Which week are you on
in your monthy cycle?
Find out what it reveals about
what your day has in store:
First day of period to Day 7
Today’s hormonescope: If it’s the first half of your Week 1, you’ll probably feel a bit drained due to menstruation, which tends to deplete women’s bodies of energy-boosting iron. To lift your pep, take an iron supplement or dine on iron-rich foods, which include clams, oysters, mussels, shrimp, beef, chicken liver, beans, fortified cereal and turkey. If you’re in the second half of your Week 1, you’ll probably notice a surge of energy courtesy of rising estrogen and testosterone. If you’re sensitive to this surge, you may notice a fast heart rate, a rise in nervous habits or a lot of fidgeting. These side effects should subside in a day or so as your body adjusts to your new energy level.
Day 8 to Day 13
Today’s hormonescope: Your wishes are more likely to come true today! For instance, you’re more likely to snag the date, hear about an amazing opportunity, win the game, get the killer deal, seal the sale and boost your profits! Why? High estrogen and testosterone are lifting your mood, your comfort with taking risks, your desire to socialize and your optimism. And study after study of the luckiest people shows that all these personality traits are key for attracting good luck like a magnet!
Day 14 (or ovulation) to Day 22
Today’s hormonescope: It may be harder to pick a color for the new couch, decide on a restaurant for lunch or help a friend choose between two date outfits. That’s because rising progesterone is giving you a case of the blahs, which makes it harder to get inspired or muster enthusiasm about not-so-important matters.
Day 23 to the end of cycle
Today’s hormonescope: You’re in the mood for foods you know you like, movies you’ve already seen and other tried-and-true indulgences. Off the table? Unusual foods—like poached eel or kumquat ice cream—arty movies and other not-so-typical fare. That’s because as estrogen and testosterone plunge this week, they make you less interested in taking risks or being challenged like they did during the first two weeks of your cycle when they were on the rise.
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