5 All-Natural Ways To Deal With A Serious Case Of PMS
You have cramps and bloating, and you want to murder anyone who crosses your path.
Yeah, PMS is one evil bitch.
Now, when it's “that time of the month,” most people say, “Drink water, exercise and improve your diet.”
Excuse me, but why in the world would I want to exercise and improve my diet when it feels like I just chugged three two-liter bottles of Sprite, ran a marathon and then got sucker-punched in the gut a couple of times?
Seriously, please explain.
We're all thinking it, so I might as well just say it: Be quiet, hand me the damn remote and pass me a pint of Ben & Jerry's Phish Food ice cream while you're at it.
But seriously, regardless of what people say, this is the one time in a month when a woman should just say “f*ck it” and relax.
There is no need to exercise or change your dietary habits. (You've got all next month to do that.)
Here is some quality girl advice for beating that PMS:
1. Chocolate solves everything.
Chocolate is the answer. Chocolate is the key to any girl's heart.
When you're PMSing like a bitch, chocolate is your go-to.
Chocolate triggers your endorphins, which gives you a pleasant, high feeling.
Basically, people are always going to tell you not to do something because it's bad for you.
But chocolate is like medicine for a woman's soul.
We unwillingly sign up for a monthly subscription to the PMS monster. So if chocolate makes us feel a little bit better, why not have a bite?
Trust me, your body will thank you.
2. Have a Netflix marathon.
There is nothing more comforting than snuggling in your bed with one intention: a Netflix binge.
I love it. You love it. We all love it.
I really do believe Netflix was made for all the women having bad days.
There are so many shows, movies and documentaries, and all you have to do is pick one and indulge.
As a PMSing lady, if you want to sit in bed and watch “Grey's Anatomy” or “Gossip Girl” all day and wallow away in your tears, so f*cking be it.
You deserve it, girl.
3. Take a bubble bath.
Seriously, this is no joke. Turn your bathroom into a damn spa.
I'm talking warm vanilla candles, an awesome playlist and of course, all the Lush bath bombs you can find.
FYI: Lavender oil rocks.
Lavender oil is a very popular aromatherapy treatment.
This oil is known for treating migraines and soothing anxiety, and it even helps reduce high blood pressure.
But, wait. The best part is, it helps with cramps, fatigue and nausea. Yes!
4. Tea, please.
Cinnamon tea is life-changing.
Cinnamon contains antispasmodic and anti-inflammatory properties that can ease the symptoms of menstrual cramps.
Here is a DIY home remedy for cinnamon tea:
1. Take a teaspoon of ground cinnamon powder or a stick of cinnamon.
2. Place it in a cup and add boiling water.
3. Stir it well and seep it for about 10 minutes.
4. Add a tea bag to it and again seep it for two or three minutes.
5. If you want, you can sweeten it with honey or sugar.
This tea helps to give relief from cramps.
5. This sh*t is B-A-N-A-N-A-S.
This sh*t is really bananas.
Bananas are very rich in Vitamin B6 and potassium, which totes help with bloating and water weight.
Enjoy bananas as a simple snack, mix them with yogurt, toss them with cereal or cut them up into fruit salad.
My favorite way to enjoy a banana is in a yummy fruit smoothie.
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