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How can I delay my period naturally? What food can I eat to delay my period?

How can I delay my period naturally? What food can I eat to delay  my period?

Food won’t do it: You can not control your menstrual cycle via diet. If you would like to take control of your menstrual cycle consider one of the many forms of birth control available ...Read more

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Menstrual Cycle (Definition)

The menstrual cycle begins with the shedding of the uterine lining, resulting in bleeding from the vagina. A few weeks later, one ovary releases an egg and the uterine lining thickens in preparation for a potential pregnancy. Pregnancy can occur at this stage if sperm fertilizes the egg. If the egg is not fertilized, the egg will leave your body and ...Read more


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Idealy for how much period of time we should not eat before going gym and after workout.

Idealy for how much period of time we should not eat before going gym and after workout.

30 minutes or more: Although this is very individualized, some people experience gastrointestinal distress when eating 30 minute prior to exercise. Especially with high protein or high fat meals for various reasons. There is some evidence that ingesting protein in the first thirty minutes immediately after exercise improves muscle growth. ...Read more

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Why can't you not eat watermelon in you're period ?

Why can't you not eat watermelon in you're period ?

Who says you can't?: I've never heard of such a thing. Of course you can eat watermelon (or anything else) during menstruation. ...Read more

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Why do you eat a lot before your period and during your period?

Why do you eat a lot before your period and during your period?

Progesterone: Progesterone is highest during this time of the cycle and Progesterone is an appetite stimulant. In fact, persons who are undergoing chemotherapy who lose their appetite, may be sometimes given high dose Progesterone to increase their appetite. I try to 'ignore' those hunger pangs.... And tell myself it's just my ovaries talking so as to avoid weight gain during this time :-). ...Read more

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Can you not gain weight when you eat sweets during your period?

Yes: If you eat enough of anything (including) sweets - you can gain weight at any time during your cycle. ...Read more

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What is the most appropriate foods to eat when you have your period?

What is the most appropriate foods to eat when you have your period?

Foods: Avoid caffeine, chocolate, alcohol & salt. Consider omega- 3 fatty acids or magnesium (supplementation or through diet) with doctor's approval. Sipping chamomile & green tea can dissipate pain. Ginger helps w nausea. Avoid junk carbs. ...Read more

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Is it okay to let yourself go hungry for a period of time, ie. During meal times. Or should you always eat when you are hungry?

Is it okay to let yourself go hungry for a period of time, ie. During meal times. Or should you always eat when you are hungry?

No problem missing : There is no serious issues from eating at regular meal times and not snacking between meals. Eating frequently is a good way to become obese. ...Read more

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Is there a way to control your hunger from ovulation to period? I mean I work out a lot and eat lots of veggies but cravings get insane please help?

Is there a way to control your hunger from ovulation to period? I mean I work out a lot and eat lots of veggies but cravings get insane please help?

What r u craving?: I wonder if you have some sort of nutritional deficiency. It is not normal to have overwhelming cravings just because you are in a certain part if your period. ...Read more

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Menstrual Period (Definition)

Menstrual period is a medical term for the monthly bleeding ...Read more