• Monika Nowak, Loic Descoutures

The female hormone cycle - nutrition and exercise implications

For most women, menstruation is an inconvenience to say the least.

Hunger, mood, traveling, swimming, sports performance, between many other things, all get affected during the female hormone cycle, especially during menses (period).

While for some women the symptoms of hormonal fluctuations are manageable, others suffer terrible cramps, headaches and nausea.

Together with coach Loic from Train 2 Xcel we have created a summary of things every woman should know in order to optimize their nutrition and exercise during each of the hormonal phases.

Print these out and keep in your workout folder to track your performance. They also come in handy when tracking food, cravings and nutritional intake throughout the month.

For any nutrition related questions, please do not hesitate to contact me here.

For any training specific questions, contact Loic from Train 2 Xcel here or check out T2X's awesome website. All the coaches there incorporate this knowledge into individual exercise programs so that their female clients can take advantage of their hormones and get great results.