Your periods can be a cause of serious concern. Am I right? We all hate to lose a good bit of weight during our periods. It’s uncomfortable and, for some women, painful. But what exactly is weight gain due to menstruation and is there anything you can do about it?
Let’s take a closer look. Are you actually losing weight during your period? If so, how much are you losing and what’s causing it? Do you know why you’re gaining weight during your periods? Let’s have a look.
What Is Your Base Weight?
In the days before modern medicine, people relied on nature to heal them. When women were menopausal or had their periods interrupted by surgery or, heaven forbid, an accident, they would rely on food to help them get back on their feet. For the most part, these were unhealthy years characterized by sluggishness and, for some, even weight gain. This is because the body needs fuel to stay healthy. So, if you haven’t been maintaining a healthy weight before your period started, it’s natural that you’ll want to put on a few pounds.
You’re Not Alone In Losing Weight During Your Period.
If you’re one of the many women who’s trying to lose weight during the menopause transition or if you just want to put on some extra pounds before your period, you’re in luck because other women have been in the same situation. According to a recent survey, 59% of women are trying to lose weight during their period or are already there. If you’re worried about how much you’re losing and how fast, 33% of respondents said they were frustrated because they didn’t seem to be making any progress. You’re not alone in wanting to lose weight during your period. There are simple strategies you can use to speed up the process.
Eat What You Want, When You Want It.
One of the biggest mistakes you can make when trying to lose weight is obsessing over what you eat. Counting calories and denying yourself the foods you love is not the way to go. You have to listen to your body and eat when it wants to eat and avoid the foods it doesn’t want to eat. The second you start depriving yourself of the foods you love, you’ll be driven to eat more and more to make up for it. This is why it’s so important to have a healthy relationship with food and trust your body’s natural signals. If you’re not sure what your body’s natural signals are, get a trainer to help you find out.
There are many different options to help you lose weight during your period. You don’t have to lose a lot of weight to be healthy and, if you’re trying to get back into shape, you can start with easier options such as exercise or a diet plan and then work your way up to healthier options such as veganism or vegetarianism when you’re feeling better.