I'm so excited about the release of my friend Kate Hanley's book 28 Days Lighter Diet: Your Monthly Plan to Lose Weight, End PMS, and Achieve Physical and Emotional Wellness. I just bought the Kindle edition.
Watch the book trailer here.
I'm not trying to lose weight but I am trying to shake my badass PMS and have more energy. What intrigues me most about the book is that Kate, along with co-author Ellen Barrett, a fitness expert, encourage women to take a day off to rest during their periods. They say it makes women healthier in the long term.
I usually take off at least one day, but not by choice (I get terrible cramps and nausea) and not without a heavy dose of guilt and worthless attempts at working from bed or the couch. I can't imagine what life would be like if I felt fine and took a day off anyhow. The world wouldn't stop turning? I'd be healthier and more productive later? It's such a novel idea! I think the natives (men) would get restless, but it's worth a shot.
The 28 Days Lighter Diet also has different food, lifestyle, and fitness suggestions for the three phases of our menstrual cycles. I'm curious about what these are because I have only two phases now: two weeks of feeling totally radiant and carefree and another one or two weeks of cramps, mood swings, and/or extreme hunger. I wanna know how I can feel radiant all month long. I'm ready to make some changes.
I literally just clicked the send to my Kindle button so I don't have much to say about the book except I hope to learn a lot from it. Still, I'd love to hear from you:
Do you take a day off for your period? Anyone else got badass PMS?
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