If life was perfect, you would experience symptom free periods. You wouldn’t have to worry about how to reduce PMS weight gain or cramps or other things. Of course, we know that life isn’t perfect.
So here are a few tips you can use to reduce weight gain during menstruation:
1. Go on a 3-day fast.
This is actually one of easiest ways to reduce stress on the body because your body no longer has to concern itself with digesting food, it can divert 100% of its efforts on healing and attending to the biggest priorities of your period. Also, when you are eating a much smaller amount of calories as you are during a fast, your body will not gain weight.
What type of fast should you consider? A distilled water fast is good, but may be difficult if you haven’t fasted before. Another fast you may want to try is a vegetable juice fast. You can use carrot juice, celery juice and/or tomato juice. You would simply sip the juices instead of eating a meal. This would stop weight gain in its tracks.
Another type of fast you may want to consider is called an intermittent fasting. In this type of fast you would stop eating at 6 pm and then eat breakfast only when hungry, preferably at 10 or 11 am. Then you eat one more meal that day and repeat the process.
2. Eat more protein.
Eating more protein will raise your metabolic rate, which means you’ll burn more calories and gain less weight. You should strive to eat at least 0.6 grams protein per pound of body weight – that’s 60 grams of protein for every 100 pounds).
Eating more protein will also help your body detoxify and will help your liver function more effectively, which will also reduce PMS symptoms.
3. Consume more herbs.
Herbs are nature’s medicine. They contain hundreds of ingredients that can alleviate PMS symptoms and prevent weight gain during menstruation. Don’t look at them as weeds, look at them as natural medicine.
4. Get more vitamins and minerals.
Period Vitamin can help ensure that you are getting all the vitamins and minerals you need for your body to function optimally. When a body is functioning at its best there is less chance for weight gain and other PMS symptoms. All you have to do is take a simple capsule every day to ensure you are getting the nutrients you need. Make it a habit and you’ll be surprised at how much better you feel during your period.
5. Don’t sabotage yourself.
This means no sneaking candy bars or French fries when you are hungry. Eat healthy. Stay away from crackers, bread, corn and potatoes. Stay away from processed foods. Giving in to cravings is an easy to way to sabotage your health and gain weight during your period.
Follow these five tips to reduce PMS weight gain. You can use a couple of the tips or all of them – just remember it’s up to you to control your body, don’t let it control you.