Dessert:

  • Whole Milk Ice Cream or
  • Homemade Brownies {Cup4Cup makes a great Gluten Free mix!}

I hope this helps those of you still struggling to fit it all in!

XOXO,

~P

P.S. If you still find yourself struggling with your nutrition, make to get your copy of The 28 Day Meal Plan designed specifically for HA Recovery!