Girls gain weight during their menstrual cycles, right? That is something which I had heard sometime growing up and which I just took to be fact. So with over three months of weight loss under my belt (haha, pun intended) covering the time of four menstrual cycles, I thought it would be good to see if this theory held true.
For years, I’ve had the “empty pit” phenomenon of being ravenous in the day or two just before my period begins. When I can’t seem to get enough carbohydrates or chocolate, then I know it’s time to be prepared with the extra Ibuprofen and feminine hygiene products. A girl can’t be caught off-guard.
What I’ve personally seen, according to the chart on which I’m keeping track of weekly weigh-ins, is that my weight actually stays steady or drops just a bit the week before each period. As I wondered why that might be, I conducted a google search to try to find the answer.
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Menstrual Cycles and Weight Loss