How often do you indulge when its your time of the month?

posted 4 months ago in The Lounge
Post # 2
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

I always get cravings for junk around my period too. I am also trying to follow a lower sugar/processed foods diet, so I feel your pain. Luckily when I get cravings it’s just the first day or two. I don’t let myself binge all day, but I remind myself I didn’t become overweight from 1 candy bar or 1 ice cream cone. Even while I’m trying to watch what I eat, I still allow myself a treat once a week just to keep me motivated. I’m losing weight very slowly…but I don’t feel deprived because I look forward to whatever I will be treating myself to that week and it keeps my will power in check. I think if you think about it as allowing yourself a treat rather than binging all day it’s fine. Have that piece of chocolate. Have that ice cream cone. Just don’t buy a big bag of chocolate or a tub of ice cream.

Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2019 - City, State

I eat pretty specifically and I track my calories/macros.  I don’t usually have MEGA cravings, but when I do I just allow myself to eat the damn chocolate muffin or whatever it is.  I don’t, however, allow myself to continue eating into my cravings.  I let myself have ONE of whatever it is I want with no guilt, but I don’t allow myself a whole day or a whole meal to go HAM.  My goals are more important to me than a temporary craving being controlled by my dumb hormones.

Post # 4
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Helper bee

When it comes to cravings it may as well always be that time of the month for me. I have to fight the good fight  everyday. AF doesn’t seem to cause further distress. 

Post # 5
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Newbee

Only on the day before it comes and the first day of I allow myself to have a candy bar or ice cream and a not so healthy dinner. 

If I get cravings after that, I just fight them and drink a crazy amount of tea (no sugar, of course) which helps with the pain. 

Post # 7
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Newbee
  • Wedding: October 2020

For me is usually the 2nd and 3rd day of my period when I feel super anxious to eat a lot, my nutritionist recommended me to eat oranges or fruit that I need to peel, this helps with the anxiety, but still some days I give up and end up rewarding myself with a Chai Latte with whipped cream at the end of the day!

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2018

My trick for summer period cravings so far is;

to go ham on fruit if I’m craving sweet and roasted veggies with cheese for salt with the occasional chocolate/fried food/chips/ice cream/froyo thrown in.                                                       Usually it’s only one day of cravings for me. I try to sub a healthier option for the thing I’m craving if I can help it. So froyo/halo top for full fat ice cream or low salt sweet potato tortilla chips and salsa instead of regular potato chips, baked honey glaze salmon for fast food burgers etc. So far melon has been my go-to sweet. Specifically watermelon. I’m currently snacking a honeydew this shark week. Can’t wait for local peaches to come in this month! 

It really is all mental when it comes to diet control *sigh* 

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2019

Most of the time, I’m able to stay focused and ignore the cravings. But occasionally, especially if I’m feeling extra fatigued, I will allow myself a treat. But I limit it to only one treat per day and otherwise stick to my normal diet, in order to keep from going way off track. 

Post # 10
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Busy bee

kmbumbee190618 :  I get cravings a day or two before. I eat sugar free chocolate pudding, dark chocolate, or Skinny Cow ice cream if I get a craving. It works! I take an extra multivitamin (with iron), or have coffee in the afternoon if I’m tired. 

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: City, State

I do whatever I have to do to make myself feel better during that time. No fricks given.

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2018 - Location

I’ve never heard of indulging when it’s your period. It happens every month and lasts a week, that’s a disgusting amount of junk food to eat! I don’t get cravings  and I don’t like ice cream, fried food etc. I act normally and make no changes to my life. 

 

Post # 13
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Bumble bee

My cravings are so bad that I tend to eat everything in sight. My pregnant friend says my cravings are worse once per month than hers have been her whole pregnancy. Great. 

Ive actually gained a lot of weight from that kind of eating lately, so I’ve been trying to eat better, too. It is such a struggle. Four-five solid days of terrible eating can derail a month of dieting. 😬

Post # 14
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Busy bee

DARK CHOCOLATE. I justify it by saying that I’m eating it for all the magnesium and iron. It does seem to help with cramps and migraines, also energy, although I don’t know how much of that is placebo 🙂

Oddly I crave junk more often around ovulation, specifically anything containing chocolate and peanut butter or sour cream and onion potato chips. Useful if my partner and I ever decide to try to have kids—I won’t have to track my temperature, just my receipts from lunch.

Post # 15
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Busy bee

jayrock :  The fact that this comment made me want to throw something at you also tells me that my period is imminent 🙂

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