I try not to be so hard on myself during TOM. I eat whatever I want, including chocolate. On the first or second day of my period I try to eat steak and potatoes, it's a tradition. I take naps, request a foot rub from hubby and make the most of it. I acknowledge that my body is doing something very normal and yet I allow myself to slow down and nurture my needs. I get headaches, bloating, cramps, and lower back pain for 2 days straight. Chocolate helps, and I either don't exercise at all or go for a leisurely walk, the walk usually does help with easing my cramps but it exacerbates my lower back pain.
Fat isn't a feeling
"Food is not the enemy. Hunger is a sign of life and vitality." - Caroline Haagen from The F- it Diet