#I get so tired and fatigued before my period starts, what can I do about this??
If you regularly feel tired and fatigued in the days leading up to your period as part of PMS, it's important to incorporate specific nutrition and recovery strategies around this time. First and foremost, fatigue can be reduced by increasing energy availability in and around training, especially carbohydrate intake as recommended in pre- and post-training nutrition recommendations in the WILD app. Zinc deficiency has been linked to fatigue, and is a mineral that is heavily involved in the inflammatory process that occurs before your period begins. Increasing zinc intake through a supplement (30-40mg) or through food sources such as oysters, sesame seeds, turkey, lamb and beef could also help relieve fatigue. It's also important to practise good sleep hygiene during this time as sleep quality may be reduced due to the rate of changes of hormones before your next cycle begins.