Want to avoid getting hosed at the casino?

/Want to avoid getting hosed at the casino?

Want to avoid getting hosed at the casino?

My HormonologyIf you want to enjoy the fun of gambling, but also want to avoid going bankrupt or walking away full of regrets, head to the casino during Week 3 of your cycle, which starts about 15 days after the onset of your period (right after ovulation).

An interesting study in the European Journal of Neuroscience reveals that high levels of progesterone in this phase dampen the thrill you get from winning, which can help make you more practical so you make more reasonable bets. But, it also dampens the pain of losing, so at least you don’t beat yourself up too much if those reasonable bets don’t end up paying off.

By comparison, rising estrogen in Week 1 and Week 2 of your cycle (the first half of the month starting with the onset of your period) make you far more impulsive and optimistic, so you’re likely to make wild bets that have a long shot of paying off. And plunging estrogen in your premenstrual Week 4 can saddle you with remorse if you end up losing a bundle.

By | 2018-08-12T16:19:34+00:00 September 4th, 2013|hormonology tip|0 Comments

About the Author:

Gabrielle Lichterman is the founder of Hormonology, author of 28 Days: What Your Cycle Reveals about Your Love Life, Moods and Potential and creator of the popular Hormone Horoscope menstrual cycle tracker apps. In 2005, Gabrielle pioneered the growing movement among women to live in sync with their menstrual cycles and learn about the many ways their hormones impact their moods, health and behavior with the publication of her book, 28 Days. She's also a longtime women's health journalist whose articles have been published in major publications around the globe. Gabrielle's new updated and expanded version of 28 Days is due to be published December 2018. You can help get this book published by contributing to her crowdfunding campaign at iFundWomen.com/projects/hormonology.

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