In this solo episode, we broke down another incredible study, just hot off the press from last week, where researchers explored the nutrition considerations for women through their menstrual cycle. We discussed how women’s the time of the month affects things like performance, muscle mass, and even the ability to lose weight. Did you know that women’s caloric needs change throughout their cycle? Knowing your cycle can help you take better care of your body and give it the fuel it needs.
Listen in to learn how you can modify your nutrition and fitness throughout the month to feel better and achieve better fitness and fat loss results. And if you’re a man, this episode will give you some insight into what the women in your life experience throughout the month and how their bodies differ from yours.
The Cliff Notes
Understanding the female hormonal cycle
Differences between Follicular and Luteal Phases
What are metabolic changes that happen through the cycle?
When are women more prone to lose muscle mass?
Changes in energy expenditure and how many calories women burn through different phases
Do birth control pills affect performance and body composition?
What supplements are recommended for women, particularly athletes?
How do carbs, protein and fat recommendations change through the cycle?