Hey Love! This week we are talking about cycle optimizing and it’s all about that Ovulation phase. This is one of my favorite phases and probably your favorite too.
As you learned last week, cycle optimizing your hormones and adjusting your diet to support fluctuating hormones can be a game changer when it comes to taking charge of your own health and is extremely helpful in diminishing your period symptoms such as –
- Painful periods
- Mood swings
- Any other PMS related symptoms
As well as helping you to balance your hormones and boost your fertility if baby making is in your future.
This will not only make these symptoms go away or greatly diminish it will make you feel and look amazing.
If you want to learn about the previous topics in this series visit my other two blogs on this subject below.
Cycle Optimizing | Menstruation Phase | Phase 1 and
Cycle Optimizing | Menstruation Phase |Follicular Phase 2
visit my blog on these topics here.
This Ovulation phase is day 15-17 of your 28-day cycle. This can vary based on the length of your cycle which is 28-35 days. This phase is typically 2 weeks after your period.
During this time your estrogen and progesterone are at their peak.
This is the time in your cycle when your cheeks are rosy and if you are single this is the best time to find a mate. Think baboon with their rosy “cheeks”.
This is also the time in your cycle when you are the most fertile and when you can make a baby so depending on your goals you will either want to be trying during this time or what to be abstaining from intercourse.
This time of your cycle is all about feelings of summer. Think fiber and light as well as foods with high nutrient content to give your body everything it needs for ovulation.
- Raw juices
- Fresh vegetables
- Big salads
Foods with high antioxidants counts are going to be key. Eating these foods will help your body move out the excess estrogen
Other good ovulation foods are –
- Brussel sprouts
- Fennel Tea
Excess estrogen can have a negative impact on your cycle including breast tenderness and increased spotting. You will also want to eat foods that support the liver to remove the excess estrogen. Some foods that help with this are kale, broccoli, onions, garlic and radishes.
Sometimes this can make some people feel overwhelmed, staying away from estrogen producing foods will help. This is a great time to stop alcohol, caffeine and soy products since these foods make your body make more estrogen.
Your energy is super high this time of the month so exercise will feel effortless. It is best to find activities that will help you channel this energy so that HITT workout you have been wanting to try or the spin class. Think high intensity and hard core.
You are super charming and charismatic this time of the month and your communication is on point, so this is the time to give a big presentation, speech or ask for a raise.
If you are an entrepreneur then this is the best time to do webinars, client discovery calls. Since you are so charming and articulate your prospects can’t say no.
No matter where you are in your cycle remember giving the body what it needs to make the hormones you need to carry out vital functions will be the difference between how you look, feel and do life. Pay attention to your cycle and give it the fuel it needs and you will be looking forward to this wonderful time of the month and your vibration will be so high you will be on top of the world and beating off the boys with a stick.
Love and Health,