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Today I want to talk about cycle syncing, what it is and how it can improve your life.

Cycle syncing means syncing your life to your menstrual cycle. We have 4 cycles that we go through: follicular, ovulatory, luteal and menstrual. All my information come from the book Womancode* or the app MyFLO. Cycle syncing is all about how you can optimise your life and your health by syncing your life more with your cycle. Fx we all know the feeling of having menstruation and not feeling like doing anything at all – in this philosophy it’s all about following your flow. If you are having your menstruation you just don’t feel like doing much else except relaxing, and that is what you should strive for.

I really like this idea, because I’ve gone through many years where I’ve been trying to go to the gym when I was on my period even though I didn’t feel like it AT ALL. Now I really tune more in and go with what my body wants to. I know it’s not always possible to do exactly what you want, fx cancelling going to work just because you have your menstruation, but it’s more about learning to be more connected with your body and do some small things which is in alignment with how you are feeling. This philosophy is really all about how you can improve your life, how you are feeling and your health by trying to live more in sync with your cycle. Below you can find out how you can do this more practically.

And just for your information, in the book (Womancode) there is a much more scientific explanation into why you are feeling certain ways during the different times of the month, fx because of estrogen dropping, hormones raising etc. I didn’t want to write about that here, but rather take away the more practical and simple stuff. But if you’re interested, then you can read all about it in the book.


The 4 phases

• Follicular phase (7-10 days)

This is when you have most energy and your conscious awareness increases. This is the perfect time for mental creativity, learning, clarity, concentration, researching, structural thinking and independence. During this time focus on setting goals, plan and set intentions.

Food focus: fresh, vibrant, light foods that make you feel more energised during this phase, when all hormone levels are at their lowest. Think: pressed salads (kimchi, sauerkraut), plenty of vegetables, sprouted beans and seeds, energy-sustaining grains.

Exercise focus: try something new. You also have the energy to go for more challenging workouts too at this time.


• Ovulatory phase (3-4 days)

This is the time where you are more expressive, outgoing and this is the best time for communication, empathy, productivity, teamwork. Focus on social activities and communication. This is also the time of the month were you are fertile, and you are therefore also more flirty and outgoing because of natural instinct of the body being fertile and thereby want to attract the opposite sex.

Food focus: you have plenty of natural energy and your mood is stable because of all the estrogen floating around, so go easy on carbohydrates and stick to lighter grains such as corn and quinoa. Still eat plenty of vegetables and fruit.

Exercise focus: high-impact workout and group settings. Your energy levels are at their maximum at this time.


• Luteal phase (10-14 days)

Pre-menstrual phase. Here you are more creative and active. This is the best time for inspired creativity, out of the box thinking and problem solving.

Food focus: focus on food rich in B vitamins, calcium, magnesium and fiber. Healthy, natural sugar can help with the dip in estrogen that occurs in the second half of the luteal phase which can make you feel irritable. Also make sure to have a good amount of complex carbohydrates to stabilise serotonin and dopamine levels in the brain and help prevent mood swings.

Exercise focus: during the first half of this phase your energy might still be high so just go for the same activities as during your ovulation phase. Then scale down on the intensity during the final days and strive for exercise such as walking, pilates, yoga, mor slow forms.


• Menstrual phase (3-7 days)

This is when you have your menstruation. You are more likely to be reflective, passive and withdrawn. Subconscious intuition, best time for inner processing, creative reviewing, reaching the core of things, letting go, new ideas, intuitive creativity and renewall. Focus on time alone, reflecting, selfcare, journalling.

Food focus: during this time your body is eliminating the lining of your uterus – so focus on foods that add nutrients; foods with a low-glycemic index and water-rich fruits and vegetables. Sea-based vegetables will help your body remineralise iron and zinc, which you lose during menstruation.

Exercise focus: rest and recovery. If you want to exercise strive for yoga or walking, take it slow and let your body rest.


I have to say that I certainly do not live completely according to the above description, but it really does make perfect sense for me. To live in sync with your hormones and not push yourself to fx Working out when you are on your period and really just feel like laying down and watching a movie. It’s all about learning to listen more to your body and take care of it and it that way optimise your health and life.

If you are in doubt about which phase you are in, then I can for sure recommend the app MyFLO which is created by the author behind the book Womancode. Here you plug in when you have your menstruation, how you feel on different days and it will tell you in which phase you are currently in and how you can optimise your health during the specific phases.


What do you think about it? Have you heard about cycle syncing before? Are you trying to live your life more in alignment with how your body is feeling?


Read also: Book recommendation – Womancode 

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Today I want to share the book Womancode with you. It’s already been a while since I read it, but it has been on my list to write a little recommendation about it for you, because I loved that book!

What’s it about?

The book Womancode* written by Alisa Vitti is a book all about the woman cycle and how to best support your own health and hormones during the different phases of your cycle. I have learned so incredibly much about the woman cycle, and my own cycle, through this book which I had no knowledge about prior to reading it.

My knowledge about the woman cycle before reading this book was mainly that you had your menstruation once a month, and that I was aware of ovulation also happened. But besides that, I had no knowledge at all, neither did I really know how we could live our lives more in alignment with our cycles and thereby improve our health, hormones and overall wellbeing.

I have now learned that we have 4 different phases which we go through throughout our cycle:

  • Follicular phase
  • Ovulatory phase
  • Luteal phase
  • Menstrual phase

I have also learned how to better stabilise my hormones during the different phases in the form of what to focus on (relaxing, organising, exercising etc.) and what kind of food to eat. Fx to eat more healthy fat during the menstrual phase, such as avocados, chia seeds and flax seeds etc.


“The path is this: align with your hormones, allow your body to restore its own balance, and watch your symptoms clear up” – Womancode


The book actually contain meal plans which you can follow for the different phases, however I’m not much for following plans strictly, so I’ll probably never do that, but I have started to pay more attention to what to eat more of during the different phases, and learned the importance of keeping a stable blood sugar level by eating regularly.

I read this book at the same time as I was quitting my birth control pills (and I also did some other research as well), but I personally haven’t experienced any problems with getting my menstruation back (so far) after having quit the birth control – which I’m truly grateful for!

I can for sure recommend this book, especially if you are quitting the birth control pill and want to stabilise your hormones and get your cycle back on track, but also just if you want to learn more about the female body and how it functions.



I can definitely also recommend using the app MyFLO which is created by the author behind this book. Through this app you can see which phase you are in and it gives you tips on what to focus on during the different phases every time you enter the app, which I really love!

*Affiliate link have been used, which mean that if you buy through this link, I’ll get a small percentage of the sale.


Read also: Track your period – menstruation apps 

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I have promised several of you on Instagram an update on how everything is going with me quitting the birth control pill (I’m also having some lovely conversations with others doing the same thing, it’s so nice to be in the same situation and have someone to share it with).

So, it’s time for a little update on how everything has been going so far. And I’m well aware that it’s only been a short amount of time and that things can change quickly, but then I’ll of course update upon this if that happens.

The last day I took the pill was on November 14th 2017, and as usually my menstruation came a few days after, but that was just as anticipated because that would also have happened if I continued to take the pill. So I wasn’t really that nervous about the first menstruation. The one I had been a bit nervous about was the first “natural” menstruation. I have heard several stories where people go 1-3 years without getting their menstruation. And I certainly didn’t want that, because I view having my menstruation regularly as a clear sign of having a healthy functioning body, and that is what I want to have.

But no need to be nervous, my first natural menstruation came only 1-2 days “behind schedule” (according to my menstruation apps). I had a little bit of headache on the first day, but not as bad as it has been for the many past menstruations (crossing my fingers that this will only improve).

Have I experienced any symptoms?

I got my menstruation at the right time, and I still haven’t had cramps or anything. I’ve gotten a few more blemishes in places where I don’t usually get it, but not that many. So I cross my fingers that it won’t get worse, and I do my best to make my body function as well as possible, and I believe that over time this will improve my skin as well.

But one of the best things is that I can completely feel it on my mood! I feel so much happier and healthier now that I’m not filling my body with disturbing hormones. I want to listen to music and dance around, and I just feel so much better than I have done in a long time.


What I am doing to stabilise my hormones

Vitex supplement
As already mentioned I’ve been taking a supplement called vitex which is supposed to help you stabilise your hormones.

Maca powder 
I’ve also been putting 1 tsp of maca powder in my oatmeal every morning, this also helps to stabilise hormones.

I’ve learned a lot through reading the book womancode* and from an online workshop with Carolina, and one of the most important things when it comes to stabilising your hormones is simply learning to just relax. Don’t stress too much, take it easy and just relax. So, I’ve been drinking lots of tea, tried not to have too many things scheduled in my calendar and I’ve also just been laying on the couch and been relaxing completely.

Eating vegetables!
One of the best things you can do for your body to make it function as well as possible is to give it a lot of fibre! Eat a lot of vegetables, in a variety of colours (but especially those dark green ones such as kale, broccoli and spinach!). So I’ve tried to do some more meal prepping and made sure to eat plenty of vegetables. This is also one of the best things you can do for your skin!


So, what do I use for protection now?

You might wonder, “well, if you quit birth control and you are still in a relationship, then what do you use for protection for not becoming pregnant?“, Quiet simple and very old fashioned, condoms. I’ve also invested in a Lady-Comp machine (another blogpost about that another time), but it takes a little while before the computer really “knows you”, and therefore it will take a while before it says that it is safe to have sex without condoms. I should also mention that this machine is of course not protecting against unwanted sexual diseases and is therefore only recommended to use if you are in a committed relationship. If you are not, then condoms is of course the best way to protect against these kind of diseases.

I’ve also started to really try to learn more about my overall cycle through reading the book Womancode and through the apps Clue and MyFLO. I find it extremely interesting to try to live more in alignment with my own cycle, so I’m all about learning more about that and myself at the moment.

Questions for you: I would love to know if you’ve ditched the birth control pill as well? Or perhaps you’ve never been on it? Or if you are considering it? What have your experience with it been? Let’s talk about it!

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As you might know I’ve stopped taking birth control (the pill), because I did not want to disturb my hormonal balance anymore. And, I’m currently reading and learning a lot about women’s cycles and how to balance your hormones, which I’ll write more about later on. But today I wanted to share some Menstruation Apps with you!

Why use a Menstruation app?

You can use a menstruation app, or a period tracker, to figure out when you’re going to get your menstruation. You can also learn where you are in your cycle, and thereby learn when you need to be extra protective when having sex, or you can learn about different things to eat and do during the different phases.

I’m currently testing out 3 different menstruation apps.


In this app you can plot in the data of when you’re having your menstruation and it will predict when you’re going to get your next period. It also tells you when you’re fertile (and therefore should be extra careful concerning protection, if you don’t want to get pregnant). You can also plot in data for every day; whether or not you’ve bled, if you have felt any pain, how you’re feeling, how many hours you’ve slept, whether or not you’ve had sex, your energy level, your temperature and your discharge. In general a good and simple app which make the tracking very easy.

MC (My Cycles)

My Cycles you can also plot in when you’re having your menstruation and additional information such as; how much you’re bleeding, your mood, your weight, symptoms, whether you’ve had sex and how your cervical mucous is.


MyFLO is the app created by the woman who wrote WomanCode (which I’m currently reading and loving). Here you can plot in your period, see when you’re fertile and see in which phase of your cycle you’re in. You can also add in additional information like the above apps, and what I like the most is that this app follows the guidelines from the WomanCode book and every time you enter the app a little information box pops up telling you in which phase of your cycle you are in, and what would be good to do. Fx taking it slow when you’re having your menstruation, or get creative in other parts of the cycle.

So far my favourite app is the MyFLO app, because I can both track my menstruation, but also get informative knowledge about where I’m at in my cycle.

Have you tried a menstruation app? What do you think about it? And which one have you tried?


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Nu til et emne, som nogle nok kan finde en smule grænseoverskridende, men ikke desto mindre er det altså noget som vi kvinder skal forholde os til hver evig eneste måned. Det er selvfølgelig, menstruation.

Jeg kan huske at jeg hørte om menstruationskoppen engang for 1-2 år siden, og var totalt frastødt ved tanken om at skulle bruge en kop til at samle ens menstruation og så skulle smide det ud. Alligevel kunne jeg ikke lade være med at tænke på hvor sindssygt smart det var at man kun skulle købe én kop som man så kunne bruge i mange år, og man derved ikke skulle bruge tonsvis af penge på bind eller tamponer hver måned. Alligevel var den frastødende tanke lidt mere dominerende på daværende tidspunkt og jeg gjorde ikke mere ved det.

Men, da en veninde så begyndte at fortælle om at hun brugte den og flere hun kendte brugte den og var virkelig fan af den, så blev min interesse alligevel vækket. Jeg begyndte at undersøge lidt på det hele, og fandt frem til hvor usunde bind og tamponer er for ens underliv da der er en masse dårlige ting i dem, jeg blev også igen klar over hvor mange penge jeg selv kunne spare hver måned, og ikke mindst hvor meget skrald jeg ville kunne spare miljøet for ved at skifte.

Så, jeg købte en kop! Men ærlig talt, så var det altså ikke en succes historie første gang. Heller ikke anden gang. Men jeg var rimelig opsat på at få det til at virke. Og jeg eksperimenterer stadig lidt, men er allerede blevet virkelig glad for den. Og i “opstartsfasen” kan man bruge bind samtidig, bare så man er sikker på at der ikke sker uheld. Men jeg kan i den grad anbefale det! Jeg har altid følt mig sådan lidt ad og ulækker førhen når jeg havde menstruation og brugte bind, men nu føles det egentlig bare som enhver anden dag, da man slet ikke mærker det på samme måde. Så det er virkelig skønt, plus jeg sparer masser af penge og skåner miljøet for en hel del skrald!

Men hvordan gør man så?
Det er meget simpelt. Du folder koppen sammen, og sætter den op. Og så tager du den ud om morgnen og om aftenen og tømmer den ud i toilettet, og skyller den lige inden du sætter den i igen. Når menstruationen er færdig skoller du den bare i noget kogt vand, tørrer den af og ligger den i den lille pose den kom i da du købte den.

Selv bruger jeg en OrganiCup, men ved at der er tonsvis af andre versioner derude også MoonCup, DivaCup osv.

Du kan læse meget mere om fordelene ved menstruationskoppen lige her!

Now to a topic which can be a bit too much for some people, nonetheless it is something which we women have to deal with every single month. And that is of course, menstruation.

I can remember when I first heard about the menstrual cup for 1-2 years ago, and was totally disgusted by the thought of collecting your menstruation into a cup and throwing it out. However, I could not help but thinking about how cool it was that you only had to buy 1 cup which can last you for years, and thereby you could save so much money on not having to buy pads or tampons every month. Yet, the disgusting thought seemed to dominate more in my head at the time and I did nothing about it.

But when a friend started telling about how she used it and several of her friends used it and were huge fans of it, it woke my interest. I started researching a bit about it, and found out how unhealthy pads and tampons are for our lower body since they are filled with a lot of bad stuff, and I also got more aware of how much money I could save every month, and not least how much trash I could spare the planet from by switching to a menstrual cup.

So I bought a cup! But to be honest, it was no success story the first time. Neither the second. But I was really hooked on getting it to work. And I’m still experimenting a but, but I’m already really happy about it. And in the “beginning phase” you can still use pads just to be sure you’re not leaking or anything. But I can definitely recommend it! I’ve always felt kind of gross whenever I had my menstruation beforehand and used pads, but now it just feels like every other day, since you don’t feel it the same way. So that is really wonderful, plus I save a lot of money and spare the environment for a lot of trash!

But how do you do it?
It’s very simple. You fold the cup together and put it up. And then you take it out in the morning and in the evening and empty it out in the toilet, rinse it with water and put it up again. When the menstruation is done you just put the cup in a bowl and pour some boiling water over, dry it and put it back in the little bag it came in when you bought it.

I use an OrganiCup, but there are lots of other versions out there fx MoonCup, DivaCup etc.

You can read much more about the benefits of using a menstrual cup right here!