weight gain during ovulation

In this article we are going to talk about weight gain during ovulation. Most of you must have heard that these two things, your monthly periods and weight fluctuations, may be related. But is this just a myth or a real thing? How can it be explained? Does the weight start to increase because the changed balance of hormones increases your appetite? Or are there some other causes? These are the questions we are going to answer today.
So for starters you should know that weight gain during ovulation bothers a lot of women, you are not the one. And yes, this effect of your monthly periods might appear even if you stick to your normal eating habits and exercise regularly. In fact, some women notice weight gain even if the beginning of their ovulation coincides with the day they went on the diet or started exercising! Needless to say, such coincidences are extremely disturbing. Imagine yourself starting days with some fruit, having some vegetable salad and soup for lunch, spending a several hours on a treadmill after work and then going to sleep with only some yogurt in your stomach for a week, only to find out that you have gained a couple of pounds… Admit it, it is kind of likely that the first thing you would do to cope with such disappointment is go straight to the fridge and grab some ice-cream… “If healthy food and exercising does not help my figure I might as well enjoy my life being chubby” – that is what you and hundreds of women might think and that would be a huge mistake.
Weight gain during ovulation is completely normal. This happens because around the time of ovulation our bodies start retaining more water. Not only this effect might cause the scale-needle go up, it could also make you feel and look more bloated than you actually are. This is because the additional weight does not spread through the body equally, but concentrates on some particular body parts. By the way, some ladies experience these symptoms not during their ovulation, but during menstruation period instead. So if during the month your weight keeps fluctuating within the limits of 2-3 pounds and these changes occur more or less regularly, don’t worry and just stick with your usual diet/exercise routine. However, if once in a while you gain more then 3-4 pounds, these fluctuations cannot be explained by weight gain during ovulation or menstruation. In that case you should rethink your eating habits. Maybe you keep yo-yo dieting, or in other words, actually make your body go though the periods of near-starvation and the periods of obesity? If this is the case, you should really concentrate on changing your lifestyle…


weight gain during ovulation

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