It is safe to continue intermittent fasting during your menstrual cycle. However, you may experience symptoms that might make fasting harder. For example, mood swings, cravings for carb-dense food, fatigue, and headache.
If these symptoms became unbearable, you may choose to stop fasting and back to normal eating during this time. After your cycle is finished, you may get back on your fasting plan again.
You may also crave for snacks during this time, some healthy snack choices may include: low-fat/fat-free yogurt, unsalted nuts, and seeds, a piece of whole fruit, a cup of fresh vegetable salad, roasted chickpeas, edamame, a nut bar, hard cheese and crackers, rice cakes with cottage cheese/tuna, soft boiled eggs, hummus/avocado or any other dips with veggie sticks, guacamole, multigrain toast, cherry tomatoes with mozzarella, protein bliss balls.