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LadyCatLover2 · 01/05/2021 19:29

AF is due in the next few days, and I've been absolutely STARVING. Nothing can satisfy my appetite and I can't feel full no matter what I eat.

I've noticed this happening over the last few months and wonder if it's related. Is this common?

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Voomster953 · 01/05/2021 19:32

Yeah. I crave sugar, too. It’s hard to resist.


PrincessesRUs · 01/05/2021 19:33

Me too!! Bottomless pit!


Wallabyone · 01/05/2021 19:33

Me too


piglet81 · 01/05/2021 19:34

Sugar here, definitely. I know it’s four or five days away when I start buying ALL the Haribo Tangfastics...


lottiegarbanzo · 01/05/2021 19:34

Yes, I always used to get this a day or so before. Not so much starving as losing a sense of satiety.


MaryBoBary · 01/05/2021 19:34

Yep and me, can't stop eating for about 3 days before and a couple of days into.


KilljoysDutch · 01/05/2021 19:35

Oh yeah, Daughter and I both know when our periods are incoming because we can't stop eating.


BeachyPeaches · 01/05/2021 19:36

And me! Also red meat! Any other time of the month I’m happy enough without it, prefer chicken. But the week before, well it’s all of the cow! Once AF arrives I’m back to normal, but the damage is done 🤣


Flowerlane · 01/05/2021 19:36

Yep me 🙋‍♀️

At the beginning of the week I was eating everything in sight but nothing could satisfy my appetite, then realised what the date was and I was due on. Came on yesterday and it has subsided already!
Glad I’m not the only one who gets thisGrin


beela · 01/05/2021 19:37

Yes! I didn't used to notice but now it's the main way I can tell my period is due Blush


TheJackieWeaver · 01/05/2021 19:38

Oh gawd. Thank you.

I’ve been eating all day. Now I’ve realised why.

It happens every month.


ZoeMaye · 01/05/2021 19:39

I get cravings for salt and stodge. I've been known to eat paxo stuffing mix in bed in the middle of the night, with a hot water bottle and some painkillers and a pint of bisto or hot marmite to wash it down with.


Elouera · 01/05/2021 19:40

No, not that I've ever noticed! I'm not as tolerant of things that annoy me, but don't recall ever feeling starving all the timeor craving anything in particular.

OP-if this is new, have you considered if its a hormonal change/issue?


thisplaceisweird · 01/05/2021 19:41

Little known fact that our bodies actually burn 300-400 calories more in the run up to our periods! So it's not that you feel a need to eat more.. you actually do!!


LadyCatLover2 · 01/05/2021 19:45

I hope that's true re. Burning more calories, I need to after how I've eaten today...

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RandomMess · 01/05/2021 19:49

Absolutely me as well really bloody annoys me sooooo much!


Confrontayshunme · 01/05/2021 19:51

I noticed there is always a day or so each month where I want to eat an entire bag of Haribo or Percy Pigs in one sitting, but weirdly, according to my Fitbit, I am also burning almost 2500 calories that day without doing a ton more exercise than usual.


NoIDontWatchLoveIsland · 01/05/2021 19:52

Yes op every single time.


FleetwoodRaincoat · 01/05/2021 19:59

I think it's a drop in blood sugar as I crave carbs and eat until I feel sick sometimes. Crisps, bread, chocolate, chips, biscuits ... if it's carby I'll eat it.


daisyducky · 01/05/2021 20:01

Yes! I didn't realise this until someone at work pointed it out as they had noticed I would gorbe a large bag of sweets every few weeks Blush


tuliplily · 01/05/2021 20:02



TheVolturi · 01/05/2021 20:10

Absolutely! This is me at the moment, I cannot stop eating.


13579db · 01/05/2021 20:20

It's your body's way of prepping itself for the next few days of hell ahead


PriestessofPing · 01/05/2021 20:27

Yea, ravenous! But upping fluid intake, including lemon water really helps.


Todaytomorrowyesterday · 01/05/2021 20:29

Crave sugar so much!!!

Then it makes my skin worse adding in the AF hormones ...I end up with a face full of spots!!

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