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Weight during period?

By November 14, 2009 - 8:24am
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I have been told that when a woman gets her period it affects her weight. I want to know your thoughts about this, is this going to really affect my weight?


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Thank you for your question. I agree with Susan that it depends on each woman. Although, I tend to feel as if an elephant is riding my back when I am on my period. My shoulders fell weighed down, my legs feel as if I am wearing cement shoes, etc.

Sometimes I think it is in our heads too. I know mine is since I weighed myself but there are others that do actually gain weight. Hope that helps. Tell the elephants to move.

November 14, 2009 - 10:24am
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Hi Miranda

Some women (not all) find that they retain water in the days coming up to their period but they lose it again soon after. In general, a woman's body can fluctuate a few pounds throughout her monthly cycle but it will not affect your weight in the sense that you'll get bigger or that it could be a health issue. It just means that your skinny jeans might be a little hard to fit into a few days per month.

How old are you? Have you not started your periods yet and are worried that weight gain will be an issue?

November 14, 2009 - 8:33am
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