If there're any fellas who read my blog, you might want to look away. I'm deep in the need to talk about the female condition, and ya'll just might not understand, or may be grossed out by it. Or want to know any of this information.
I have found over the years that my body can be quite predictible especially when it comes to the menstrual cycle. These days it's pretty regular and I could set my watch by it if needed (though the thought of that is kind of gross to me for some reason). I know exactly what to expect from my body on each day of my cycle (day 3 is usually the worst). I also know what foods my body is going to tell me I absolutely SHOULD consume.
Look, it's no secret that I love sweets. If I were a baker by trade I'd be in some real trouble. However, when my period's about to show up, I get completely RAVENOUS for sweets. Why is that? Does our body have some fundamental rule stating that every 28 days sabotage is in order? Right this minute my brain is telling me I need some cupcakes, fruit pies, cookies, german chocolate cake, chocolate, and a giant bowl of cereal. But sweet doesn't have the corner on the market of my cravings. Savory has it's foot in the door, too. I want some macaroni and cheese, mashed potatoes, and BACON.
I guess our genetic makeup tells us that physiologically our body is potentially getting ready for the stress of growing a baby, so we'd better pack on some pounds to get through the coming year. I get that. I just think the cravings can get out of freaking control.
Q) How do you keep it together during "that time?'
Q) For those of you who have lost a bit of your weight, do cravings like this get better?