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Fasted cardio

scottarsenault461scottarsenault461 Posts: 2Member Member Posts: 2Member Member
Curious if anyone has tried fasted cardio .
Currently on a keto diet down 43 lbs but plateau and want to lose 15 more lbs. Looking into fasted cardio as a kick-start er to shed the rest .

Has anyone tried it? How were your experiences / how many days a week
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  • Expatmommy79Expatmommy79 Posts: 941Member, Premium Member Posts: 941Member, Premium Member
    Doesn't matter. Keep eating at a deficit it will come off. There is no benefit to fasted vs non fasted. CO is CO be it in the morning, afternoon or evening.
  • snowflake930snowflake930 Posts: 2,193Member Member Posts: 2,193Member Member
    It is personal preference. I go to the gym first thing in the morning and never eat before. I have my water bottle, but I do not eat until I get to work.
  • davidcliffdavidcliff Posts: 147Member Member Posts: 147Member Member
    just about all of my cardio is in a fasted state.
  • zcb94zcb94 Posts: 4,191Member Member Posts: 4,191Member Member
    Hm. I'm told that fasted exercise brings more results than having eaten, but that makes me wonder: many proponents say that there is to be nothing on your stomach at the time. That would be NPO cardio, which sounds very dangerous. I would at least need to bring some water with me! Any and all thoughts are welcome.
  • rileysownerrileysowner Posts: 7,848Member Member Posts: 7,848Member Member
    zcb94 wrote: »
    Hm. I'm told that fasted exercise brings more results than having eaten, but that makes me wonder: many proponents say that there is to be nothing on your stomach at the time. That would be NPO cardio, which sounds very dangerous. I would at least need to bring some water with me! Any and all thoughts are welcome.

    Studies would not hold that fasted exercise makes any statistically significant difference. Alan Aragon wrote this about it: http://alanaragon.com/myths-under-the-microscope-part-2-false-hopes-for-fasted-cardio.html

    Not sure what NPO cardio means. Could you define it?
    edited April 2016
  • NorthCascadesNorthCascades Posts: 9,231Member Member Posts: 9,231Member Member
    Often I'll go for a long bike ride on an empty stomach. It works better with my schedule (I don't want to wait an hour before I can ride), and I don't love exerting myself with heavy food in my stomach. But it has no effect on my weight, that's purely a matter of how many calories I ate vs how many I burned.
  • rileysownerrileysowner Posts: 7,848Member Member Posts: 7,848Member Member
    Often I'll go for a long bike ride on an empty stomach. It works better with my schedule (I don't want to wait an hour before I can ride), and I don't love exerting myself with heavy food in my stomach. But it has no effect on my weight, that's purely a matter of how many calories I ate vs how many I burned.

    I do the same thing, I find having a full stomach makes it more difficult. I often do my ride first thing in the morning and will go 2-2.5 hours at about 16-19mph with no issues. If I know I am going longer than this, I will take some baked potatoes along. I can eat a small potato and it does not fill my stomach, but will give some carbs for the later part of my ride.
  • mkakidsmkakids Posts: 1,933Member Member Posts: 1,933Member Member
    I do almost all of my cardio fasted. Simply because I feel better while running if Im 'empty'. If I eat before I run, I feel sluggish and heavy, regardless of what I eat.
  • RWClaryRWClary Posts: 192Member Member Posts: 192Member Member
    davidcliff wrote: »
    just about all of my cardio is in a fasted state.
    I do this for fat loss as I am maintaining weight, and it seems to make a difference, but my results could very well have been derived from other factors.
    The science on this is shaky.
  • NorthCascadesNorthCascades Posts: 9,231Member Member Posts: 9,231Member Member
    I do the same thing, I find having a full stomach makes it more difficult. I often do my ride first thing in the morning and will go 2-2.5 hours at about 16-19mph with no issues. If I know I am going longer than this, I will take some baked potatoes along. I can eat a small potato and it does not fill my stomach, but will give some carbs for the later part of my ride.

    For me it's a bag of peanut M&Ms. Tear the top of the bag when I start, I can eat a few at a time and stick them back in my pocket until I need more. The sugar seems to absorb pretty quick, so it's a shot of energy when I need it, and I guess the peanuts are filling enough.
  • briscogunbriscogun Posts: 650Member Member Posts: 650Member Member
    Often I'll go for a long bike ride on an empty stomach. It works better with my schedule (I don't want to wait an hour before I can ride), and I don't love exerting myself with heavy food in my stomach. But it has no effect on my weight, that's purely a matter of how many calories I ate vs how many I burned.

    This is me. I wake up early and exercise first thing, so I don't have time to get in a meal and wait for it to digest enough. If I try to exercise or run with a belly full of food, it'll get messy. But I only go at it for 40-45 minutes or so at a time (a little more with stretching), so I don't need a lot of fuel to get me through.

    It's a personal preference thing. Just do what feels good for you.
  • yarwellyarwell Posts: 10,573Member Member Posts: 10,573Member Member
    Doesn't matter. Keep eating at a deficit it will come off. There is no benefit to fasted vs non fasted. CO is CO be it in the morning, afternoon or evening.

    http://jap.physiology.org/content/jap/118/1/80.full.pdf expresses a different view, that the transient energy deficit can lead to greater oxidation of fat with pre-breakfast exercise compared to later in the day after meals.
    In conclusion, even in energy-balanced condition, 24-h fat
    oxidation is increased if exercise-induced transient energy
    deficit is significant, which is likely to be observed during
    exercise performed before breakfast.
  • Jcl81Jcl81 Posts: 154Member Member Posts: 154Member Member
    They have the name break fast (breakfast) for a reason. Is it significant to making huge results, that will depend on a person to person basis from the person have energy enough to still bring intensity.
  • eyeshinebrighteyeshinebright Posts: 51Member Member Posts: 51Member Member
    I wake up at around 7 or 7:30 each morning and I often haven't eaten since 6 or 7 the night before. Because of this, I'll wake up pretty hungry and it would hurt to do cardio on a hungry stomach. Breakfast is pretty important for weight loss imo and prolonging when you have it might not be a good thing.
  • zcb94zcb94 Posts: 4,191Member Member Posts: 4,191Member Member
    zcb94 wrote: »
    Hm. I'm told that fasted exercise brings more results than having eaten, but that makes me wonder: many proponents say that there is to be nothing on your stomach at the time. That would be NPO cardio, which sounds very dangerous. I would at least need to bring some water with me! Any and all thoughts are welcome.

    Studies would not hold that fasted exercise makes any statistically significant difference. Alan Aragon wrote this about it: http://alanaragon.com/myths-under-the-microscope-part-2-false-hopes-for-fasted-cardio.html

    Not sure what NPO cardio means. Could you define it?
    As you may know, NPO is Latin for "Nothing By Mouth," a state that is usually saved for surgery due to anesthesia needs. However, I've accidentally performed cardio with nothing at all on my stomach before, so was just wondering about the safety and effectiveness of doing so.
  • StacyChrzStacyChrz Posts: 865Member, Premium Member Posts: 865Member, Premium Member
    Personally I have been testing myself to see what I like better and what feels the best to me. I haven't found a huge difference between a light snack, like a piece of fruit or slice of toast, before I work out in the morning and fasted with just some BCAA/Electrolytes in my water. I know that if I work out later in the day I need to be sure to have a small, balanced snack before I work out or I will run out of steam much faster.
  • AlphaCajunAlphaCajun Posts: 290Member Member Posts: 290Member Member
    I wake up at around 7 or 7:30 each morning and I often haven't eaten since 6 or 7 the night before. Because of this, I'll wake up pretty hungry and it would hurt to do cardio on a hungry stomach. Breakfast is pretty important for weight loss imo and prolonging when you have it might not be a good thing.

    I'm down nearly 90 pounds and within five of my goal in a little over a year and have yet to eat breakfast before working out.. js
  • HornsbyHornsby Posts: 10,372Member Member Posts: 10,372Member Member
    AlphaCajun wrote: »
    I wake up at around 7 or 7:30 each morning and I often haven't eaten since 6 or 7 the night before. Because of this, I'll wake up pretty hungry and it would hurt to do cardio on a hungry stomach. Breakfast is pretty important for weight loss imo and prolonging when you have it might not be a good thing.

    I'm down nearly 90 pounds and within five of my goal in a little over a year and have yet to eat breakfast before working out.. js

    On that note, I lost 80lbs in 8 months eating breakfast or a snack before working out every single time...js

    ETA: Disregard. Didn't notice that you were replying to someone. Yes, either way works. Sorry about that. :Shake:
    edited April 2016
  • ZombellaZombella Posts: 483Member Member Posts: 483Member Member
    I didn't even now this was a thing. I used to work out early in the morning and just not eat before because I didn't feel like eating. I don't see a real difference.
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