Lauryn Evarts, fashion blogger, fitness blogger, and diet blogger talks tips and tricks for an easier period.

How to Deal With Annoying, Obnoxious Aunt Flow

Updated: March 15, 2016
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LAURYN

Lauryn Evarts, fashion blogger, fitness blogger, and diet blogger talks tips and tricks for an easier period.

Ohhhh yesss.

I went there.

Let’s talk periods.

It shouldn’t be some top secret, taboo, hush-hush topic. I mean, if you’re a female you’re most likely a member ( or retired member ) of the super fun menstrual club.

Here’s the deal: Aunt Flow causes cramps, irritation, & the world’s worst bloat. After researching WTF to eat for an easier period, this is what I came up with:

1.} Lentils: they’ll help to perk you up when energy levels are low. Lentils contain lots of fiber which alleviates bloating.

2.} Cilantro: yes, indeed. Add cilantro to your fresh AM juice. It’s the best natural anti-inflammatory ever!

3.} Walnuts, flax seeds, chia seeds, almonds: a great source of omega-3 fatty acids! Also, wild salmon is fab too. These contain Vit B-6 which helps relieve premenstrual cravings & exhaustion.

4.} Water: just.drink.it. Add a few squeezes of lemon because it’s wonderful for pesky, period pimples.

5.} Green veggies: because duh…? When are vegetables NOT amazing to eat? They’re high in calcium, magnesium, & potassium which relieve cramps & bloat.

6.} Watermelon: this fruit’s my jam. I love, love, love sliced watermelon when it’s my time of the month. It contains tons of water & it’s a natural diuretic.

7.} Pineapple: this contains high levels of bromelain, an enzyme that relaxes muscles & prevents cramping. MY FAVORITE FRUIT!

8.} Tea: ginger tea relieves stomach pains! I like to add fresh ginger to my green tea.

So step away from the sugary shit & eat foods that will help alleviate symptoms & sickie bloating!

Other tippy-de-tips:

1.} Stay the F away from sugar. If you have to eat some sugs, grab dark chocolate. It’s full of antioxidants.

2.} If you’re taking Midol…don’t drink alcohol!! There’s acetaminophen in it- which is horrible for the liver when mixed with alcoholic beverages.

3.} Workout, peeps. If you move your body it will help with cramps. Stretching is great too!

Good luck : )!

Oh! And P.S. guys don’t get it- they’ll never get it ( they understand periods like they understand multi-tasking…BA!! HA!! ). So save the bitching for your girlfriends. Mwah!

xx.L

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  • BB

    Cilantro?! Very interesting! Also, great comment re Midol. Scary!
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  • This is nothing short of amazing.

  • Yes! Great post. I haven’t heard of a lot of these foods in relation to relieving PMS symptoms before… so willing to give all of them a try! Thanks for sharing :)
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  • HM

    Lentils is one of my favorite beans next to black beans. Thanks for the great tips. I’m going to try these yummy foods next time I’m in my period.

  • Meg

    I wish this were up a few days ago hahaha!

    Don’t forget iron though- the loss of iron that occurs during menses contributes to low energy. The low energy, for me at least, usually makes me more likely to give into cravings. There are some days my cravings are so bad that I very literally want to drink a river of chocolate like Augustus Gloop in Willy Wonka.

    Love your blog! It’s so helpful and supportive!

  • I have read about some of these before but not cilantro! Bring on the PICO DE GALLO :) Thank you for sharing!! Love + Shine CourtStar
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  • Loving this post! Amen Sister, this is great advice, and funny to!

  • Katie

    I seriously like you more and more with every post! Ugh I need to be a skinny minnie miss like you and your monthly models!! PS I just looked up Tone It Up today – I am sure you’ve heard of them – they’re two girls and super cute and like so into fitness – just like you! You should interview them!!! Thanks for all the tips and inspiration!

  • Looooved this post! I will be keeping these tips in mind next time Aunt Flow comes to visit :)
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  • Love it! Wish I had read it last week but will definitely remember for next time 😉 Thanks for sharing!
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  • Flower Power

    Lauryn,
    Great post. Do you work out as hard when you’re on your period? Or do you take a little easier?
    Thanks! :)

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  • Anlly

    amazing post!! i found this right when my aunt flow started !