Yes, it is normal to gain weight during your period, you can gain as much as 2kg during your period. Let’s look into the most common reason you are gaining weight during your period.
Why do you gain weight during your period?
Weight gain and that bloated, sore feeling in your abdomen are common symptoms during your period. You might feel this way for a number of reasons.
Hormonal changes can cause weight gain by increasing water retention.
In the days before your period, estrogen and progesterone rapidly decrease. This tells your body that it’s time to begin menstruation.
Estrogen and progesterone also control the way your body regulates fluid. When these hormones fluctuate, the tissues in your body accumulate more water. The result is water retention.
Water retention may cause swelling or puffiness in your breasts, stomach, or extremities. This increases body weight, but not fat.Water retention is a common PMS symptom. It affects 92 percent of women who menstruate.
During our HCG weight loss program, you might also experience weight gain whilst on your period as your body is retaining water and the number on the scale sometimes moves in an upward direction. But don’t be alarmed, as this is normal and your weight will return to normal once you have completed your menstrual cycle.