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Doctor insights on: Is It Normal To Get Food Cravings During The Menstrual Cycle

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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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Do all girls get food cravings on your menstrual cycle?

Do all girls get food cravings on your menstrual cycle?

Many, not all: Many girls and women have cravings for certain foods (chocolate) or certain tastes such as salty or sweet. Some don't experience any cravings at all. ...Read more

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Any girls get bad food cravings on their menstrual cycle?

Any girls get bad food cravings on their menstrual cycle?

Cravings: It is not unusual to crave sweets or salty foods or really anything during the premenstrual time period. Very typical of a lot of women. ...Read more

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Can I eat anything to curb menstrual food cravings?

Can I eat anything to curb menstrual food cravings?

Yes!: [1] eat whole grains. [2] avoid refined sugar roller coaster. [3] eat omega-3's [salmon, ground flaxseed]. [4] drink lots of water [5] avoid caffeine and alcohol. [6] limit extra salt, salty processed foods. [7] graze: eat smaller portions throughout the day instead of three big meals. [8] get moving 30-60 minutes every day [ok: not eating but still key]. Good luck! ...Read more

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Food cravings before, during and after period, is it normal?

Food cravings before, during and after period, is it normal?

Some females: due experience cravings around & at time of menses - especially for junk carbohydrates. Take care. ...Read more

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What can I do to get rid of my food cravings in the middle of the night?

What can I do to get rid of my food cravings in the middle of the night?

Not uncommon.: Each of us goes sme unusual spells like yours.But if it persists you need to pay attention.If you are not careful it may lead to over eating and related problems.You should check up for diabetes as well. ...Read more

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The pill is making me sensitive to smell and have food cravings in my 6th month. Is this normal??

The pill is making me sensitive to smell and have food cravings in my 6th month. Is this normal??

Missing info: Please add name of pill, your age and situation (6th month pregnant?) and resubmit so we can better respond. ...Read more

Menstrual (Definition)

Menstrual refers to the monthly cycle in women which prepares the female for ovulation, generally once per month, which is that time of month that the egg can be fertilized by the male sperm, for the purpose of reproduction. Menstrual cycles start at the first day of menstruation. (it's always been curious to me that 'menstrual' and ...Read more


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Nutrition (Definition)

Nutrition is the synergistic combination of nutrients found in food and water that allows the human body to perform all essential ...Read more