Estrogen and testosterone rise till they peak: You experience a bit less hunger as you approach ovulation—and, in fact, research shows that once you reach ovulation, you eat less than during any other time in your cycle. That’s because as estrogen rises, it has a slight appetite suppressing effect and helps balance blood sugar, which enables you to go longer between meals without crashing as hard. When you do decide to eat, try to put new or special foods onto your plate. High estrogen also happens to be making your taste buds more sensitive on these cycle days so you can detect more spices and other flavorings! Find out more by downloading the Hormone Horoscope App.