I actually somewhat try to accomodate my body by spreading out over the two weeks. I'll increase my calorie count slightly on the "hungry" week, but usually by supplementing with healthy snacks - think peanut butter, nuts, fruits, veggies, etc. - that also provide my body nourishment as my body is getting ready for "that time." I also do allow myself some chocolate treats through the week. Then, I'll plan lighter fare for the next week, when I'm not really that hungry anyway, and eating even my usual calories might contribute to an uncomfortable, bloated feeling.
i am getting better i'v learned over the years to eat a little bit of chocolate or whatever i fancy when i fancy it then i don't over eat. If i don't then i end up eating tons of healthy food then still eat the chocolate so i eat twice as much.
I am beggining to put these things into practice which was my downfall last ime. It's insane how hungrey i get for one week like i want to eat everything lol.
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I wish that I could offer some advice but I'm kind of in the same boat. It's not just chocolate for me though. Right before my period I'm just hungry all the time. I try to drink even more water to fill me up but it doesn't always work. Sometimes I will just go ahead and make a bad choice and eat whatever it is that I'm craving. I'm going to take the advice of the others and try to just have a little taste to satisfy the craving but not go overboard!!
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Fluffysue: I notice the same thing... my husband jokingly calls it "Getting ready to hibernate" Usually the week before my period, I am always hungry, craving chocolate, and I'm willing to admit that I am also a bit moody... the next week I have almost no appetite and am so tired all the time... like I'll go to bed at like 8 p.m. and sleep straight through until the alarm goes off...
Anyways, I try to pack myself and keep extra cut up veggies and fruit in the house... I figure if I am that hungry, there must be a reason for it and I figure veggies are better than a lot of other stuff that I could eat... and I do allow myself some chocolate, like a couple of hershey kisses or hot cocoa
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well hormones can do crazy things to a lot of people. For me I have a fun husband who likes to point out that only in America have we trained women to think they're chocolate craving bloated monsters for a quarter of the year. At this point I usually punch him and begrudgingly pass over 1/2 of my kit kat (Oh I know what he's doing all right).
But I always just tell myself the key isn't denial. Maybe at that moment I am dying for some chocolate. In which case I don't go overboard. A cup of diet cocoa, a small piece of dark chocolate, or even sharing that bar with someone just to get the satisfaction without crashing your calorie count for the day.
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I'v been a member for quite a while but never got the hang of these teams but i'v decided to give it a go.
I was just wondering if anyone else gets really hungry or has different cravings for foods at different times of the month.
The week leading up to my period i can't stop eating and i find it hard to stay in range plus i really want to sit eating big bar of a certain chocolate. Then the week of my period i don't fancy much and find it hard to get my cals up.
What about you? and has anyone got any tips or tricks i'v missed.
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