Sometimes it is easy to forget that we need to take extra care of ourselves during our period.
This month I have craved salty foods and bought salty foods to feed my salty desires. However, it was wrong of me to react that way to something I’m expecting and know how to manage when it arrives.
Sometimes it is easy to forget that we need to take special care of ourselves during menstruation. For example, I bought a bag of chips with curry sauce, and the first few bites were delightful. However, my stomach began to hurt shortly after – salty foods during menstruation are self-destructive. I think because I had been going through a stressful time in my life, I turned to food and approved the purchase with the fact that ‘I’m on my period.’
Any food containing sugar or salt will exacerbate the pain you feel and lower your mood after bringing you up on a high for like 10 minutes. Please be mindful of your needs vs wants vs desire.
My needs: Something that will soothe the physical pain I’m feeling and lift my low mood. (Avocado and banana are great.)
My wants were chips, chips, a blueberry muffin and even more chips.
My desires, to have a pain free period where I’m fresh with vibrant energy and well-rested from my daily duties.
Remember, only you can make menstruation better, aim to fuel and soothe with healthy choices, as opposed to giving in to salt and sugar.
Live a healthy life,