What's The Fewest Amount Of Carbs Before You Start Creating Cortisol?

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  1. Such_Umami

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    What's the minimal daily intake of carbs before your body starts producing cortisol in response?
     
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    There probably isn't a "one size fits all" answer to this question. Body weight and countless other factors are likely to influence the amount.
     
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    Let's say your an average male with an average lifestyle?
     
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    Obese and sedentary?
     
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    There is always cortisol present but 200-300g of carbohydrates a day is usually sufficient to reduce excessive cortisol secretion. If we are talking about the average male it would be near 300g or possibly more if you exercise a good amount daily.
     
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    Cortisol is usually released to raise blood sugar. If sufficient/maintenance calories are coming in regularly, the body won't have to reach for stores. US RDA for carbs is 130 grams (likely assumes typical weight and body fat).
     
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    My cortisol issue is due to low blood sugar. How on Earth do I fix it?
     
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