Luteal Phase of Your Menstrual Cycle

The Luteal Phase of the Menstrual Cycle

June 20, 2023

The luteal phase begins after we ovulate and continues until your next bleed! 

Here is when progesterone is on the rise, but only if you ovulate (a very important part of the menstrual cycle!).

Luteal Phase (Days 17-28)

Cycle Powers: Productivity (I call this the “Get Sh*t Done” phase!)

What to Focus On At Work

  • Get those to-do list items done
  • Aim for fewer social events so you can focus on getting work done! The menstrual phase is knocking on the door, so you don’t want to over-exert yourself
  • Organize your life

What Exercises Your Hormones Will Love

  • Strength training
  • Yoga
  • Pilates

What Foods Your Hormones Crave

Increase your calories, but watch those cravings! Here are a few suggestions:

  • Slow-burning carbs, like sweet potatoes and brown rice
  • Protein-rich foods
  • Healthy fats
  • Dark leafy greens 


All posts and information provided within this blog are for informational and educational purposes only and are not to be construed as medical advice or instruction. No action should be taken solely on the contents of this blog. Please consult your doctor or qualified health professional on any matters regarding your health and well-being or on any opinions expressed within this blog.

  • Dr. Erin Ellis

    Dr. Ellis is a Naturopathic doctor who helps women balance hormones, fix crappy periods and regain energy they once had to be their happiest, healthiest selves.

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claire coder,
founder + ceo

Hi! I’m Claire. I founded Aunt Flow after getting my period in public without the supplies needed.

Founded in 2016, Aunt Flow is a certified WBENC women-owned company based in Columbus, Ohio. At 18 years old, I dedicated my life to developing a solution to ensure businesses and schools could sustainably provide quality period products, for free, in bathrooms. Our products are made with organic cotton (no weird stuff) and we are constantly working to reduce our environmental impact! For every 10 tampons and pads we sell, we donate 1 to a menstruator in need. I call this people helping people. PERIOD.®