Dodge this food pitfall in Week 3

/Dodge this food pitfall in Week 3

Dodge this food pitfall in Week 3

My HormonologyDo you get the urge to consume more chips, cookies, ice cream and other comfort foods when you’re feeling down, lonely, stressed or irritable? If so, watch out in the second half of your Week 3, which is approximately 18 to 22 days after the onset of your period. Research shows that the combination of rising estrogen and progesterone makes you prone to doing more emotional eating on these days than during any other time in your cycle.

Watching your weight or your health? By simply being aware when this phase is coming up, you can overcome these hormonal effects by preparing to use your favorite non-food mood-boosters as alternatives, for instance, going for a walk, chatting with a best bud or heading to a yoga class. That way, you get the emotional lift you need without all the extra fat and calories.

By | 2017-04-22T11:52:35+00:00 November 6th, 2013|diet, health, hormonology tip, Week 3|0 Comments

About the Author:

Gabrielle Lichterman, founder of Hormonology® and a longtime women’s health journalist, pioneered the growing movement among women to live in sync with their menstrual cycles and know more about all the ways their hormones impact their moods, health and behavior. This movement was launched in 2005 with Gabrielle’s groundbreaking book, 28 Days: What Your Cycle Reveals about Your Love Life, Moods and Potential, and her creation of Hormonology®. She offers a variety of tools–including her popular free Hormone Horoscope® app, eBooks, infographics, videos and tips–to share vital information about hormones.

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