A post for my ladies who are interested in how our monthly cycles affect our weight loss, energy and strength!
Every month we go through a roller coaster of energy levels and hormonal fluctuations. While this can be inconvenient, I’ve listed some factors to keep in mind though out the month that can compliment your training and your hormones. Keep this timeline in mind because the menstrual cycle has a huge influence on a female's metabolic state and training results. Many females experience pre-and post menstrual cycle syndromes. These can range from headaches, severe cramping, lethsargy, increase in appetite and the list goes on.
Some things that I find really helpful for when you were going through your monthly cycle is to drink a lot of herbal tea as this helps your body flush out toxins and soothes your stomach.
Warm heating pad placed on your ovaries while you are cramping can also help relax the tense muscles and forget about the pain for a little bit. I also suggest massaging the lower back and stretching every few hours when you’re cramping.
Do not forget that when you were on your. You are losing a lot of nutrients so it is important to eat iron dense foods such as red meat or beets.
You can also supplement with an over-the-counter diuretic if you feel extremely puffy around your ankles. Recommended: caffeine free diurex.