Guest Blogger: Your Cycle and Your Weight Loss

By Serene Husseini / Fitness Coach

  • How does your cycle affect your fitness & fat loss results? Read on ๐Ÿ‘‡๐Ÿผ

. Note: Day 1 is the first day of your period. ๐˜ฟ๐™–๐™ฎ 1-14 ๐™๐™ค๐™ก๐™ก๐™ž๐™˜๐™ช๐™ก๐™–๐™ง ๐™ฅ๐™๐™–๐™จ๐™š: Appetite is lower and more balanced so sticking to a plan is easier and this is a good time to focus on improving strength and endurance. ๐™๐™๐™ž๐™จ ๐™ž๐™จ ๐™ฎ๐™ค๐™ช๐™ง ๐™ฉ๐™ž๐™ข๐™š ๐™›๐™ค๐™ง ๐™„๐™ˆ๐™‹๐™๐™Š๐™‘๐™€๐™ˆ๐™€๐™‰๐™. During this time, you will feel stronger, will go for longer and have a higher pain tolerance. ๐˜ฟ๐™–๐™ฎ 14 ๐™Š๐™ซ๐™ช๐™ก๐™–๐™ฉ๐™ž๐™ค๐™ฃ Appetite will start to climb as metabolism ramps up so maybe your diet can be adjusted so that you fuel yourself properly. ๐™”๐™ค๐™ชโ€™๐™ก๐™ก ๐™–๐™ก๐™จ๐™ค ๐™›๐™š๐™š๐™ก ๐™–๐™ฉ ๐™ฎ๐™ค๐™ช๐™ง ๐™จ๐™ฉ๐™ง๐™ค๐™ฃ๐™œ๐™š๐™จ๐™ฉ ๐™จ๐™ค ๐™จ๐™๐™ค๐™ค๐™ฉ ๐™›๐™ค๐™ง ๐™– ๐™ฅ๐™š๐™ง๐™จ๐™ค๐™ฃ๐™–๐™ก ๐™—๐™š๐™จ๐™ฉ... . ...but be very careful with your form and ensure your technique is solid to minimise risk of injury. ๐˜ฟ๐™–๐™ฎ 14-28 ๐™‡๐™ช๐™ฉ๐™š๐™–๐™ก ๐™ฅ๐™๐™–๐™จ๐™š The most difficult and complex phase. Overeating and high cravings are most likely to occur through this phase but because you will naturally decrease load and output in the gym, your body doesnโ€™t need the extra calories. Your body fuels well off fat here (insulin sensitivity is at its lowest) but you may well be a carb-craver because of a decrease in serotonin levels. ๐™๐™ง๐™ฎ ๐™–๐™ฃ๐™™ ๐™œ๐™ž๐™ซ๐™š ๐™ฎ๐™ค๐™ช๐™ง ๐™—๐™ค๐™™๐™ฎ ๐™ฌ๐™๐™–๐™ฉ ๐™ž๐™ฉ ๐™ฃ๐™š๐™š๐™™๐™จ ๐™–๐™ฃ๐™™ ๐™ฃ๐™ค๐™ฉ ๐™ฌ๐™๐™–๐™ฉ ๐™ž๐™ฉ ๐™ฌ๐™–๐™ฃ๐™ฉ๐™จ โ€“ ๐™š๐™–๐™ฉ๐™ž๐™ฃ๐™œ ๐™– ๐™๐™ž๐™œ๐™๐™š๐™ง ๐™›๐™–๐™ฉ ๐™–๐™ฃ๐™™ ๐™ก๐™ค๐™ฌ๐™š๐™ง ๐™˜๐™–๐™ง๐™— ๐™™๐™ž๐™š๐™ฉ ๐™ž๐™ฃ ๐™ฉ๐™๐™ž๐™จ ๐™ฅ๐™๐™–๐™จ๐™š ๐™˜๐™ค๐™ช๐™ก๐™™ ๐™–๐™ž๐™™ ๐™›๐™–๐™ฉ ๐™ก๐™ค๐™จ๐™จ ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿผ . โš ๏ธ You may not feel like youโ€™re losing fat though as water retention can be high so donโ€™t let this fool you! โš ๏ธ . Some women may suffer more with pre-menstrual symptoms like nausea so while they welcome a lower food intake, they may face other challenges. . ๐™’๐™š ๐™–๐™ง๐™š ๐™–๐™ก๐™ก ๐™™๐™ž๐™›๐™›๐™š๐™ง๐™š๐™ฃ๐™ฉ ๐™จ๐™ค ๐™™๐™ค๐™ฃโ€™๐™ฉ ๐™๐™–๐™ซ๐™š ๐™ฉ๐™๐™š ๐™จ๐™–๐™ข๐™š ๐™จ๐™ฎ๐™ข๐™ฅ๐™ฉ๐™ค๐™ข๐™จ ๐™–๐™ฃ๐™™ ๐™š๐™ญ๐™ฅ๐™š๐™ง๐™ž๐™š๐™ฃ๐™˜๐™š๐™จ ๐™—๐™ช๐™ฉ ๐™ค๐™ฃ๐™˜๐™š ๐™ฎ๐™ค๐™ช ๐™ช๐™ฃ๐™™๐™š๐™ง๐™จ๐™ฉ๐™–๐™ฃ๐™™ ๐™ฎ๐™ค๐™ช ๐™ค๐™ฌ๐™ฃ ๐™—๐™ค๐™™๐™ฎ, ๐™ž๐™ฉโ€™๐™ก๐™ก ๐™–๐™ก๐™ก ๐™จ๐™ฉ๐™–๐™ง๐™ฉ ๐™ฉ๐™ค ๐™ข๐™–๐™ ๐™š ๐™จ๐™š๐™ฃ๐™จ๐™š.

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