Finally! Good News About PMS When a woman's hormones are raging for that period of time between her monthly ovulation and menstruation, she is actually able to burn more calories! Take advantage of your body's revved up metabolism and indulge in some extra treats like fig cookies, grapes, sweetened rice cakes, nutrition bars, etc. It's important to note that although you'll be burning more calories during this time, you won't be able to metabolize a Big Mac, super-size fries and a double chocolate cake. Everything in moderation. How about a Happy Meal instead? I found this on http://www.inspiredinformation.info. I wasn't aware that there was ANYTHING inspiring about PMS. LOL!