10 Ways to Not 🚫 Gain Weight βš–οΈ when You Have Your Period πŸ“ ...

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It's that dreaded time of the month when your hands swell, your shoes feel tight and you seem to bloat instantly.

And the scale becomes an instant enemy as you gain between 2-7 pounds.

And although it only lasts for 5 to 7 days, it can be downright grueling because you crave salt and many foods that should not even be in your diet.

Before you give in to your cravings and submit to a week of feeling like a cabbage patch kid, let me share with you how to ward off weight gain.

There are ways to keep the weight gain away when you have your period, so tune in to my tips:

1. Lower Your Sodium Intake

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With your change in hormones in that time of the month you will likely crave salt.

So chips, French fries, pizza and every other high sodium food will be on your crave list.

But that does not mean it is okay to give in.

Try to avoid or lower your sodium intake to keep weight gain at bay this week!

2. Increase Your Greens

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Although the last thing you are probably thinking of is your greens, this is what your body needs.

Greens will speed up your digestion and provide your body with the phytonutrients that it really needs.

Often we eat based on what our body wants rather than what it needs and during your period.2

Eat before your cravings hit and choose food that nourishes your body and keeps weight gain at bay!

3. Drink Lots of Water

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With the time of the month and your body’s natural tendency to hold onto water, it is more important now that ever to drink plenty of water.

Aim for 9 glasses of water daily during your time of the month and kick the bloating to the curb!

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