Rest is best. Women should try to stay away from high protein foods, big meals, spicy foods, crunchy raw foods, traveling, strenuous work and stressful confrontations. At least for the first day or two try being gentle and easy on the self. If there is cramping try hot baths, drinking hot chamomile tea or hot water, and drinking easy to digest soups and liquid foods. Try to occupy this restful time with creative activities like writing, drawing, singing etc. It is our time to be in sync with nature and detox. Get yourself as comfortable as possible.