Due to hormonal changes, some people experience food cravings in the days leading up to their period. If you’re hungry, eat! Focus on eating well, staying active and enjoying your amazing body and everything it can do. When you are well-hydrated, and eat plenty of fruit, veggies, and whole grains this will provide your body with good nutrition overall. The result? Your whole body, as well as your reproductive system will feel much better. Some people experience bloating, constipation or water retention during their period or PMS, and this can give the appearance of weight gain. Keep in mind that this is temporary.