Feeling mean? You might be ovulating!

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Feeling mean? You might be ovulating!

While many women suffer from PMT prior to their period starting, it seems there is another mood trigger during your cycle – ovulation.

Ovulation is when one or more eggs are released from one of your ovaries and it roughly occurs two weeks before your period.

While this is obviously an important time if you’re trying to get pregnant, more and more research points to ovulation as a major mood changer.

So what mood changes might you expect to go through when you ovulate?

It can make you more competitive

A recent study by The University of Texas showed that ovulating women were more inclined to be meaner to other women and become more competitive. At the same time, they were also nicer to men!

“We found that ovulating women were much less willing to share when the other person was another woman. They became meaner to other women,” said Kristina Durante, the lead author of the study.

It makes you shop!

Finally there’s a reason why we splurge too much. Research found that around the time of ovulation women are more likely to go on a shopping spree, over spending by more than £250.00 Professor Pine, who led the study, believes spending is a reaction to the intense emotions felt by most women at this time of the month. “They are feeling stressed or depressed and are more likely to go shopping to cheer themselves up and using it to regulate their emotions,” she said.

When you do shop, you choose sexy clothes

Do you ever wonder why when you’re a jeans and T-shirt girl, you sometimes end up leaving your favourite shop with a skin-tight bodycon dress? Well, it seems you’re probably ovulating.

According to researchers from University of Minnesota, when you’re ovulating you try to look sexier as you’re subconsciously trying to attract a man – after all, it is the most fertile time of your month!

You could lose more weight

If you exercise during ovulation you could actually burn more fat and lose more weight. Researchers at the University of Adelaide in Australia believe this is due to the hormones estrogen and progesterone, which promote body fat as an energy supply so you burn more when you hit the gym.

“Women burned about 30 percent more fat for the two weeks following ovulation to about two days before menstruation,” explains Leanne Redman who led the study.

Read more about what happens to your body during ovulation

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