Did you know that the stress hormone cortisol is highest in the morning and lowest at night (called "diurnal cycle")?
Why does this matter?
When this healthy cycle is disrupted by overwhelm, stress, fatigue, and anxiety, our cells do not communicate properly. This causes us to have sleep issues, immune issues, blood sugar issues, decreased focus, and weight challenges.
What to do? Do not decrease carbs. Eat nutrient dense. SLEEP and bank sleep. Get natural sunlight. Mentally decompress each evening. Highly minimalize alcohol, sugar, and caffeine. All of this strengthens the adrenal glands and makes for the accurate production of cortisol.
For more information, research cortisol and melatonin. Also adrenal fatigue.