(Telegraph) Ovulating women slim down ‘to attract men’
Researchers find a woman may boost her attractiveness to men by managing her weight when she is most fertile
Women eat less when they are in the most fertile stage of their monthly cycle so they can slim down to attract men, a study has found.
Researchers found that those who wanted to maintain an attractive figure were more likely to cut calories, and report a desire to lose weight, at ovulation compared to other times in the month.
While previous studies had found that women changed their eating behaviour around ovulation, it had been thought that this was due to physiological factors, relating to an interaction between their hormone system and nervous system.
But the new findings suggest there is also a psychological reason behind the reduced food intake: one that is related to cultural norms that dictate that a woman may boost her attractiveness to men by managing her weight, the researchers said.