“Your body’s cortisol levels reach their full potential between 12-1pm and about 5:30-6:30pm, so try to avoid having some around those times to prevent interference. A good way to allow your body to readjust is to drink your coffee about 20-30 minutes later on each morning.”
- This remains one of the top takeaways from this post and wanted to highlight its importance. Cortisol identifies as a stress response hormone and plays a very important role in regulating blood sugar as well as its utilization for energy. Altering your natural cortisol production from caffeine can have an effect on how your body processes the other things you put into your body.
“By adding the elevated fat levels to your morning body routine, it can aid weight loss since your body is triggered to burn fat deposits rather than the carbohydrates you would eat. That process is called ketosis; a metabolic state occuring from a lack of carbs, causing our bodies to utilize fats as a fuel source.”
- The above quote is referring to the “Bulletproof Coffee” recipe I listed. Bulletproof coffee consists of MCT Oil (derived from coconuts), Ghee/Butter, and Coffee. Upon learning more about ketogenesis, that state cannot be achieved just by drinking coffee with an added fat (MCT Oil, Butter, ect.). It takes a much larger shift in the nutritional intake to achieve a ketogenic state of energy usage, and will not just happen from drinking special morning coffee. HOWEVER, it can be used as a great way to prolong your morning meal or satiate the bodies hunger, since there are calories in the coffee (and thus, provides energy). The good fat consumption is important for optimal internal and physical health.
The link to my previous article can be followed here;
I highly recommend this read if you or anyone you love is an avid coffee drinker. Thanks for reading!