I have known for a long time that about a week or so before the start of a new cycle is when all my very worst eating over-eating occurs. And the very night before is the worst of the worst.
Well that time is now. And I am so embarrassed about what Ive been eating the last couple of days that I dont even want to do the food diary.
But thought maybe fessing up and putting things out a little more openly may help me begin working on this problem too.
Also not the best period (no pun intended) for feeling motivated. Infact, I was wondering today if most of the weight I have put on over the last 3 years has been largely achieved in that period of time, each cycle. Because not only do I tend to eat more, I also tend to have more of a 'bleh..can't be bothered' attitude to most things, including exercise. Put that together with a decreasing metabolism due to getting older...recipe for disaster!
According to research a womans metabolic rate increases before a period which means she burns more calories, and therefore becomes hungrier and needs more food.
Having said that, the average woman burns an extra 250-500 calories per day in the week running up to menstruation.
so if you and plan accordingly by stocking up with only healthy foods, then this extra demand for calories can become a victory.
hmmm that is interesting. i tend to find with my body that i dont eat more at that time of the month but my body is more reluctant to loose weight. i usually loose around a kilo a week but during that week i dont loose any........anybody else find the same thing???