What Are The Phases Of The Menstrual Cycle?
This phase occurs in the middle of your menstrual cycle and lasts for the shortest amount of time, between 12-24 hours. This is considered your “fertile window” and is the time that you are most likely to get pregnant throughout your cycle. During this phase an egg is released from your ovary to your fallopian tubes and waits to be fertilized.
This is the final stage in the menstrual cycle lasting anywhere from 12-14 days. During this phase the lining of your uterus thickens to prepare for a possible pregnancy. If the egg does not become fertilized, your body will prepare to start your cycle over again.
How Do You Start Cycle Syncing?
To start cycle syncing, you’ll want to start tracking your menstrual cycle if you aren’t already. There are great apps out there for this, or you can even track it on your own using a calendar. Either way, you’ll want to start tuning in to your body and paying close attention to how things like energy levels, mood, and appetite fluctuate throughout the month.
How To Best Support Your Body During The First Half Of Your Cycle
How To Best Support Your Body During The Second Half Of Your Cycle
Throughout this phase you want to start listening to how your body is feeling and slowing down on your exercise intensity. If you feel tired, don’t push yourself too much and if you’re craving comfort foods, let yourself indulge! Focus on nutrient-dense, nourishing foods that will stabilize your body like bone broth, sweet potato, sunflower seeds, red meat, carrots and lentils.
As a woman, cycle syncing might just be the ultimate form of self-care, especially if you struggle with hormonal imbalances. Having a better understanding of how your hormone levels change throughout your menstrual cycle can help you learn to adjust your routine around them in order to live the best life possible. Cycle syncing is really all about listening to your body and giving it what it needs at the right times.