Cortisol increases gluconeogenesis in humans: its role in the metabolic syndrome.
Its primary functions are to increase blood sugar through gluconeogenesis, suppress the immune system, and aid in fat, protein, and carbohydrate metabolism
So obviously Cortisol does it but what are the effects? Cortisol is known in great numbers to be involved in fat storage,hunger promotion and insulin resistance among other things. By that stand, it would explain why initial weight loss in low carb diets eventually stops and there is even a rebound effect if one persists on strict low carb ketogenic diet.
I see that Jimmy has talked about gluconeogenesis before thinking it's a straightforward process but it turns there is a high price to pay in terms of elevated cortisol. This was my experience, low carb was good initially to stabilize blood sugar but I had to bring carbs back to lower cortisol . Bringing back carbs and doing only anaerobic exercise, mainly sprinting, lost me fat and gained me muscle the way no diet could.
So Jimmy , are you still proponent of GNG given this cortisol connection?