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LADIES: What is your favorite menstruation food?!?!

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created May 24, 2012 at 3:21 AM

So, like many other women out there, I am ravenous while on my period. I have been eating clean for about a year and even at my most vulnerable moments, non-Paleo foods never even cross my mind, so I have settled into a routine of just allowing myself to pig out (cleanly) during these couple of days guilt-free, and as soon as it's over things naturally go back to normal.

My normal diet is meat, eggs, veggies, and a bit of fruit and nuts on occasion, never crave anything sweet or more complicated-- except during my period!!

So my question is this: what is your decadent, ultra-satisfying (Paleo) snack/concoction of choice when your hormones are going wild and all bets are off?!?!

I just ate a mondo heaping bowl of plain full fat Greek yogurt and mixed in a sliced banana, a few drops of stevia, cinnamon, and some broken up squares of Lindt 85%. It tasted like sweet, creamy GOLD- truly divine. (then chased it with a couple ounces of salty mac nuts.)

So what cravings do you find yourself indulging in on your period???

Ef32d6cc543a74319464e2100e5a9ffd

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on November 04, 2012
at 11:51 AM

Oh my god! Kitfo is my favorite food on earth! I make it at home all the time with raw beef that has been frozen at least two weeks to kill the bacteria.

Cbe0baff464199131bec8f68ef5654ca

(158)

on August 17, 2012
at 05:24 PM

Ha! Glad you appreciate it. Thanks Dan!

194d8e8140425057fe06202e1e5822a7

(3979)

on August 17, 2012
at 12:03 AM

This is when ...Steve... menstruates?

194d8e8140425057fe06202e1e5822a7

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on August 17, 2012
at 12:02 AM

Sorry, XY chromosomed person creeping on this thread... but that sounds DELICIOUS!

46c9fbd45b82453f6a2dfe614a853314

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on May 25, 2012
at 01:25 PM

nom nom nom one of my favorite snacks! (Pre paleo that is) I also like my brie cheese with jalapenos and raspberries (love that spicy/sweet combo)

Ebcbbdcb8b727e69e06eaa102d49a84c

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on May 25, 2012
at 12:49 PM

Pretty sure I eat this once a week :)

Ebcbbdcb8b727e69e06eaa102d49a84c

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on May 25, 2012
at 12:47 PM

Oh-My-GOSH that sounds amazing. And it's not even my time of the monthy.

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on May 25, 2012
at 12:25 AM

OMG YUMMMMMMMMM

Da2c728c093488e4f2ea87b81619682f

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on May 24, 2012
at 11:55 PM

Mmmm... I'm going to try your greek yogurt snack! :) I Have tried greek yogurt with grapes and srawberries... but that just sounds super tasty!!

D5d982a898721d3392c85f951d0bf0aa

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on May 24, 2012
at 04:52 AM

Oh, YES. Burger, bacon, guac. And things with spinach. My body isn't even remotely subtle.

980a08fc871f83f803191278d1a8c3c3

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on May 24, 2012
at 04:07 AM

That sounds delicious. Maybe I'll try something like that tomorrow!

980a08fc871f83f803191278d1a8c3c3

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on May 24, 2012
at 03:50 AM

I do too! Red meat makes up the bulk of my period-diet. Iron?

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(195)

on May 24, 2012
at 03:38 AM

not so much as an indulgence but I just tend to CRAVE red meat during my period since going paleo...

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on May 24, 2012
at 03:25 AM

A similar post with some good stuff in it: http://paleohacks.com/questions/80274/ladies-pms-how-do-you-deal#axzz1vkn5hdB8 :)

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8508fec4bae4a580d1e1b807058fee8e

on May 25, 2012
at 03:06 AM

Some version of low-carb meat and non-starchy veggies (usually red meat) often in a bone broth!

ex: bison and mustard greens, lamb and spinach, goat with veggies stew, fish curry, burger with guacamole, etc.

I stopped craving sweets based on my menstrual cycle when I supplemented properly with trace minerals like selenium, iodine, magnesium, fish oil, B Vitamins, and C Vitamins. PMS is an inflammatory state so I try to eat cleaner and exercise when I'm on my period because otherwise I pay for it! Mood swings, carb cravings, bloating, gas, acne, IBS-like syndrome (constipation alternating with diarrhea), and cramping all reduced by 70-80% on low carb Paleo. The last 10-20% reduction came with proper supplementation.

I still like sweets occasionally but when I do have them it's twice a week after post-workout like berries, mint leaves, and cream or Paleo dark chocolate brownie w/ mint and, whipped cream, or coconut muffin with berries and cream. I don't increase my sweet consumption during any particular time of the month.

In the SAD days, I used to have moderate PMS, sometimes horrendous cramps, and always -IBS, acne, and carb cravings from Hell- that just made it worse!

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Fd7b128cf714044a86d8bd822c7a8992

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on May 25, 2012
at 12:20 AM

I go buy myself a hunk of brie cheese, some bacon, and a Granny Smith apple. Slice the brie, slice the apple into fairly thin slices, and fry up the bacon. Then I make mini "sandwiches" with an apple slice on the bottom, then a brie slice, then bacon on top.

Alternately, a big bowl of frozen blueberries with coconut milk (I live in Miami so sometimes I'm really not up to eating something hot on top of the weather).

Ebcbbdcb8b727e69e06eaa102d49a84c

(1804)

on May 25, 2012
at 12:47 PM

Oh-My-GOSH that sounds amazing. And it's not even my time of the monthy.

46c9fbd45b82453f6a2dfe614a853314

(1876)

on May 25, 2012
at 01:25 PM

nom nom nom one of my favorite snacks! (Pre paleo that is) I also like my brie cheese with jalapenos and raspberries (love that spicy/sweet combo)

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Cbe0baff464199131bec8f68ef5654ca

(158)

on May 24, 2012
at 09:17 PM

One of my favorite meals is bison burger with avocado, bacon and sauerkraut wrapped in lettuce with a side of sweet potato french fries!!!! Finish with a bar of dark chocolate with sea salt or bacon. Occasionally served with wine. YUM

194d8e8140425057fe06202e1e5822a7

(3979)

on August 17, 2012
at 12:02 AM

Sorry, XY chromosomed person creeping on this thread... but that sounds DELICIOUS!

Cbe0baff464199131bec8f68ef5654ca

(158)

on August 17, 2012
at 05:24 PM

Ha! Glad you appreciate it. Thanks Dan!

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Bbd349fe334481d99c091333b87cacb5

on May 24, 2012
at 04:58 PM

Full fat yogurt with frozen raspberries or cherries with some raw honey on top. Also, dark chocolate!

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4de2c59d682664a54cfcd4f0979e1115

on May 24, 2012
at 03:51 AM

A big batch of cauliflower fried "rice" a la Melissa Joulwan (Well Fed). Except I replace the pork char siu with heaping mounds of bacon. It's a good thing.

980a08fc871f83f803191278d1a8c3c3

(531)

on May 24, 2012
at 04:07 AM

That sounds delicious. Maybe I'll try something like that tomorrow!

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(195)

on May 24, 2012
at 03:37 AM

A delicious grass-fed-hormone&antibiotic-free hamburger (sans bun obviously) with guacamole... yumyum RED MEAT!

D5d982a898721d3392c85f951d0bf0aa

(2417)

on May 24, 2012
at 04:52 AM

Oh, YES. Burger, bacon, guac. And things with spinach. My body isn't even remotely subtle.

980a08fc871f83f803191278d1a8c3c3

(531)

on May 24, 2012
at 03:50 AM

I do too! Red meat makes up the bulk of my period-diet. Iron?

Medium avatar

(195)

on May 24, 2012
at 03:38 AM

not so much as an indulgence but I just tend to CRAVE red meat during my period since going paleo...

Ebcbbdcb8b727e69e06eaa102d49a84c

(1804)

on May 25, 2012
at 12:49 PM

Pretty sure I eat this once a week :)

1
59fa7cd87fb9d669adf21e5cf3e7ada5

on August 16, 2012
at 11:56 PM

An entire roast suckling pig followed by a half-gallon of Blue Bell ice cream, and that's just lunch.

194d8e8140425057fe06202e1e5822a7

(3979)

on August 17, 2012
at 12:03 AM

This is when ...Steve... menstruates?

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Fbd729b3be1f65079d1e1d0d54a03f0b

on August 16, 2012
at 07:17 PM

some plantain chips!cook in coconut oil when it is starting to turn brown..they end up like sweet gummies or a Lara bar...it has just enough sweetness to trick those crazy hormones..lol

1
E7adfe31507efb7c935f618a829f56d6

on May 24, 2012
at 07:25 PM

dried mangoes!!!!! no added sugar, sulfur-free, just mangoes. They are ultra-sweet enough. I can eat them by the pound. they are the devil on my shoulder.

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(195)

on May 25, 2012
at 12:25 AM

OMG YUMMMMMMMMM

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Ce41c230e8c2a4295db31aec3ef4b2ab

(32556)

on May 24, 2012
at 06:31 PM

Liver, eggs and chocolate!

1
782d92f4127823bdfb2ddfcbcf961d0e

on May 24, 2012
at 05:23 PM

Past those days now but back then it was Reese's Peanut Butter Cups! If that was still a problem today I guess I would have to figure out how to make it paleo--dip my 85% dark chocolate in almond butter?

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3b3a449b6705e9ec8b141d0bd07c1a64

(1489)

on May 24, 2012
at 03:27 PM

Paleo dark chocolate, or fresh coconut meat, or any combo of fruit and nuts :)

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D8c04730b5d016a839b3c5b932bf59dd

on May 24, 2012
at 05:42 AM

Before I knew about paleo, I tried a diet with two rules: no animal products, and no fat. (very sad.) When I was bleeding, I would find myself at the greasiest spoon, ordering the biggest cheeseburger (and I was/am allergic to dairy). When I learned about the Blood Type Diet it finally made sense. Then, also pre-paleo, I used to have massive cramping and pain and intestinal troubles on my period. Somehow, in desperation, I discovered I could tolerate chicken. I would get one of those grocery store roast chickens, bring it home, and tear into it with my hands like a cavewoman.

Now, I'm quite happily minus my uterus, so don't notice that time of the month so much.

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Bb0a53678a351dc670e8425e7178378d

on March 14, 2013
at 01:46 AM

Salt and meat. Dill pickles and the pickle juice.Very confused on something..Bacon? Yes or no? I see so many Paleo dishes wit it in it but then when I read the lists of Paleo foods Bacon is on the list of what not to eat because of added sodium and nitrates. I've been loosing weight,but am I dooming myself by eating bacon?

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C79d3d43b60876024b009b760b273247

on November 04, 2012
at 09:50 AM

Chocolate dark,sweet lollies ,chips,rice,fish,carbohydrates

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183f5c49a7a9548b6f5238d1f33cb35e

on August 16, 2012
at 09:40 PM

100g block of 85% dark chocolate - ate the whole thing for afternoon tea time and felt so sick afterwards!!

Bowl of mashed sweet potato with plenty of cinnamon

Fatty caramelised lamb ribs

Young coconut meat and water

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E95216c62a14d21c371fcbf2fed8469b

(1867)

on June 09, 2012
at 12:29 AM

Chocolate and peanut butter. I drink extra coffee too.

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724f0f45eb53919b8c617c3c1ec5fbc5

(830)

on June 08, 2012
at 11:53 PM

Kitfo. It's an Ethiopian raw beef dish, made of hand chopped meat mixed with spiced butter. To die for.

I need to try making it myself with pastured beef & butter....

Ef32d6cc543a74319464e2100e5a9ffd

(1205)

on November 04, 2012
at 11:51 AM

Oh my god! Kitfo is my favorite food on earth! I make it at home all the time with raw beef that has been frozen at least two weeks to kill the bacteria.

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518bce04b12cd77741237e1f61075194

(11577)

on June 08, 2012
at 08:48 PM

I destroy oysters. All of them.

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B11187d35f1b863a36a1a37ae99898bf

on May 24, 2012
at 06:42 PM

Almonds and dark chocolate. At the same time. Raisins/currants optional. divine

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27361737e33ba2f73ab3c25d2699ad61

(1880)

on May 24, 2012
at 05:14 PM

85%+ Dark Chocolate and Hazelnuts (or macs or last resort, almonds or pumpkin seeds); Toasted Seaweed

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(1240)

on May 24, 2012
at 05:56 AM

I like to make an 8oz beef burger (well seasoned) and serve it on a salad of shredders (SNL '98) - shredded iceberg lettuce with homemade mayonnaise, and I'll add onions, pickle chips, and mustard. I usually crave fat and salt more than sugar and fat, and it's heightened around that special time.

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