Does a women burn more calories during her period?
Asked by silentdeadlyrose on Jan 15, 2009
in Family & Pregnancy
If so, how many calories more are usually burned?
A woman’s basal metabolic rate rises by 5 to 10 percent during the week before the onset of menstruation. That would amount to burning 75 to 150 extra calories a day for a woman whose metabolic output measured 1500 calories. The metabolic rate returns to normal, or slightly less than normal, on the first or second day of menstruation. Every woman has a cyclical metabolic rate but the timing of the rise and fall is not identical for every women.