The debate has raged for many years whether exercising before breakfast burns more fat or after it. However, a new study has revealed that sweating your body before food intake in morning burns huge amount of calories.
A UK based study in its latest findings said that food before exercise boosts blood sugars, gives the body fuel to increase the intensity and length of a workout.
It also keeps you from being fatigued or dizzy.
The study observed 30 obese or overweight men, and found that those who worked out before breakfast burned twice the fat as men who ate breakfast before they worked out.That’s because exercising with no fuel forces the body to turn to stored carbs, and when those are quickly gone, to fat cells.
Skipping breakfast before workout resulted in more responsiveness of men’s muscles to insulin, which controls high blood sugars, thus reducing the risk for diabetes and heart disease. This could also improve health and decrease the risk of illnesses like heart disease and diabetes
If you do choose to work out on an empty stomach, keep these tips in mind for better results and to keep your muscle tissue from breaking down:
- Use the four R’s of recovery: rehydrate, replenish, repair and reinforce.
- Do that by drinking water or sports drinks.
- Within 15 to 30 minutes, eat a meal with a 4:1 carb to high quality protein ratio.
- Some good choices are fruit and low-fat yogurt, or a banana with peanut butter.
Hence, it is proved that exercise can bring profound and positive changes to health. So if you are looking to lose your love handles, the best may be hitting the gym and not the kitchen.
First thing in the morning; Exercise!