The Best Days of the Month to...
Burn More Fat
Days 15-28: As estrogen and progesterone levels rise during the two weeks before you get your period (called the luteal phase), so does your body's ability to metabolize fat. "You'll burn more fat not only when you're exercising but when you're at rest as well," says Leanne M. Redman, PhD, a researcher at the Pennington Biomedical Research Center in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. So don't skip your workouts during this time; in fact, try to make them harder or longer to maximize your fat-burning potential.
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