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The Four Phases of a Menstrual Cycle (and How to Eat for Them)

Updated: May 19

A woman's menstrual cycle is so much more than the 2-7 days of menstruation each month. The average length of a woman’s cycle can vary, but it’s typically the same length as the lunar month, 28 days. A cycle starts the first day of a woman's period, ends the day before her next period, and typically lasts between 23 and 35 days (1).