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Days 3-25: You'll find it easiest to resist high-fat, high-calorie comfort foods during this time. That's because cravings for these treats, especially chocolate, tend to increase a few days before your period and linger a day or two after it starts, says Debra Zellner, PhD, professor of psychology at Montclair State University in New Jersey, who has studied the phenomenon. Although it may feel like the cravings are physiological, they're purely emotional, says Zellner. "We tend to crave them because we need a treat when we don't feel well."
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