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: You’re more likely to go with the flow and accept unexpected changes—like bad weather impeding your commute or a surprise visitor showing up. Credit goes to rising estrogen and testosterone, which amp up your mood, make you more flexible, and speed up your thinking syou can come up with creative ways to adapt to the new circumstances.
Day 8 to Day 13
Today’s hormonescope: As estrogen and testosterone rise, they boost brain chemicals that make you feel more confident about your work, school, kids, home, gorgeous hair, whatever you like most about your life. And, according to a recent study, these prideful feelings affect your shopping habits, making you gravitate toward beautiful shoes, clothes, jewelry and other items that make you stand out in a crowd, reports the Journal of Consumer Research.
Day 14 (or ovulation) to Day 22
Today’s hormonescope: If you feel crabby or blue today, try nibbling string cheese, noshing on peanut butter and celery or dipping into a yogurt. Rising progesterone makes you hungrier this week; ignoring those hunger pangs can trigger low blood sugar, which can lead to anxiety or a down mood. Eating a protein-rich snack can keep blood sugar steady, which helps you stay upbeat!
Day 23 to the end of cycle
Today’s hormonescope: You may feel a little “off” today. For instance, you may have a slightly queasy stomach, a sorta headache or an energy level that never quite gets lift-off. You may think you’re coming down with something, but you’re probably just may be suffering the side effects from plunging estrogen, which tends to sap your body of energy and vitality as it falls.
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