In this enlightening episode of the Functional Fertility podcast, registered dietitian Lindsey Lusson joins host Dr. Kalea Wattles to delve into the intricacies of period recovery, food freedom, and exercise. Lindsey sheds light on the common causes of a missing period and dispels myths, such as the notion that one must be underweight to experience hypothalamic amenorrhea. The episode explores the dynamic relationship between exercise, menstruation, and fertility, with Lindsey offering insights into recognizing over-exercise as a potential cause of a missing period. Lindsey tailors exercise recommendations using a FITT prescription and navigates the delicate conversation of modifying food intake to support period recovery. She shares advice on engaging with fitness trackers during this journey and discusses the emotional aspects of encouraging weight gain for fertility support. Additionally, listeners gain valuable insights into the timeline of period recovery and are treated to Lindsey's tips for crafting the perfect period recovery lunch. This episode is a treasure trove of guidance for those seeking to restore their menstrual cycle and optimize their fertility.