Here's Why You're Always So Hungry On Your Period
And why it's totally normal.
Chances are you probably clicked this because you just ate 3 cookies, 2 slices of pizza, half a tub of ice cream and the entire country of France, and now you're wondering "WTF is wrong with me?!"
We're here to tell you that nothing is wrong with you (other than you're need to date assholes, seriously, cut that shit out), but health-wise, you're totally normal!
The reason you're so hungry during your period is because your body NEEDS that extra food because you're burning 100-300 more calories a day more than usual, according to ob-gyn Diana Hoppe, M.D. Why? It takes a lot of energy to fuel the hormonal fluctuations that occur before and during that time of month. You metabolism speeds up by as much as 15% in response to this demand.
The key here is not to eat everything in sight, but instead aim for "quality" calories, in the form of a small snack or meal. This means eat foods that contain lean proteins, iron, and omega-3 fatty acids.
Soba noodles with shrimp or spinach salad with walnuts and chicken are two perfect things that will help your period cravings. These foods will help balance your hormone swings that are causing your increased appetite. Hope this makes your "time" a little easier!