Day 22: Flo’s Back: What Helps with Bloating & Cramping

Flo is back in town for the week.

I didn’t really cramp often before my second daughter, but now I feel like it happens way more often. I’m not sure why that is.

I am just grateful that it does not have me curled up in a ball like some other women.

I have been researching and trying some holistic approaches to getting rid of my mild cramps and bloating as well.

One thing that I have been doing lately is drinking Peppermint Tea. Peppermint tea may help with period cramps, bloating, and other digestive issues. I have been sipping on a big protein shaker cup full of it atleast twice a day since my period started and it actually has decreased some bloating and helped a little with cramping. It has not made those symptoms completely go away, but I do feel a difference, which is good enough for me.

Peppermint tea is also said to help you curb cravings and help freshen your breath naturally.


Sad little half serving of protein pancakes with raw and unfiltered honey. So, that’s honeycomb that you see. I was not that hungry. If you’ve read other previous posts, you know I’m infatuated with this Kodiak Cakes Almond Poppyseed flavor. I highly recommend you try it. It has the perfect amount of sweetness. I add honey to give it that extra touch. You can of course use some type of low cal or sugar free syrup, but I am trying to stay away from the sugar alcohols and al the bad types of sugar. Honey is natural and has other benefits as well.


Cantaloupe with Tajin is the perfect sweet, salty with a hint of sour snack.


Chicken thighs and fajita type veggies. I like my veggies with some crunch left. Soggy anything is nasty to me lol. I just seasoned with pepper and garlic salt. It was perfect.

Snack 2:

I needed something quick and sweet. I made a full serving of these, which completely satisfied my hunger until around 9pm.


Forgot to take a pic of my salad! My bad y’all.

Snack 3:

I love these little portioned packs of mixed nuts and fruit. I always keep them in my purse for when I’m on the go as well.

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