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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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  • BRENDA_G50
    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
    1641 days ago
    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.
    1641 days ago
    Thanks for sharing, I will take note of this as I also have PMS challenges too.
    1641 days ago
    emoticon Wish I had done this way back when.....
    1641 days ago
    I've noticed a positive difference with myself since improving my eating habits. My PMS symptoms have been milder.
    1641 days ago
    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.
    1641 days ago
  • HOLLYM48
    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!

    1641 days ago
  • KAT321123
    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.
    1641 days ago
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