Ooooh I’m not in Onederland this morning. Weightloss is NEVER a linear decline. BUT there is a good reason for it... Here is some more interesting information about periods!... 🦄 It’s not just you: The scale really does move (and your jeans really do get tighter) during that time of the month.
Some people can even gain up to five pounds (or more) during their period, says Lauren Streicher, M.D. clinical professor of obstetrics and gynecology at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine and the medical director of the Center for Sexual Medicine and Menopause at Northwestern Medicine.
But it's not technically as grim as it sounds—a lot of that period weight gain is water weight (a.k.a., only temporary), because of your BFF, PMS. “You retain a lot of fluid when your period comes, and then the weight goes away afterward," says Streicher.
Still, that doesn't make it any less annoying—keep these factors in mind the next time the scale ticks up ever-so-slightly during that time of the month. 🧜♀️