Period and weight gain

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So i lost 8lbs my first week, weighed in Sunday so had a few (low fat) treats. Next day was half a lb on which I expected. Weds today and am still that weight. My period started yesterday/today - so guessing (hoping!) this is the cause?? Never manage to be strict over TOTM usually so not sure what normal is for me! Does anyone else struggle at this time?

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    I have to have a piece of chocolate to get rid of the period pain otherwise I'm in agony and then the pain usually goes but it works with me

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      I am not sure how chocolate helps to reduce the pain of mensuration? I have seen my wife that she suffered during 3-4 days at least forĀ  a severe pain. But if chocolate helps then I will suggest her this. Thank you!
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    I have to have a piece of chocolate to get rid of the period pain otherwise I'm in agony and then the pain usually goes but it works with me

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    Hi candymycandy, I think that is one reason thst some people say that you should get weighted once a month for a more accurate weight loss, although if you are like me you want to know if it is working, i have been on orlistat for a week today but I cant remember exactly what the doctor said that I weighed I judt knoe it was a lot as when I weighed my self at home the week before it went rigjt round and passed the 0 again, the doctor weighed me in kilos as well, I should have got her to write my weight down for me as my memory is terrible and I have a hospital appointment with my respiratory consultant and I normally get weighted when I am there so I will write it down today, I hope that i have lost something, I have been trying to follow the slimming world eating plan and writing down everything that I eat.

    Good luck with your eating plan , are you having any side effects yet with the orlistat

    Loraine x

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    I think most ladies tend to eat a bit more just before or during our TOTM. I have also found myself doing this 1-2 days randomly wondering why and then I end up with a bad cold or sickness... I think it is your body's way of getting nutrients in before the storm as it were. 

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    Thanks ladies. Blaming water retention as I've been really strict still (for a change) aside from a couple chunks of choc and a few haribo on Sunday!

    Loraine I had zero side effects last week but yesterday I had a gurgling tummy and oil in toilet (though nothing severe). Had creme fraiche (half fat) on Sunday with a meal and realised after it wasn't as low fat as I assumed so thinking that could've been to blame?

    How about you?

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      Hi , i take water tablets for fluid retention every morning so I have been okay with that, I have been eating puff hula hoops as they are low in fat or the mini bags of snack a jacks instead of my usual crisps,and popcorn, I'm not a big chocolate fan but options hot chocolate is good , mostly trying to stay on fat free muller lights you get ones with chocolate my daughter gets them, and sugar free jelly good for something sweet, I have at least 2 youghurts a day with fresh fruit as i like my pudding after my dinner, lol, 

      how are you doing and other side effects, 

      loraine x

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    I sooo feel your pain. Water retention last week & cravings galore (& giving in!)lead to a 3lbs gain. Finally started my period yesterday & just want to eat cake/chocolate anything yummy & fattening. Also got a cold on the way so feel pretty lousy full stop :-( x

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      Boo! Ladies have all the luck right?! Hope you feel better soon cath smile

      Adamant I'm going to stick to plan and ride out period. If I do and lose weight after then I'll know it's my stupid period! If not then I guess my body is still working against me (I have pcos).

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