The idea of losing weight going by periods becomes increasingly popular because it factors in one’s mood swings and the general state of health. Perhaps, you should also try it?
ABOUT THE MENSTRUAL CYCLE DIET
Metabolism in a woman’s body has some peculiarities. Usually, it is divided into 2 stages:
- The one where the energy is released
- The one where the energy is accumulated
These stages should be considered while composing your menu—even muscles may function differently depending on the stage you’re going through. For example, when you’re releasing energy you should walk a lot and meditate, and during the energy accumulation stage, dumbbell exercises are preferable.
Knowing about biochemical processes taking place in a woman’s body throughout the menstrual cycle, you will have an easier time drawing your monthly nutrition plan, and thus lose excess weight or stop gaining it.
Stage 1—Phases 1, 2
|MENSTRUAL PHASE (UP TO 4 DAYS)||
|POSTMENSTRUAL PHASE (UP TO 11 DAYS)||
Stage 2—Phases 3, 4
|LUTEAL PHASE (UP TO 22 DAYS)||
|PREMENSTRUAL PHASE (UP TO 28 DAYS)||
To reduce or prevent PMS symptoms, get enough sleep, walk and take herbal baths.
Many specialists also recommend a biorhythm diet, which is developed with regard to the change of seasons. This diet suggests the following:
- Winter: limit sweets, salty or baked foods, and starchy products; focus on meat, fish, fruit, vegetables, cultured milk products, and water
- Spring: eat fish, meat, cheese, milk, bran, beet, and other foods containing pectins and fibre
- Summer: add to your menu orange and red fruits, cherries and currant, kvass and high-protein foods
- Autumn: detox your body by limiting amount of proteins and eating more orange fruit and vegetables, as well as fibre