This is an excerpt of the 5 August 2016 (updated 6 August 2016) article written by Mia De Graaf for the UK's Daily Mail's website MailOnline.
What YOU Should Eat On Your Period
by Mia De Graaf
Study shows syncing food to your menstrual cycle helps women stay in shape - and here's your meal plan:
- Appetites and energy levels fluctuate over menstrual cycle
- A new study says following your body's cycle can help lose weight
- Dietician Limor Baum tells DailyMail.com the nutrients you need per stage
- We have constructed a fitness and workout guide for the month
No matter how many years it's been, periods never get easier.
At some points in the month, women feel amazing, attractive, strong, able to tackle anything.
Other times - particularly in the days leading up to menstruation - the cramps and lethargy are overwhelming, and sweet craving derail any gym and diet routine.
That's aside from the pelvic pain and skin break-outs.
It is tempting as some stages in your cycle to drop all your good intentions and just bury yourself in a sofa with pizza.
But there is a healthy way to work with your body to stay vibrant, trim, and nourished - while giving yourself a break when you need it.
A new study has outlined how women should tailor their diets and exercise regimes to their menstrual cycle.
And according to the researchers at the University of Copenhagen, women who tested their theory lost an average of nine pounds during the six-month clinical trial.
Daily Mail Online has spoken to New York City-based dietician Limor Baum to break down what happens at each stage and what your body needs. ...continue reading »