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In short, between ovulation and our period, our body has to assume it's pregnant.  Survival of the species.  


As a result, it starts getting ready to support a pregnancy after ovulation.  Think water retention (increased hydration), constipation (slowed digestion to absorb more nutrients), and increased appetite - specifically for carbs (increased energy).  It really kicks in between days 10-14 - right around the time implantation would happen and the pregnancy is underway.  


Once your body realizes it's not pregnant, your progesterone levels drop, your period starts, and the need for all that extra support are no longer... until the next time around.

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