Not to be punny but the number of people IN THE WORLD who are obese is bigger than the number of people who are overweight. Published in the Lancet, researchers say that 14.9% of women worldwide are obese with an estimated increase to 21% of the population by 2025. In fact, 20% of those obese adults live in Australia, Canada, Ireland, the UK, New Zealand, and of course, the United States. Ugh.
Pre-menstrual syndrome (PMS) is that time of the month just before a woman’s cycle starts where her hormones may feel completely out of balance resulting in mood swings (!), tender breasts, weight gain, acne, and fatigue. The hormones responsible are primarily a balance between progesterone and estrogen however other hormones such as cortisol (from the adrenals) and serotonin (the brain hormone) can play a role. Other than massive amounts of chocolate (right?), here are 3 of the best foods to eat all month long to help smooth out the ups and downs of PMS. No, it does not include wine.