My HormonologyWhich week are you on in your cycle?

Week 1
First day of period to Day 7
Today’s hormone-cast: You’re going to be distracted by sexy thoughts today. That’s testosterone’s fault. As it rises, it boosts your libido and the frequency of sexual fantasies.

Week 2
Day 8 to Day 13
Today’s hormone-cast: You’re super-chatty today thanks to high estrogen, and you’ll probably end up repeating yourself every now and then. Luckily, this repetition can work in your favor. According to a surprising study published in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, when people hear someone’s opinion several times, their brain is tricked into thinking it’s a popular opinion shared by many. And that makes them more likely to agree with it.

Week 3
Day 14 (or ovulation) to Day 22
Today’s hormone-cast: Ever notice how many doughnut, pizza and burger commercials there are on TV? You will today as rising progesterone boosts your cravings for ooey gooey comfort foods.

Week 4
Day 23 to the end of cycle
Today’s hormone-cast: Feeling blue due to plunging estrogen? Then hit the mall or do some online shopping. According to a recent study, feeling a little down makes you better at comparing prices, helping you snag better deals! An added plus: Shopping also boosts your mood by increasing levels of feel-good brain chemicals. So, by the time you get home, not only will you have lots of great steals to brag about, you’ll be feeling happier, too.


My Hormonology