Craving something sweet is a sign of having period

Pasay, Philippines
February 2, 2013 8:07pm CST
Have you noticed that when you are about to have period like weeks or days before then you are looking something sweet? I haven’t realized that not until my friend have told me that is the sign. I am like that usually that I always want to eat sweet when I am about to have a monthly period. Especially chocolates, cakes and other more dessert that I want to eat.
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• United States
3 Feb 13
That is the case for me as well it is chocolate and it tastes really good.
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• Pasay, Philippines
8 Feb 13
I am craving as well in chocolates when I am about to have period.
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• Philippines
3 Feb 13
True that! I would know that it's not the usual craving for sweets because I tend to clean the whole house. As a reward for being ridiculously in to "cleaning" I'd eat dark chocolate and drink almost a liter coke. That's the indication for me when I'm about to have mine.
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@ajithlal (14569)
• India
19 Feb 13
I like chocolates very much . But I didn't realize craving for sweets or any other snacks .
• Philippines
3 Feb 13
Actually it varies. Like me, I crave for sour-tasting fruits when my period is near.
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• Philippines
3 Feb 13
true. my officemate was like that.
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• Philippines
3 Feb 13
There is a scientific explanation for that reasons. Incoming period increases the needs of extra energy for the body and sweet is a great source of energy. It is the period where wants increases but for one reason is overcome by another enzymes in your body.
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• Pasay, Philippines
8 Feb 13
Thank you for that information, that is the reason why we are craving for the sweets most of the time.
@jenny1015 (13389)
• Philippines
3 Feb 13
GUILTY HERE! And i just hate those times coz I am trying to lose a few pounds and this happens! I hate it!......now I am craving for soda!
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• Pasay, Philippines
8 Feb 13
Same here I am craving to drink soda when about to have period though I also hate it because that is the effect of having gurd.
• United States
3 Feb 13
I can't recall that I really craved anything sweet but I know that I would have the scoots!!
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• Pasay, Philippines
8 Feb 13
You mean you are having stomach ache?
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3 Feb 13
That sounds funny. I never hear that before but some of my friend said chocolate can lighten pain. I will notice next time. I feel uncomfortable before period.
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• Pasay, Philippines
8 Feb 13
I haven't noticed that too not until my friend told me that she is craving for sweets when about to have period.
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@joliefille (3696)
• Philippines
3 Feb 13
Yes, it definitely has to do with our hormones' state before and after our period. A few days ago I knew my period was coming because of this weird feeling somewhere in my lower abdomen, it's not pain it's just a bit of pressure. Then yesterday I was craving chocolate cake and soda and I had to fulfill that craving by buying chocolate cake.
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• Pasay, Philippines
8 Feb 13
that was funny though, we are being forced to spend just to buy the food that we are craving for.
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@lisacope (82)
3 Feb 13
Yeah, I get like that too. I tend to want sweet things, as you said, and have a bigger appetite. I'm generally healthy though so it's never really a problem for me.
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@laydee (12813)
• Philippines
3 Feb 13
Sometimes I get that, but there are times when I don't. There's also times (more often) that I get crankiness or change in behavior, seems like I get irritated quicker than the usual days. There are also cravings for something sour - which is why eating unripe mangoes with shrimp paste is popular in my country. Hahaha.. Have a great mylot experience ahead! I am craving for one now!
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@amemarie (15)
3 Feb 13
but why do i always seem to crave for chocolate? @_@ but you're right. the food cravings do increase when it's almost my period. a friend of mine says almonds can fend off the cravings..
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@chiyosan (30205)
• Philippines
3 Feb 13
i have never had cravings when it is almost my time of the month. usually my cravings are not sweet... but my sign is (always and without a doubt) when my back would feel like its about to break, like its been stuck and the feeling like its really hurting.
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• United States
3 Feb 13
This is certainly true. I crave chocolate, salty foods, and I have to have salt and vinegar chips, and chinese food lol.
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@jricky1 (6808)
• China
3 Feb 13
I'd feel like eating those sweet and the desserts are tasting so good.I love it and thanks for share.
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@asliah (11148)
• Philippines
21 Feb 13
hi, in my observation my sister will look or find sour fruits such as green mangoes or tamarind,and for the it will be the sign that they are near to have menstruation,but its really different is your because you will looking for sweet foods such as chocolates.