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CT before breakfast

Discussion in 'Ask Jack' started by Sajid Mahmood, Oct 5, 2018.

  1. Sajid Mahmood

    Sajid Mahmood Administrator

    Hello Dr Jack Kruse

    Considering CT increases cortisol, would it be a bad idea to CT before breakfast? You’ve warned us not to exercise before breakfast due to high cortisol in the AM.

    .”Remember that cortisol is highest in the AM to allow us to wake up. If you exercise before breakfast you are risking elevating your cortisol even higher. This will cause a pregnenolone steal syndrome and ruin your hormonal response that controls your lean muscle mass and fat ratios and eventually your body composition. If you continue to do this over time, it will slow your protein synthesis that occurs later in the afternoon and evening, that increases your body comp. Moreover, it will also ruin your sleep cycle (checked by having low DHEA levels) and you risk being in an overtrained situation. I think this is the biggest error I see in the paleo community because they are trying to fit their “neolithic life” into their day best from a time stand point. My advice is don’t even try it.”

    Thank You Dr Jack Kruse
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