I have been struggling with controlling my face which seems to become really puffy for a few days then suddenly becoming very lean again with no apparent triggers. It is especially bad in the morning and after a hard workout.
I have found that this is a symptom of high cortisol levels and think this relates to me well as I have been cutting to rid myself of my puffy face by dropping calories alot and having extremely long workouts of up to 2 hours which I know breaks all the rules but I was getting desperate.
I was just wondering what it is about cortisol that makes the face puffy? I understand the other symptoms just not this one. Why is the face the place that gets puffy?
I have now cut down to 45min cardio and put up my calories in hope I will lower cortisol and in turn bump up my BMR.
Can anyone help with my question though? Any help would be very appreciated.
Thread: Cortisol + Puffy Face