Until I was 18, my periods were quite normal, and without any visible trouble. I assumed it that way since I had not experienced any physical-irritations, pain, or any other allergy forms whatsoever.
It was only after my 18 birthday celebrations that I started observing my body-changes closely.
One of the reasons could be that I was trying to shed weight!
That was when I brought home my first weighing machine.
The first time I measured my weight, it showed 130.7 pounds, which I felt was too heavy!
Then I started exercising regularly.
Within a matter of 3-4 months, I had lost about 8-9 pounds due to my efforts.
Just 10 days before my period’s days in August, I checked my weight.
I had gained about 4-pounds again! This really made me worried, because I had honestly followed all the advice given in the lose-weight-naturally book!
I had even eaten any fatty-food as I sued to before.
First, I called up my friend Anita and spoke to her about my problem.
She is two years elder to me, and I thought she would certainly have a solution for me.
She also did not know the head or tail of this problem since she had also experienced a similar problem when she was 17!
But she coolly said that the problem went away after some time!
This did not solve my doubts, anyway, and my fear started increasing!
Then I told my mom about it.
She only smiled and asked me to call a number!
I called that number in the evening, hoping to speak to one of her friends.
But the person was a female-gynecologist who happened to be mom’s best friend also.
She asked me to visit her once, which I did.
She examined me once and said everything is normal!
When I told her about my weight-problem, she said it is natural for females to gain weight during this time due to one of the following reasons I have shared with you.
- Internal Water retention: This happens mainly because the water-intake is insufficient. The body has a natural mechanism to preserve water to keep the sexual/reproductive-organs moist and soft. When we intake ore-water, this tendency will stop gradually.
- The Pre period follicular cycle can also result in weight gain because the female body is preparing for any eventual “fertilization.” The uterus-walls start thickening with protective-liquids and lipids.
Once the periods start
All the liquids will be naturally drained-out from the female body, and the weight will naturally come back to its originals!
She also spoke about the peculiar-changes in this pre-period time food-habits.
Some females tend to eat lots of salty and spicy food or consume alcohol, forcing the body to retain more water and liquid content within the body.
This may also lead to an increase in weight.
After speaking to her for about 30 minutes, my doubts got cleared.
This is only my experience that I have shared with you about weight gain before the period.
If you have cleared at least one of your doubts, it is great!
But the best person to find a solution is your physician.