Period– Bloat— Weight Gain—— So Annoyed

posted 3 years ago in Wellness
Post # 3
255 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2017

@californiabride2013:  I am the same. Drinking lots of water and low salt is pretty much all that helps me. It is hormonal – I have gained and lost (fluid) almost 9 pounds across 2 days just before my period is due. I tend to deflate when I get it.

Post # 4
2501 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

@californiabride2013:  Agree with PP about low salt and lots of water! I used to bloat like CRAZY before I switched BC pills. Also avoid alcohol- I always swell up when I drink!

Also green tea and grapefruit are natural diruretics 🙂

Post # 5
2428 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

Second what other posters said about water. Water, water, water! Green tea in the morning is helpful for me. Also, lots of vegetables that are high in fiber – think green. Kale, spinach, broccoli, asparagus. Those will help flush out your system. 

Post # 6
7654 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2012

@californiabride2013:  Water! I would also recommend a spinach smoothie. I know, I know…it sounds disgusting, but DH used to mix a handful of spinach with a cup of fruit and maybe a little bit of yogurt and ice and it would keep me regular and keep me from bloating. I recommend giving it a try.

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