As a woman, you face some challenges that guys don’t.
One of the most obvious is the menstrual cycle.
Not only can this affect your mood and daily routine, but it can also throw your diet and training plans for a loop.
If you’ve read anything about the science behind good ol’ Aunt Flo, then you probably know that it can affect your metabolism, how easily your body stores fat, and your appetite.
Your hunger and cravings intensify and your energy and enthusiasm for training wane during your period, all of which works to sabotage your fitness routine.
What should you do when this happens?
Should you stop training and start eating whatever you want, and then try to make up the damage later?
Should you force yourself to stick to your normal diet and training plan, gutting it out until you feel good again?
Or, should you modify your diet and training plan to minimize the meddling of your menses? And if so, how?
You’re going to learn the answers to all of these questions in this podcast.
You’ll learn . . .
- What science has to say about how the menstrual cycle affects your mood, hunger, energy levels, and enthusiasm for training.
- How to modify your training plan during your period to get the most out of your workouts.
- How to stay on track with your diet despite period-induced cravings and hunger pangs.
- And more.
Let’s get started.
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4:00 – What goes on during the menstrual cycle?
9:05 – How does the menstrual cycle affect athletic performance?
12:52 – How can I modify my workouts to my menstrual cycle?
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