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
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!