What foods to eat during each week of your cycle for less annoying periods

In a single month, your body undergoes some pretty major changes. Your hormones fluctuate, you lose blood, and along with all that fun stuff, your dietary needs differ vastly from week to week. That's the basis for the new book from functional nutritionist and holistic health counselor Alisa Vitti, WomanCode, and the period-tracking app MyFlo, which guide women on optimal ways to eat at various times of the month.

Here, Vitti shares which foods help us out most during different phases of our cycles. The first of these phases is the week after your period, so you should start it the day after you stop bleeding. Each phase lasts about a week.

Scroll through to see what foods to eat:

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