To all my female readers:
We all know losing weight during your cycle…sucks. cramps, cravings, bloating and grumpification all make it pretty damn hard to get into the gym.
And I’m here to tell you, periods are not all that bad. In fact being on your period can actually be beneficial.
The onset of a menstrual cycle is triggered by a drop in estrogen and progesterone.
“The beginning of the menstrual cycle is also the beginning of the follicular phase of the cycle in which Follicle Stimulating Hormone (FSH) from the pituitary gland, stimulates the ovary to produce an egg…Many women, especially those who have experienced PMS feel much better during the early part of the follicular phase as their hormone levels have dropped back to baseline”
-Maxine Barish-Wreden, MD
Sutter Medical Foundation
Research and anecdotal evidence suggest that many women experience a strong sense of peace and connection with nature during this time of month.
“Women also experience positive sensations such as relief, release, euphoria, new beginning, invigoration, connection with nature, creative energy, exhilaration, increased sex drive and more intense orgasms”
chair of the Department of Medicine and Humanistic Studies at the American Medical College of Homeopathy
So maybe you should drop the excuse of “I’m on my period” and begin to notice that your hormones are working FOR YOU when you’re on your cycle 🙂
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