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 🏼:)