I have been trying to figure out the best time of day to exercise to decrease my cortisol-I think I might have a cortisol issue. For the past 1.5 years I've done crossfit 3 days a week at 6am, so I get up by alarm at 5:15 have coffee then work out, I also try to do 2-3 cardio sessions a week to burn calories. After my work out I have more coffee, then work on my feet most of the day. I eat paleo/primal most of the time. After I lost 35 lbs, my weight has stuck for a year, fat around the middle, not improving on my strengths and really need my coffee all the time.
Anyway...I read from Dr. Jack Kruse that I should skip cardio and lift at 5pm. But then I hear to work out in the am when cortisol is the highest. What are the thoughts? Should I change my exercise time?