There are some interesting ways to delay your period. Mother Nature doesn’t always accommodate our schedule; sometimes she even tends to work her magic at the worst possible time, but don’t worry. Although these things will not guarantee any results, there is still no harm in trying. You never know some of these things might work for you! So take a look at 7 ways to delay your period.
1. Increase Your Exercise
I can tell you from personal experience that one of the best ways to delay your period is by using exercise. If you tend to lead more of a sedentary lifestyle, try to squeeze in exercise in your everyday routine and if you are already moving your body on a daily basis, switch up your workout! Weight loss can greatly affect your body and in return postpone your upcoming menstrual cycle!
2. Use Birth Control Pills
If you are already on birth control pills all you have to do is change the way you take them. For example, if you are using the most common pills that come with a period of placebo pills, skip the placebo and dive in straight into the active pills. However if you are on monophasic 21-day pill and take them for 21 days followed by a 7-day break, skip the 7-day break and immediately go into your new packet. However make sure to check in with your doctor beforehand.
3. Eat Gram Lentils
Believe it or not but your diet can have a great effect on your menstrual cycle. For example if you eat gram lentil soup everyday for a week before your period, you might actually be able to push it back. All you have to do is fry the gram lentils until they are soft, grind them into fine powder and use them as a base for soup!
4. Avoid Spicy Food
Many women believe that spicy food can actually make your menstrual cycle come sooner than expected and if that is the case, it is important to remove spicy food from your diet several weeks before the expected date. Although this has not been completely proven, this is better than doing nothing!
5. Drink Lots of Water
Several women have stated that drinking lots of water has helped them push their period back. While it all depends on your body, drinking water can actually make your period a lot lighter even if it comes. And if that doesn’t work, water is healthy for you, so drink up!
6. Stress Levels
While you can’t really control your stress levels, I though it would be important to state that your state of mind can mess with your regular menstrual cycle. If you have recently undergone a great deal of stress, do not stress more about your period because it is more than likely that your menstrual cycle schedule has already been altered!
7. Visit a Doctor
If all else fails, it is best that you turn to the experts. Doctors usually prescribe norethisterone pills that are often used to ease the symptoms of a menstrual cycle but they can also be used to push your period back! So if you are the right candidate for the pill, all your worries will be wiped away.
Nothing is worse than having to run to the bathroom every couple of hours and feeling uncomfortable throughout some of the most important moments of your life! Sometimes you have to fight against Mother Nature in the best way you can. What are some of your tips in delaying your period? Share with us in the comments.