-Best excuse for not doing any exercise
I found it extra hard to do exercise during my period, even fainted once in the gym because I felt ‘out of blood’. According to a lot of studies from nutritionists, books I read and information from the internet, it is easier to get injured. Also, women lose more calcium and the metabolic rate lowers during menses. So it means our body cannot burn fat well anyway, why not take a rest during the most disturbing day and keep going again after menses?
The point I try to make is the good news here, the first seven days after menses, our hormone obstruction decrease, metabolic rate is the highest as well as digestion. Means if you work hard on exercise, absorb more nutrition from healthy diet, it will totally reflected on our body sooner then normally. (Of course good digestion means digesting all the fats from junk food easier too! So quit them during this golden time) It is a gift for women, make the most of it!
Should a woman actually take a 4-6 day break from workouts every month, when on her period?
Yes, let work hard on the other 21 days (Will talk more about that 21 days next time.)
-Eat anything I want
‘Premenstrual syndrome (PMS) symptoms are changes in appetite and food cravings, and that can affect weight. Studies show that women tend to crave foods high in fat and carbohydrates during specific phases of the menstrual cycle; women also tend to take in more calories during these phases.’
My favourite is crisps, I eat loads during my period. It is just not the time for losing weight. As the metabolic rate is the lowest, let’s eat, and make a promise to yourself to quit all bad food during the first seven days after menses.
-Be angry and moody, and my boyfriend cannot be too angry to me
Well, it is PMS, what do boys know?
Just rest, rest and rest.
Joints in pain, pelvis is cramping so badly? Watch that movie you really want to watch. Honing the strength for the big push later.
Again, I cannot speak for all the bodies of girls and women, but make the most of the menstruation. It’s my life style, it actually saves me from gaining too much fat and feeling ill. For the weight loss plan of menstruation, I would like to talk more next time.
Let’s enjoy this holiday of undisciplined tongues and bodies!
How do you deal with your menses? Does it affect you in a bad way? Or you have something good to share too? I really want to hear your stories 🙂