Mid Cycle, when you are ovulating, is the time when your body is producing the most estrogen and testosterone. This is good news for everyone.
sweet potatoes, butternut squash, and pumpkin. These veggies are energetically grounding
and will kill those sweet cravings! (Great recipe for Sweet Potato Hummus here)
As the Estrogen leaves your body in the second half of your cycle, your Progesterone levels go up. Progesterone's main purpose is to create a healthy uterine environment for baby but it also has the effect of relaxing your smooth tissue. As your intestinal tract is made up of smooth tissue this often means your digestive system slows down and you can become constipated. Exercising is especially important during this period to help keep things moving. Pro-tip: take a good quality magnesium supplement to keep your bowels moving. You'll thank yourself when the cramping starts and your uterus has room to move without coming up against a full bowel.