Am I eating to control PMS?

Many women experience pre-menstrual symptoms, in moderate to severe forms. Take this quiz to see if you are eating correctly to control these symptoms?

Do you suffer from any of the following symptoms approximately 1 week before menstruation: anxiety, depression, mood swings, fatigue, cravings, weight gain, swollen and painful breasts, cramps, backache, headaches, bloating?

How many meals (including snacks) do you eat daily?

How often do you eat fresh fruit and vegetables?

How often do you eat wholegrain foods (wholewheat or brown bread, high fibre breakfast cereals e.g. All bran or Weetbix)?

How often do you eat sugary foods like jam, sweets, chocolates or sugary cold drinks?

How often do you eat fatty foods (fried or oily foods, salad dressings, margarine, butter etc)?

Do you add salt to your food?

How often do you drink tea (excluding herbal), coffee or cola beverages?

Do you exercise regularly (30 – 45 minutes, 3 –4 times per week)?

10. Do you smoke?

Do you drink alcohol?

Do you regularly take supplements of vitamin E, Evening Primrose Oil, vitamin B6 or Magnesium?