By Megan Deak, November 22, 2021

Kecia Gaither, M.D., a double board-certified OB-GYN, said food cravings are also related to hormonal fluctuations during menstruation. “During menses, there is a decrease in estrogen and progesterone. Drops in estrogen can lead to changes in insulin resistance,” she explained. “As such, there can exist cravings for foods containing sugar, carbs and calcium. Many women crave chocolate during this time.”

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