Mind Your Hormones

11. Is PRE WORKOUT (CAFFEINE) jacking up your HORMONES?!

October 27, 2020 Corinne Angelica
Mind Your Hormones
11. Is PRE WORKOUT (CAFFEINE) jacking up your HORMONES?!
Show Notes

I can’t wait for you to dive into this episode with me because I think it’s SUCH an important topic & REFRAME!


Chugging coffee and/or pre workout FIRST THING in the morning is the NORM for so many people. BUT we do it without knowing WHAT it’s actually doing in your body and HOW it’s affecting your hormones.


Here’s some of the juicy details:


How having PRE WORKOUT/COFFEE/CAFFEINE first thing in the morning affects your body:


  1. It dehydrates you which SLOWS DOWN DIGESTION & INCREASES FATIGUE.⁣


  1. CAFFEINE is very STIMULATING to our nervous system & increases cortisol (stress hormone) that when functioning properly is already high in the morning (because it’s the hormone that wakes us up) & is going to increase more when you workout.

This continuous increase in cortisol leads to BLOOD SUGAR IMBALANCES & DECREASES PROGESTERONE.⁣

[PROGESTERONE supports our metabolism, skin, hair, thyroid, ability to hold onto a pregnancy, regular periods & moods.⁣ Progesterone is easily DECREASES with POOR SLEEP & STRESS.]


  1. SUGAR, ARTIFICIAL SWEETENERS & DAIRY (in pre workout or coffee) are all INFLAMMATORY & start your day with a BLOOD SUGAR SPIKE. What goes up must come down. This BLOOD SUGAR ROLLER COASTER creates a cascade of problems that can lead to WEIGHT GAIN, CRAVINGS, FATIGUE, IRREGULAR PERIODS, ACNE, FACIAL HAIR GROWTH, SLEEP DISTURBANCES, PMS.⁣


REASONS to AVOID/REDUCE caffeine ESPECIALLY if you have PMS, are trying to conceive or have menstrual issues:

  1. Caffeine DECREASES FERTILITY rates because it:

- Increases cortisol levels & stresses the adrenals which INTERFERES with OVULATION

-DEPLETES vital vitamins & minerals including B VITAMINS & FOLATE needed for OVULATION & healthy FERTILITY.

- In the 2016 research in fertility & sterility they found that “3 or more caffeinated beverages a day prior to conception increases the risk of miscarriage by 74%.” In the FLO by Alisa Vitti pg. 114

  1. Caffeine DEPLETES MICRONUTRIENTS essential for hormone balance, REDUCES the ABSORPTION of key nutrients & minerals such as MAGNESIUM & B VITAMINS.
  2. The acidity in coffee can alter the microbiome which:

- Imbalanced gut flora reduces the ability to absorb nutrients

- Without adequate nutrients it's harder for your endocrine system to balance your hormones.



  1. In the FLO by Alisa Vitti
  2. Beyond the Pill by Dr. Jolene Brighten




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