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10 Things You Should Never Do While On Your Period

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10 Things You Should Never Do While On Your Period

10 Things You Should Never Do While On Your Period

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Let’s face it. When that time of the month rolls around, we can feel like we’re going out of our minds. On top of the typical stressors of work, family and daily life, we also get to deal with bloating, nausea, cravings and worst of all, cramps. Every month, I find myself heading online in search of some miracle breakthrough in period relief, but unfortunately there’s been no new advancements and I’m stuck grappling with my hot water bottle and a chocolate bar.

10 Things You Should Never Do While On Your Period

Everyone has their own ways with coping, but here are 10 things you should never do while on your period:

1. Cook

You’re hungry. You’re probably starving. In fact, you’re probably trying to look up the word for the sensation that is a mix between a craving for killer Chinese food and nausea. But if you’re on your period, don’t put yourself through the hassle of cooking a large meal. When you do your grocery shopping the week before your monthly visitor is expected to drop by, pick up some frozen dinners or anything else that can be prepared in under 10 minutes. The sooner you get some grub and are back under the covers watching Netflix, the better.

2.Exercise Rigorously

While it’s true some physical activity can lead to reduced menstrual pain, exercising a lot while on your period will just leave you sweaty, exhausted and feeling terrible. Extreme exercise frequently can also lead to the loss of one’s period, which probably doesn’t sound like such a bad thing at the moment, but take my word on this one and kick off those running shoes.

3.Binge Eat

This is never a good idea, but when you’re on your period, shoving in your go-to guilty pleasure is even more of a no-no than usual. You’ll experience even more bloating, and while your period will leave in a few days, all that extra sugar, fat and calories won’t.

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4.Go on a Date

You may not be the type who goes completely AWOL during her monthly, but the last thing you’ll want to do is try to look cute for your date wearing your tight skinny jeans and battling cramps throughout dinner. He may be cute, but he can wait until next weekend.

5. Have a Romantic Movie Fest

We can’t deny our periods make us more emotional that usual, and those feelings brought on when Noah finally gets Allie in “The Notebook” will only be intensified and leave us a sniveling, sobbing ball of estrogen and tears with a pounding headache.


Your period is the perfect time of the month to splurge on that glittery bath bomb you’ve been eyeing at Lush and spend some “me time” in the tub with your hair back, a glass of your preferred drink in hand and some relaxing music playing.

7.Eat Fast Food

A Burger King run at 2 A.M. might seem like a good idea, but your stomach will be signing a different tune after you’ve scarfed down that Whopper and greasy fries. Treat yourself by all means. We know you deserve it. Just don’t go overboard and consume unhealthy meals you normally wouldn’t.

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Don’t force yourself out of the house. You feel sick, and don’t let anyone say that it’s “only a period.” You are entitled to cancel plans and put your feet up.

This is not an option for the majority of us, but I’m all for women being granted time off during their time of the month. Of course, this may result in an empty office most of the time, but at least one day wouldn’t hurt, right? Alas, we don’t live in a perfect world and we still have to make money to continue being our fabulous, independent selves, so why not settle for leaving a few hours ahead of schedule?

10.Stay Up All Night

Your cramps are intense, Netflix is on, so why not just wither away beneath the moon? Because rest is an escape from this atrocity! You’ll feel better if you turn in early, even if it takes you a while to fall asleep. Put on some sleeping sounds on YouTube and get some shut eye, sleeping beauty.


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