To be permanently hungry when my period is due?

(43 Posts)
PollyCazaletWannabe Mon 20-Jan-14 23:02:37

My period is on its way tomorrow I predict, as today I have eaten
A bowl of porridge
Half a banana
Half a tub of broccoli and Stilton soup
At least 3 of those extremely chocolatey m and s biscuits. Actually I think it was 4
1 packet Doritos
1 packet smoky bacon crisps
1 pack haribo rhubarb and custard jelly sweets
Dinner of salmon, new potatoes and broccoli
A plum
... And I just felt a bit peckish, so polished off a toasted hot cross bun with loads of butter.
WTF is wrong with me?! Does anyone else get like this around their period or AIB massively U and a complete porker?!

SantanaLopez Mon 20-Jan-14 23:04:31

Me too! How reassuring, I thought I was the only one!

I normally crave really healthy stuff, oddly enough. I can't eat anything processed with PMS.

PollyCazaletWannabe Mon 20-Jan-14 23:05:47

I wish I was the same Santana sad

HazeltheMcWitch Mon 20-Jan-14 23:06:39

Yup, I do. I NEED all the carbs. Nothing else will do.

Me too! And on the first day. Ravenous

Yep me also. Think it's my bodys way of stocking up as for the first couple of days when my period arrives I don't feel hungry at all.

FortyDoorsToNowhere Mon 20-Jan-14 23:07:36

Me too, I eat and eat and eat ( about the only time of the month i do get hungry)

TheMaw Mon 20-Jan-14 23:09:07

Me too, I always want cereal - which weirdly was my only craving when pregnant. It's raisin wheats too, the least cool cereal in the world!

I'm on day two and just want to stuff my hole with crisps, nuts and ketchup sandwiches. Oh and plenty of medicinal wine.

PollyCazaletWannabe Mon 20-Jan-14 23:09:55

Actually, looking at my list, 'all the carbs' seems like a fair description!

i crave chocolate like crazy and i just know it's a pre-menstrual thing because i can just about live without it the rest of the time!

MomentForLife Mon 20-Jan-14 23:10:53

I have this every month too. It's lasts about 2 days for me

Thebluedog Mon 20-Jan-14 23:12:44

And me! I crave anything sweet... I'll just eat and eat and eat. It's how I know when I'm due on.

PollyCazaletWannabe Mon 20-Jan-14 23:13:22

You are all reassuring mesmile

PansOnFire Mon 20-Jan-14 23:13:56

Another one here, I'm like a bottomless pit only I have a very large bottom. With me it starts with cravings for carbs because it exhausts me, I give in and eat the carbs and it's a slippery slope into blood sugar chaos from there. It plays havoc with my very, very bad moods.

I'm awful the week before, the 5 days I'm on and then for a week afterwards because I feel so fat and gross from all the poor eating habits. I think I'm only happy for 1 week a month! Last month I started my diet, I was crawling the walls trying to avoid eating crap, I did pretty well and felt so much better for it. I need to keep up the good habits now but I have zero willpower, especially when my hormones take over.

lottiegarbanzo Mon 20-Jan-14 23:16:20

Yes, the day before only. I lose my normal appetite suppressant. I used to know my period was due because of it - or become suddenly able to explain the previous day's biscuit guzzling.

RayPurchase Mon 20-Jan-14 23:22:53

I'm like this too, I think I'm stocking up for the pukefest that is the first two days of my period. <being female sucks>

EBearhug Mon 20-Jan-14 23:27:23

Me too. Usually for a couple of days, but it's been nearer 5 this month. The worst thing is everything feeling like the end of the world when a minorly negative thing happens.

BikeRunSki Mon 20-Jan-14 23:31:34

Me too.
Stopped for fuel last week. And a peanut butter chunky KitKat. I rarely eat chocolate. Knew I better pick up some tampons at the same time!

Realised that I only ever buy chocolate when I am at that petrol station, and I am only ever there for a particular meeting, and that meeting happens.... every 4 weeks!

steff13 Mon 20-Jan-14 23:31:37

I could eat the walls during the first couple days of my period.

Vidaloca Mon 20-Jan-14 23:32:10

And me.

I can't bear to think what I've eaten today. :-(

I usually quite like being premenstrual. I like the heightened sentimentality and sensitivity.

citruslemon Tue 21-Jan-14 00:12:31

Oh glad it's not me. But I usually crave meat (rarely eat it) and ice cold fizzy pop!!

steff13 Tue 21-Jan-14 00:29:38

Oh glad it's not me. But I usually crave meat (rarely eat it) and ice cold fizzy pop!!

Oh my goodness, I'm not a huge fan of meat, either, but I swear I could almost eat it raw during that "special" time of the month.

ChippingInWadesIn Tue 21-Jan-14 00:33:57

Yup - the fact that I hoover up food is how I know it's about here. OP - you are a lightweight!

JoinYourPlayfellows Tue 21-Jan-14 00:36:33

"Realised that I only ever buy chocolate when I am at that petrol station, and I am only ever there for a particular meeting, and that meeting happens.... every 4 weeks!"



CouthyMow Tue 21-Jan-14 00:58:02

Nope, YANBU. Me and DD call it the raging hungries. Because we rage AND we're hungry, and when we are hungry, we rage!

CouthyMow Tue 21-Jan-14 00:58:30

Carbs. Carbs. And more carbs! Yep.

wobblyweebles Tue 21-Jan-14 00:59:02

I don't have periods but I do have days where I can't stop eating.

Dunno if it's hormonal or just my body being weird.

ClangerOnaComeDown Tue 21-Jan-14 12:50:27

Oh yes! Treat cupboard is ransacked! Cheese, crisps, crackers, more crisps, sandwiches, garlic bread and the best ever...PIZZA!

always feel fat and grotty anyway, may as well have a binge and a healthy week when finished!

lifesgreatquestions Tue 21-Jan-14 13:07:45

"*Raisin wheats ... the least cool cereal in the world*" And "*I could eat the walls*" hahahahahaha!

Yes to all of this. In this week's shop I bought 3 different kinds of beef. I don't normally buy beef, and I spend my free time thinking about chocolate but have so far managed to keep clear of it. Also as my due date spans over 4 possible days, in addition to a full 10 days ish of hormonal melt down, I have a lengthened eating fest.

AndWHOOSHTheyWereGone Tue 21-Jan-14 13:22:48

Apparently women crave chocolate at this time and during pregnancy because it is high in iron? Or so I was told by a midwife when in labour with DC2. Obviously you lose blood when you have a period and your body needs to start storing up iron to replace that which it loses ... Or something. She said if you ignore the craving for chocolate you need to have something else high in iron like spinach or steak. So there you go! Justification for anyone who eats their own body weight in chocolate at that time every month!

Coveredinweetabix Tue 21-Jan-14 13:27:28

I'm also like this. I now always have one of those bake at home baguettes in the freezer & some Dairy Milk in the cupboard as I just HAVE to eat. I tend not to bother with anything healthy for a 48hr period as it doesn't touch the sides of my hunger & so is, effectively, wasted calories.

PollyCazaletWannabe Tue 21-Jan-14 17:53:22

Just checking back in to say I was right! Period has arrived. Haven't been so bad with the eating today actually but I feel a stop at the corner shop coming on- I need some Reese's peanut butter cups ( for my iron levels, obv)

And me, due tomorrow, yesterday I scoffed an entire selection box and a ton of cheese and crackers in between proper healthy meals. And I feel shattered. Today I'm managing... Just.But that's only because I'm too cold to go out to buy more chocolate

lifesgreatquestions Tue 21-Jan-14 20:26:01

Grrr. So for breakfast I had two fried eggs with 4 pieces of toast. For lunch I had home made ramen noodles with salmon, broccoli and mushrooms, a portion that would have satisfied two hungry people. I ate 5 chocolates. An orange. A random chunk of cheese. For dinner I made spag bowl, a portion again for two hungry people. I was home all day doing nothing. I've gone to bed with a book to get myself away from the kitchen!

Coumarin Tue 21-Jan-14 20:59:47

Yes. All the carbs.

The sugar spikes might be the reason I'm lying here being irritated by the entire world. Those and the bastard hormones. angry

looselegs Tue 21-Jan-14 21:05:40

I could eat the contents of tesco when my period is due! 2 weeks ago when I was due,I ate a portion of chicken tikka masala,rice,nan bread,3 huge bhaji's,3 samosa's,a side portion of saag aloo,-then finished off my daughters tikka and rice.
...2 hours later i had my nose in a big bag of doritos.....

chillykitty Tue 21-Jan-14 21:15:39

I eat lots of choc when due ad

SoftKittyWarmKitty Tue 21-Jan-14 21:17:07

I'm exactly like this but it lasts anything up to a week before my period starts. I can, and do, eat anything and everything in sight. I'll be eating my dinner and mentally going though the cupboards to decide what I'll eat next blush. Then later on I'll be eating again. I thought it was just me but glad it's not.

Blueuggboots Tue 21-Jan-14 21:21:08

Chinese food and Haagen Daaz pralines and cream ice cream (a WHOLE TUB).
I am currently due on but trying to be good as I'm attempting to lose weight. No Ice cream in the house. Ignoring my brain that is telling me to order chinese!!!!
I also feel very very fat the day before I come on!

beeny Tue 21-Jan-14 21:24:10

I need chicken biryani with a big can of coke and vanilla ice-cream

lookdeepintotheparka Tue 21-Jan-14 21:31:27

Cheese, cheese and more cheese

.. that and chocolate grin

That makes up the sum total of my diet for 2 days a month!!

EBearhug Tue 21-Jan-14 23:00:01

I'm not sure Cadbury's Dairy Milk is actually that high in iron. 70% cocoa expensive stuff might be, but when I'm premenstrual, I am more likely to be going for the high fat/sugar confectionery.

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