Have you ever felt you have put on a few pounds during your periods? Your jeans get tighter at that time. Though you can lay blame on your last cheat meal, indeed you can gain up to kilos just in those five days.
Nevertheless, there’s nothing to worry as a lot of period weight is water weight and it is only temporary.
Below are the few reasons why look fatter during your periods:
1. You Can Blame Your Cravings
Most of the women during their periods always yearn for something sweet and savory, which only contribute to water retention. Moreover, if you are making yourself comfy with pizza and ice cream you are only consuming more calories. If you are trying to lose weight, make certain that you stick to lean protein and Greek yogurt to keep your weight loss goals on track.
2. Fluctuation in Hormones
The female sex hormone estrogen peaks right before your periods leading your body to retain a lot of water, consequentially causing you to gain a few extra kilos. However, to your much relief, the estrogen level drops as the period begins. But again, progesterone levels rise making your breast increase by a full size during the second half of the cycle due to water retention. All the same, this is also temporary and your usual breast size will come back in no time.
3. Caffeine Cravings
Out of the blue introducing more coffee or carbonated beverages into your routine diet can lead to bloating and discomfort. In addition, carbonated beverages contain added sugars that make you gain extra kilos.
4. Lacking Workout
We understand that you are lazy and tired during that time of the month and hitting the gym is tough. But sweating it out can keep your body weight in check. If you do not feel like going to the gym, you can always opt for some comfortable yoga poses at home to quell your cramps and also burn a few calories at the same time.
By Sowmya Sangam