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PMS, which may be tmi.

Saturday, August 24, 2013

I have found that when I eat fewer processed foods and workout regularly, I feel fewer symptoms of that time of month.

When I was not walking on a regular basis and eating anything and everything, I was crabbier and craved chocolate worse than I do now. I may never have been as bad as some women may be, but I would snap at everyone and appear crabby for days. A nap would be needed on the first day every month to get through the day. I would know something was up for about 3 days before the grand appearance.

Now, and for about the last 6 months or more, I may be a little tired, but I'm not extremely crabby nor do I have intense desires for chocolate (although I did have some Nutella). I actually have more energy and I rarely snap at anyone. I'm surprised when that time of month shows up, I am not feeling the symptoms of the hormones dropping until Aunt Flo shows up.

When I start eating chocolate, I tend to need more chocolate, but if I stick to fruits and good foods, I don't even crave the chocolate.

So instead of binging on all the sweets I would normally have at that time of month, I'll just stick to a healthy variety of foods and a good workout. My hormones must be in better balance when I do.

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Member Comments About This Blog Post:
BRENDA_G50 8/25/2013 8:01AM

    I crave chocolate regardless of what else is going on in my body. That's the reason I usually have a protein bar for breakfast. I have found several that use dark chocolate and they are actually good for you. If you haven't guessed by now, I'm a chocolaholic. emoticon emoticon

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TRUCKERSMRS 8/25/2013 2:50AM

    This is really interesting and just goes to show how better eating effects not just our weight etc., but also our health from deeper within.

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AEGISHOT 8/25/2013 12:25AM

    Thanks for sharing, I will take note of this as I also have PMS challenges too.

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EGRAMMY 8/24/2013 9:26PM

    emoticon Wish I had done this way back when.....

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PENNYSAVER2 8/24/2013 7:58PM

    I've noticed a positive difference with myself since improving my eating habits. My PMS symptoms have been milder.

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DESERTJULZ 8/24/2013 3:36PM

    It is so true! Eating healthier does reduce PMS. Now, I am menopausal and have nearly zero of the typical symptoms. My GYN attributes it to following a very healthy way of eating *and* to exercising.

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HOLLYM48 8/24/2013 3:23PM

    I know what you mean, although after losing body fat, my body decided that it was time to stop all together with aunt flow which seems a little early to me since I am 47, but since the only other symptoms I have are hot flashes on occasion, I really don't mind!

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KAT321123 8/24/2013 3:04PM

    It's amazing how treating your body well can often mean that our bodies treat us well! Personally, I do get chocolate cravings (regardless of time of the month), but a tiny nibble of dark chocolate totally does the trick.

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