I tend to suffer from depression before my periods are due and this is the reason of my ‘comfort eating’. What can I do about it?

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One of our weight loss patients, who have come from California just to get her cryolipolysis sessions done from NidSun, asked us this question yesterday. It was a rational question so I thought of sharing it with you as well.

A healthy diet not only during the period but throughout is the best way to alleviate PMS symptoms, including depression.

Such a diet will include plenty of complex carbohydrates, vitamin B complex rich foods such as whole grains, lean meat, fish, nuts, seeds, lentils and vegetables. Vitamin B6 is particularly linked with easing of PMS symptoms and is found in good amount in fish, poultry, nuts and fortified breakfast cereals. There is also some evidence that a diet rich in essential fatty acids (plant oils, oily fishes), calcium (low fat dairy products, dark leafy green  vegetables, white fishes) and magnesium (found in nuts, fruits and green vegetables) can help minimise PMS symptoms, including depression.

Diet will help regulate blood sugar levels and reduce the physical need for comfort foods.

If the above remedies don’t help then it’s a good idea to go to a doctor. Your doctor might suggest either natural ways or to go for contraceptive pills to minimise PMS and depression by resetting hormonal balance.

Eat Good     Live Lite     and      Feel great ::)


About Sunny Bawa 42 Articles
Dr. Sunny Bawa is a sports doctor with a master’s in sports medicine. He specializes in nutrition and micro-trauma injuries. He has 10 years of experience and has handled weight loss needs since 2006. Bawa has been associated with athletes and games for a long time: He was part of the Commonwealth Health Team for Delhi in 2010 and has been the official team doctor for the ICC World Cup, Indian Athletics, and boxing teams. A natural bodybuilder himself, Bawa has won the titles of Mr. Mumbai and Chandigarh. He still trains and coaches celebrities and pro-athletes with special needs. One of the founders of NidSun clinics, Bawa and his team have a vision to bring world-class health facilities to the common man at the best price. Their aim is achieving long-term health and fitness goals and want to help others have a quality life free of diseases—the birthright of every person.

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