Which week are you on in your cycle?
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.
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.
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.
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.