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I am starting my first whole30 and I am also due to start my period about the same time. I normally deal with nausea or feeling like I need to eat everyone under the sun. My periods tend to be really rough due to PCOS, endometriosis (recently removes) and adenomyosis. I could really use some complaint snack ideas that are easy on the stomach! What are your go-to foods?

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Try upping your starchy vegetables during this time, especially in the time leading up to and first couple of days of your period -- you may even want a fist-sized serving at each meal for those days. (Starchy vegetables include potatoes, sweet potatoes, and other root vegetables like beets, turnips, parsnips, carrots, winter squashes like butternut or acorn squash, and plantains.)  And if your meals are twice as big as usual, or you're eating six meals a day because you're just ravenous, that's fine, this is a normal thing that happens, just go with it, and in a few days or a week or whatever, you'll go back to eating normal sized meals again.

Snack wise, concentrate on protein and fat -- chicken and guac, a handful of olives, hard boiled eggs with mayo, meatballs. Add some vegetables with that if you want. 

When you feel nauseous, you could try something fairly bland and easy to digest, like some sweet potato with a little coconut oil or ghee and some salt, or some scrambled eggs, or some baked or grilled chicken. Sometimes peppermint or ginger tea can help too. 

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