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Old 07-28-2005, 02:52 PM   #1  
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Oh my gosh. I have been SO good lately, ladies and gent(s). (And the gents might just want to skip this one )

BUT when it comes to a few days before TOM, that's it. Everything in my house is consumed, down to canned corn. My hormones are just out of control. I've tried "just going to bed," but that never works. It's gotten worse since I've gone off the pill. Have any of you found some kind of solution for this? It's ridiculous. I don't want to ride this excuse every month because I know that no matter what I'M responsible for my actions and eating habits, but I feel like a crazy out-of-control person raiding the peanut butter jar (if there were a cookie jar here it would be either empty or broken by now!)
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Old 07-28-2005, 03:08 PM   #2  
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I get the same way, and if I don't eat continuously I get very *****y! It starts for me about three days before my period is due, but the last day before my period starts is the worst for me. What I do to prepare is stock up on healthy snacks a couple days before this so when the urge to chow down hits me at least I'll be eating something good for me, and those healthy snacks are ALL I allow myself to snack on. I usually have to keep pretty busy to keep on plan these days, so I exercise a lot, because I know I won't feel like it when my period does start. On the last day, my worst one, I allow myself to have one bad for me snack, but I have to go out to buy it that day because if I don't I will eat it beforehand and want more. This helps me to control myself a bit during this evil time of the month, but if anyone has found a way to curb the cravings alltogether, I'd love to hear it.
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Dana - when I have intense cravings I eat carrot sticks, they REALLY fill me up. And it helps that I can snack on them for hours without it causes too much in the way of calories. I get the WEIRDEST cravings around that TOM, usually I crave meat and pasta.. together.. lol.. so weird I tell yah!

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Ohhh! I just remembered! I started to take Fish Oil Pills the week before my period, and it seems to helps with some of my symptoms, including cravings, and especially cramps!

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Old 07-28-2005, 03:31 PM   #4  
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I get insanely intense cravings when I'm PMSing really hard. It's funny, I can usually do without chocolate, but right around the day before my period I'd kill for one little square.

My cravings are also very specific, and usually involve crunchy Cheetos, a Special Dark bar, and oh, say...a side of beef. I generally don't eat a whole lot of red meat either, but man. You want me to not threaten your life? You best bring me a steak. From the grill.

(I just made my mouth water a little bit. Heh.)

All that said, I've gotten pretty good about not going overboard. I'll generally allow myself one day to have a little something salty, a bit of red meat, and a reasonable amount of chocolate. I found that it helps if I spread it out during the day, because then I feel like I'm always getting a special treat.

Oh, and I'm also convinced that I'm the ugliest, zittiest, bloatedest, most unlovable person in the world when I'm PMSing. So when you show up at my door with that steak? You better be ready to tell me what a pretty princess I am, too.

Hormones. Bah.
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OMG!!! I am the same way. It derails me every time! The odd thing is my cravings are always for McDonalds. What the heck is that all about!?!?!?!? Like I would kill for a Big Mac and Fries. Geeze!

Chocolate too. Otherwise, I couldn't care less about chocolate.
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Krysi, that sounds like a good idea. As for exercise during the dreaded week, if I can do it the first day of my period, it seems that I'm actually good to go for most of the week. I don'tk now what that's all about, maybe it's just the mental thing of "starting things off right." Thanks for your input.

Aimee- I'll try the fish oil pills. Thanks for the idea- I've been looking for something like that to take. i love carrot sticks, too.

Satylite, I crave meat too, and I'm not much of a meat eater, either. Hormones do weird things, eh? And Luv, mcdonalds is a big one for me too. I'm never really one for fast food except during that time. DANG it.
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Its so good to know that I am not the only one.
I really thought something was wrong with me when I wanted
to eat a whole carrot cake. Lucky for me I only ended up eating
half of the cake. Its not good either, but at least I didnt eat it
all like I would have in the past. I threw it away up side down
in the garbage so I would even think about it. I was thinking
that PMS really hates me and is evil and makes me evil.
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Old 07-29-2005, 12:44 AM   #8  
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So when you show up at my door with that steak? You better be ready to tell me what a pretty princess I am, too.
That's hilarious!
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Old 07-29-2005, 01:39 AM   #9  
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You know,
Red meat seems to be a common factor in this thread...I think that makes sense because of the iron content/blood loss correlation.
We probably actually need the extra iron and protein to make up for what we're losing

MMMMMMM....STEAK......Yummy

Now I want chocolate, chips and steak...

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chocolate + salt = YUMMMMMM

How I Got To This Weight or The Best PMS Treat That I Haven't Eaten In Over A Year

Movie popcorn + junior mints. Mix the mints IN with the popcorn. The goal is to get a mint in w/every mouthful of popcorn. Popcorn should be hot, mints should be melty.

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Old 07-29-2005, 03:26 PM   #11  
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Movie popcorn + junior mints. Mix the mints IN with the popcorn. The goal is to get a mint in w/every mouthful of popcorn. Popcorn should be hot, mints should be melty.
Okay, we were apparently separated at birth. In fact, I need to show your post to my boyfriend because he thinks I'm the biggest freak in the world, what with my junior mints/hot buttered popcorn obsession. (And it has to be good 'ol movie theater fake butter crap, too.)

Seriously, I've been professing my love for this tasty treat for YEARS, and everyone thinks I'm nuts. Which I probably am, but for totally unrelated reasons.

A couple months ago I saw something on the Food Network about a movie theater snack convention -- a big trade show where they sell all kinds of confections and popcorn poppers and things. A guy they talked to started a pick-your-favorite-chocolate-candy + buttered popcorn combo promotion. I was all pointing at the tv and talking about how I wanted to have the guy's babies because I thought he was brilliant.

So yeah.

Topic? PMS blows.

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Satylite, I still think you're a freak! And you too SAPF! Junior Mints and hot buttered popcorn, ewwwwww! That reminds me of something my husband likes, he takes a frosted piece of spice cake and wraps it in a slice of pizza! Now that's NASTY!

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Ewwwww, Beverly! -- that's truly one very nasty thing to eat. What possesses a person to create that particular combination?

Now, all nasty preferences aside, I DO understand the popcorn/chocolate combo -- but not in the same mouthful! Just kind of....after. Like, you eat popcorn, and then you eat some chocolate. Like that. NOT in a big old crazy flavor-orgy jumble!

OK. That's enough food porn for me! That way lies madness, and I'm cutting myself off right now.

Like I was saying, Beverly's husband's combo is truly very yucky.
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Old 07-29-2005, 09:18 PM   #14  
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satylite and SuchAPrettyFace -- You two must have been separated at birth because your AVs are alike too
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I agree, and I like both of those ingredients! Gee, maybe we could all visualize that as an appetite suppressant? LOL!
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