· By Faye Varquez
Sweets and Hormones 🍭
Estrogen and progesterone also control your blood sugar glucose, leading to fluctuations in your blood sugar levels during certain points in your cycle.
Your blood sugar moves in sync with your monthly cycle, so if your estrogen or progesterone is high, chances are your blood sugar is up too! 📈
So at times your blood sugar and hormone levels are low (mostly during your luteal phase), you may notice yourself craving more carbs and sweets. While satisfaction is, well, satisfying, always remember to manage what you eat, as too much sugar may also affect your next period.
Your blood sugar's relationship with your menstrual cycle. Yoppie. (2021). https://yoppie.com/blog/blood-sugar-menstrual-cycle