If your cortisol is high, you are probably stressed and it’s going to affect your sleep cycle. And then if you don’t sleep, you are not going to recover and it’s going to cause other problems and other hormones to be thrown off.
A lot of times it starts with stress and cortisol. Another thing that stress can make you insulin resistance, and you can start having trouble losing weight, and you start developing belly fat that won’t go away.
That’s a big indication that there’s a problem with cortisol or obviously other hormones too, like estrogen, progesterone, testosterone, and thyroid, those are the big ones when it comes to stress affecting those hormones. Cortisol.
One hormone affects another one.
So that’s why when we look at weight loss or just hormone in general, we need to look at all of the hormones,
The metabolic hormones, the insulin hormones, we need to check fasting insulin, see if their insulin levels are high, we need to check cortisol. First thing in the morning, we need to see if it’s too high or too low. You could also go into being too low, a problem with high cortisol.
Maybe you’re feeling some people feel great running on high cortisol, high adrenaline, but they’re going to crash. And that’s why when people feeling after a while there’s no recovery.