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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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leslieannelove wrote:

Wow this is a super great article. You're saying that is should try to quit in the first two weeks of my cycle? Thanks for the tip. I really want to quit!

6/16/2011 11:50:39 AM Report Abuse

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