Raw question for women

Ok this might seem a bit personal but here goes. Everytime I am going to get my period I could eat everything in the fridge which is not all raw. This is the only time I feel this way. Now I do not actually eat everything in the fridge but I feel I just need something more around this time. Soooooo, I was wondering if anyone else goes through this and if anyone has a recipe that just "hits the spot" for them. Thanks!


  • bittbitt Raw Newbie

    It doesn't always correlate with time of the month, but I do get some cravings for non-raw food at times. I've tried a lot of different things. I try to analyze what it is that I am really wanting. Sometimes, it's that I want the food warm. Sometimes, it's that I want something savory and soupy. Sometimes I want super bland and a lot of raw foods are very strong flavored. So my response to each would be a different action. If I want warm food, I heat raw food up in my dehydrator, like veggies that have been covered in a bit of olive oil, salt, and lemon. If I want soupy, I will warm up some miso soup and make sure the temp does not go past 120. Then I add some veggies and seaweeds. If I want bland, bananas with or without almond butter do the trick. I'd just say to try to analyze what you really are wanting. Sometimes, we are just emotional and want to numb out. Have some of your favorite raw treats on hand (for me this would be chocolate, raw cookies, and/or kombucha). Hope this helps!

  • During my time of the month, I find I crave fat. cooked or not. I am sure to have avocados and nuts handy.

    I also feel like papaya helps a lot of my cravings (and bloating)

  • Thanks!

  • grapefruit.fanaticgrapefruit.fanatic Raw Newbie

    I crave sweets during that time, and I also tend to want to eat alllll the time!! I try to keep a bunch of low-cal fruit around (like watermelon or other melons), so even if I do overdo it, I'm not downing 2000 extra calories.

    Sometimes I'll buy a more expensive fruit that isn't part of my "staple" fruits (banana/apples/oranges). That way it feels like a treat.

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