Listen up ladies, this one’s for you! Call it ‘Aunt Flo’ or simply “that time of the month,” it’s no secret that your monthly cycle can sometimes throw you a surprise or two. Although each woman has their own unique experience, there are a few common struggles that we wanted to share our take on.
We all wish that there were special PMS macros to let you fit in whatever you’re craving, but there are a ton of easy ways to help suppress cravings.
Did you know that it’s normal for women to gain up to ten pounds of water around their menstrual cycle? Although the number you see might be a bit of a shocker, it’s a natural response to your body’s higher estrogen levels the week before and during your period. As fast as the scale jumped, it will come right back down! Channel your energy into things you can control like nutrition and training so you know you’re still on track for progress.
Every woman experiences their cycle differently, so taking time to tune in to what your body is feeling and when is very helpful for both you and your coach to be aware of — you might be surprised at how precise the patterns are each month once you begin writing it down. Some helpful details could include:
At WAG we are all about getting in touch with your body and finding a strategy that works for you. It takes time, but feeling aware and empowered about your body is priceless!