I know I”m due on because I walk around my kitchen a few days before my period opening doors hoping to find a roast dinner behind one of them. There is just no filling me up, it’s like I’ve never been fed before!
Oestrogen does inhibit the appetite, while progesterone increases it so your hormones do play a part in all of this! Levels of cortisol, often dubbed the “stress hormone,”
This is actually a thing, your body does burn up a few more calories as it prepares to bleed, which makes sense given it’s losing something, our bodies are smart like that! However, there were some rumors going around about it being 500 calories per day – I hate to burst your bubble but it’s more like 500 calories for the whole cycle.
You burn up through your sugar stores because cortisol – the hormones that
Now feel free to chow down on as much healthy food as you like, and you don’t need me to tell you what that all looks like
Ah, but the resistance is strong! Getting more sleep really helps to combat food cravings – a testament to this when I used to work nights I just wanted to eat bread all the time when I stopped the night shifts I dropped half a stone just from eating at the right time of day and not craving the carbs for energy!
Chocolate is a big go to, invest in some really decent chocolate, I mean whey the hell, not ladies? At least it will give you something to look forward to right? Personally, I can’t get enough of m
Drinking plenty of fluids is also key because sometimes we can feel hungry when we are actually thirsty, and if bloating is your thing drinking more weirdly helps to flush that through so actually helps. I’m talking water or herbal teas here not wine 😉
So there you have it you aren’t making it up you do get a larger appetite before your period. Now I’m off to eat my second breakfast…
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