Menstruation is what starts anywhere between 12 to 14-year-old girls. All girls go through this physiological change and it is a significant part of their life. But the onset of menstruation also brings change to your body and its responses towards different activities or things, mainly foods. If know what things are beneficial during periods and what are non-beneficial, you can enjoy your womanhood. So here, we are going to discuss the DO’s and DON’Ts of Periods. Let’s start with the Don’ts.
DON’Ts of Menstruation
Eating Junk Food
Junk food is something most girls are tempted towards during menstruation. But it is very unhealthy and can make the pain of periods even worse. So, it is best to avoid junk food especially salty ones as they can cause fluid imbalance.
Avoid Dairy Foods
You may want to stay away from dairy products such as milk, cheese and cream as they can make your cramping worse.
The maintenance of your hygiene is on you! Have menstruation means that you are becoming a woman. So, don’t be lazy when it comes to the hygiene. Change your pads or tampons on time, don’t use the same pad again and keep it all clean.
Don’t make your day worse by staying in the bed during menstruation. There are better things to do than laying all day. It’s going to be hard, but its not impossible. Find your motivation!
Don’t Remove Your Pad Before Bed
Speaking of bed, you may leak a few drops of icky discharge on your bed without knowing it. So, don’t remove your sanitary pad or tampon before doing to sleep. Trust me, you don’t want to ruin your mattress or the bedsheet.
Wearing Light Colored Dresses
Wearing light colored dress can make spotting more visible and hence, you should keep them for later days of the cycle.
DO’s of Menstruation
Track Your Period
The most obvious yet, important thing to do is to track your period. Knowing your period dates will help you plan all the DO’s and DON’Ts of menstruation.
Lift Up Your Mood
Menstrual cycle may cause mood swings but only if you are not in control. The best way to feel in control is to distract yourself and to do something interesting. A good way to lift up your mood is to take a nice walk, read an interesting book or watch a good movie.
Drinking enough water can help maintain a healthy metabolism which is crucial during periods. It also helps keep the salt levels at a healthy bar which is also helpful.
Swim as You Will
There is no problem in swimming during your periods as long as you can manage it. Sanitary pads are not as efficient under water as tampons. So, use a tampon and dive in!
Yes, chocolate helps a lot during your periods. It helps boost your mood and ease the cramps.
Warm Up to Ease Cramps
Warming up your tummy can help reduce the painful cramping. So, grab a heat pack and stay warm.
So, there you have it! The things that you should be avoiding and the ones you should be doing. Do you want to add anything? Have you been doing something that has helped you during your menstruation or not so? Feel free to share it with here. See you around!