Ever wonder why some days you’re inhaling chips, cookies and other junk foods like it’s your job, yet other days all you want to eat is a healthy salad?

A lot of it has to do with your hormones!

As your estrogen and progesterone rise and fall throughout your monthly cycle, these hormones impact your hunger, cravings and enjoyment of foods.

Here’s a Hormonology Cheat Sheet that gives you a quick summary of what you can expect from your food habits each cycle week. (For a larger version, click here.)


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Gabrielle Lichterman is a longtime women’s health and lifestyle journalist whose articles have appeared in dozens of major magazines and newspapers around the globe including Cosmopolitan, CosmoGIRL, Glamour, Marie Claire, The New York Daily News and Woman’s World.

Gabrielle began developing Hormonology® and the Hormone Horoscope® in 1999 and has been sharing menstrual cycle-related research and tips through her apps, blog, book, newsletter and magazine articles ever since.

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