Feb 17, 2023
Cortisol hormone, it’s a love hate relationship. It’s energy. It’s stress. It’s stress energy. It’s energy stress. It’s where we get energy to exercise. It’s what we sometimes need to purge with activity. It keeps us up. It can keep us down. It can prevent weight loss. It can increase belly fat storage.
Stop the stress-induced loss of muscle with protein. Did you know fasting too long can dial up your blood sugar level and keep you in muscle protein breakdown? That’s increasing fat and decreasing metabolism at the same time. Break your fast and start getting a high hit of protein in the morning - and definitely before exercise if it’s intense.
Check out this comment from a recent coaching client: “I love your protein. I’ve tried others; and yours is so clean.”
https://www.flippingfifty.com/protein (and don’t forget the fiber)
I start with a 50g protein breakfast most days and never felt better or kept fat and muscle where I want them as easily.
The cortisol hormone is a curse or blessing. You decide.
Dr. Venus is a board-certified physician in the specialty of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation who received her medical training at Yale University, University of Miami, and University of California-Irvine. She has a thriving medical practice in Southern California and has competed for 20 years as a national level fitness athlete.
Also a respected fitness trainer, she's had clients ranging from single moms to professional athletes, and even an action film star. She's a repeat guest expert on the TV series ''The Doctors" and has been featured on several other shows including "CNN Newsroom," NBC's "Today," and "American Gladiators." Additionally, she contributes to multiple health outlets including Oxygen Magazine.
Questions We Answer In This Episode:
What is cortisol?
Why do we need it/hate it?
What exactly are the negative effects that cortisol can have on us?
What can we do to avoid or eliminate the adverse effects?
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