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December 4, 2013 by Leanne Vogel November 7, 2018
Chocolate-drenched popcorn with a sprinkle of shredded coconut and sea salt. The ultimate recipe to soothe chocolate cravings – under 300 calories for the entire batch!
That time of the month, the visitor, your friend… Most of you ladies are well-versed in the ways of of it all, but me? I’m a bit rusty.
It’s been 4 months since I started HRT (read: my hormone story) and I’m happy to report that Mrs. Monthly has entered the building… and she brought along the biggest bag of PMS chocolate cravings with her. Like whoa.
6 years ago, when I was I studying nutrition, I learned that PMS has 6 distinct “characters”, and that each woman can experience one, or more, of these characters at any given time throughout her cycle. To help me study for my exams, I assigned each of the PMS characters a cartoon character. Hilarious.
Piglet from Winnie-the-Pooh experiences anxiety, irritability and mood swings.
Dale from Chip n’ Dale has sugar cravings (mostly chocolate).
Charlie Brown battles with depression, confusion and memory loss.
Clifford the Red Dog experiences bloating, weight gain and swelling.
Sleeping Beauty is the epitome of fatigue.
Rumpelstiltskin is greasy, oily and has bad complexion.
Any guess on what character I am?
Since starting with AOR Estro Adapt, a supplement that helps to promote healthy and regular menstruation, I’ve noticed a dramatic decrease in my PMS symptoms.
To share the love, my partners at AOR are offering one lucky Healthful Pursuit lady the chance to win a basket of my favorite AOR supplements – everything I use to respectfully decline to turn into a chocolate loving Dale on the daily.
Leave a separate comment for each entry.
A winner will be randomly drawn on Monday December 9. The winner will be announced at the top of this post. If I don’t hear from you in 24 hours, a new winner will be drawn. Giveaway open to US and Canadian residents.
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HI! I’M LEANNE
Nutrition educator + keto enthusiast. I want to live in a world where every woman loves her body, nourishing fats are enjoyed at every meal, and the word “restriction” isn’t in the dictionary.