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The mid-cycle squeeze: ESTROGEN

It's totally normal to experience fluctuations in your weight over the course of your cycle.

In the follicular phase of the cycle, estrogen is increasing toward the event of #ovulation

This rise in estrogen naturally facilitates increased sodium levels, which increases water retention.

Estrogen also increases blood vessel dilation and blood flow.

Why? Estrogen is building the house- it’s increasing the thickness of the uterus in case a possibly pregnancy occurs.

Progesterone, on the other hand, is produced in the second half of the cycle and is a natural diuretic and also relaxes blood vessels. This balance is crucial!

Our best advice?

Focus on the benefits that estrogen brings like increased confidence, energy and libido 👏🏻

Stress less about the scale 🫶🏼:)

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