Did you know that the foods and activities your body needs you to do, vary during each stage of your cycle?
FOLLICULAR PHASE: You start experiencing a boost in energy, mood and cognitive skills. You will feel powerful and bold. Foods: healthy fats like flax seeds, avocado & coconut.
Movement: more fast paced workouts like HITT, spin, hiking, running and cycling.
Mind: you should focus on creativity, brainstorming, problem solving and daydreaming!
OVULATION PHASE: You feel magnetic, energetic, outgoing and confident.
Foods: broccoli, cauliflower, brussels sprouts, tomato and berries.
Movement: you can do the most intense workouts here!
Mind: you have boosted focus & communication!
LUTEAL PHASE: You start to wind down, you feel more relaxed and calmer.
Foods: more complex carbohydrates and b-vitamins to sustain energy, like sweet potatoes, yams, brown rice, quinoa, and magnesium & fiber foods like leafy greens & dark chocolate. Movement: your energy will slowly decrease so scale back on intense exercise.
Mind: it's a good time to finish projects and tasks, organize your home and do chores.
MENSTRUAL PHASE: Your hormones are at their lowest point and your body is working extra while losing nutrients, making this an essential phase to rest and replenish.
Foods: comfort foods like soups, bone broth, grass-fed animal protein, peanut butter, and vitamin-rich smoothies.
Movement: down-time, self-care, epsom salt baths, and gentle movement like yoga or stretching.
Mind: optimal time for journaling, self-reflection, and tapping into your intuition.
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