In this short article, we will
go through a few natural ways to stop food cravings
during PMS. Before we begin you can start by
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These, like all other ways
recommended in other sections, are not exclusive to certain food cravings but work across all
food cravings irrespective of the drive behind the cravings e.g. PMS, Depression
You need to eat food that does not
release carbohydrates quickly. This is because food carbohydrates that are quickly
released in the body raise serotonin instantly and put you on a" high" almost
immediately but they are also used up so fast it only becomes a matter of time before
you are down in the pit again - does mood swings ring a bell? DO NOT eat food such as
ice cream, cakes and other junk food that you might be craving like crazy. Instead eat
fruits, vegetables, beans, nuts.
Eat some tuna, rice cake or rye crisp.
If you add a little mayonnaise or almond butter can help slow down the rate of
absorption of the carbohydrates, which would of course result in a longer lasting
elimination of PMS food cravings.
Try to eat in smaller portions: Since
it has been illustrated that carbohydrates that are absorbed gradually into the body
are preferred. This then means you can eat smaller portions of food across the day so
that you keep your sugar levels steady. Make sure you eat the amount of food you'd eat
even if it was 3 meals per day. It may be six meals per day but make it the same
proportions as your usual 3 meals a day.
balance up magnesium in your body:
Symptoms like abdominal bloating, breast pain, headaches, fatigue, fluid retention,
mood swings are said to be as a result of lack of magnesium in the body. So other than
just eliminating food cravings magnesium is said to also help in reducing menstrual
cramping and the other symptoms mentioned above. Food that is rich in magnesium include
nuts, whole grains, beans, almonds and green leafy vegetables. Note that refined or
soft water tends to be without the needed levels of magnesium.
Calcium is important too: some recent
studies suggest that a high intake of high calcium intake and vitamin D may help reduce
premenstrul syndrome (PMS) by at least 50%. Food rich in calcium include, milk, cheese,
yogurt, greens broccoli, sardines, canned salmon with bones, dried beans and peas,
black molasses, edible seaweeds, watercress and tofu
Natural ways to stop food
cravings during PMS are not limited to these
listed above. Continue with your reading and you will find more and more useful information.