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to think Mother Nature & diets don't mix?

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CherrySkull Sun 29-Jan-17 16:12:28

I'm on quite a strict diet, i've been REALLY good for 3 weeks, and then today my period arrived.

I haven't had one for 8 years, i came off my pill 4 months ago, had my first one 4 weeks ago, and todays arrival is obviously the proper resumption of my cycle.

i feel like shite, i'm grumpy, i remember WHY i went on the pill before i met DH in the first place.. but, the worst? I just want to eat crap, i have THE WORST junk food cravings ever.

thank goodness i have none in the house or i'd be face first in the ben & jerrys, fuck the spoon.

But seriously? wtf?

PremierCru Sun 29-Jan-17 16:13:20

Totally agree. I eat well and lose weight for theee weeks then put it all back on again in the fourth. Would love to know what the answer is!

Tulipblank Sun 29-Jan-17 16:16:02

I've lost quite a lot of weight over the last year by overhauling my diet and I generally eat quite healthily with appropriate portions.

Except when I'm on my period. Particularly days 2 and 3. Then I eat my body weight in shite food.

ShowOfHands Sun 29-Jan-17 16:18:23

I don't eat any differently during my period but end up bloated, sluggish, headachey and cross. You can't win.

CherrySkull Sun 29-Jan-17 16:22:12

That the only reason i'm being good SoH, i have no crap in the house to gorge on so i have to eat 'normally'

i admit i checked the cal content on the kids chocolate disgestives and saw they were 84 a biscuit and put them back grin

i've only got fruit and yogurt in to eat for 'treats'

SparkleTwinkleGoldGlitter Sun 29-Jan-17 16:23:18

Theweek before my period the constant hunger starts, and it doesn't stop until after the period is over.
I turn in to a Cookie Monster

TaraCarter Sun 29-Jan-17 20:26:51

Oh yes, eating sensibly goes out the window the week before and the first few days. I just feel constantly ravenous. It's like. I'm pretty sure, judging by the effect on the scales, that I do need extra food that week, but probably not as much as I want to eat! Nowhere near, nowhere.

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