I wonder whether you might be interested in coming to our workshop next week it is all about understanding HOW to manage your cycle and also UNDERSTANDING your hormones. It's great getting support and help, but it may help to get some background on how you can work around the cycle and what effect the hormones have on your body.
Progesterone can effect your body by increasing water retention (hence why in the first and last trimester of pregnancy when your hormones are high you gain more water tension - and also during specific times of your cycle).
Helen is a very experience women's health physiotherapist in sport and you can ask her any questions and get them answered in relation to weight gain, bloated-ness and so on.
The link to the workshop is here: http://www.beattitude.club/menstrual-cy ... -training/