What I Eat in a Day (Menstrual Phase Diet for Optimal Health)

Hello, wonderful people! Welcome back to our lovely blog and today, I’m excited to share a special edition of “What I Eat in a Day.” This article focuses on how I nourish my body during my menstrual phase, also known as my period. Our bodies go through a complex internal process during this time, making it crucial to support and nourish ourselves properly.

Breakfast: A Nourishing Start

To kick off my day, I always start with a cup of red raspberry leaf tea. This tea is excellent for supporting the uterus, helping to alleviate and prevent cramps. It’s a soothing and delicious way to begin my morning.

For breakfast, I keep it simple yet nourishing. I sauté zucchini and onions for some early morning veggies and fiber. Alongside, I enjoy organic turkey bacon. After years of sticking with chicken sausages, I recently rediscovered turkey bacon. Baking it instead of frying has made all the difference—it’s crispy and delicious.

I’ve also added a new favorite to my breakfast routine: cauliflower hash browns. They taste just like regular hash browns but come with the added benefit of extra fiber. To ensure I get enough protein, I often pair my breakfast with a protein shake or bar.

A delightful addition to my morning meal is the GEM bite. These nutrient-packed bites fill the gaps in daily nutrition with real, whole food ingredients. They are soft, chewy, and perfect after a savory breakfast. GEM’s real food ingredients make these bites more absorbable than synthetic supplements, making them a fantastic daily addition.

Snack Time: Warming and Wholesome

For my snack, I switch things up to align with my menstrual phase. During this time, I prefer warming foods like soups and broths. Today, I opted for bone broth. It’s rich in protein and nutrients, supporting gut health and collagen production.

Alongside my bone broth, I have raw carrots with a touch of hummus. Raw carrots are great for hormonal balance. To add a bit of sweetness, I include some organic strawberries. This combination is both nourishing and satisfying.

Lunchtime: Comfort in Every Bite

Lunch features leftovers from last night: teriyaki turkey meatballs. These are a favorite in our household, easy to make, and incredibly delicious. I pair them with a cucumber salad, marinated in apple cider vinegar, coconut aminos, and a drizzle of honey. This simple salad helps manage blood sugar spikes, making it a healthy pre-meal starter.

To enhance my lunch, I add a bit of kimchi. This fermented cabbage is excellent for gut health, loaded with probiotics and fiber. It’s a tasty and nutritious addition to my meal.

Dinner: Warm and Hearty

Dinner is a comforting bowl of hamburger soup. This soup is a staple during my period for its ease of preparation and nutrient richness. I swap regular broth with bone broth to maximize health benefits. Instead of potatoes, I use white rice for a change.

For dessert, I indulge in dark chocolate bites from Unreal. Dark chocolate is rich in magnesium, which helps alleviate menstrual cramps, making it a perfect treat during this phase.

The Importance of Rest

As I navigate my menstrual phase, I listen to my body’s needs, which often means extra rest. Today, I enjoyed a relaxing day, including a nap to recharge. I also spent some time listening to an audiobook, “The Unwedding” by Ali Coney. It’s a captivating murder mystery that has been a perfect companion during my restful moments.

Nourishing your body during your menstrual phase is essential. From soothing teas and hearty breakfasts to comforting soups and wholesome snacks, each meal plays a vital role in supporting your body through this natural cycle. Remember to listen to your body, rest when needed, and choose foods that nurture your health and well-being.

Thank you for joining me on this journey. I hope you find inspiration and comfort in these meal ideas. Until next time, take care and nourish yourself with love.

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