Working out before breakfast
I've heard that it's good for fat loss, but obviously you can't trust everything you read on the internet. So I'm coming to the internet to find out if it's true or if it even matters when you exercise and eat.
Anyone knowledgable on this? :]
Anyone knowledgable on this? :]
You cant trust everything on the internet, yet you come to the internet to find truth to it?
Working out before/during/after breakfast has no plus side to weight loss.. its all preference.0
In the grand scheme of things it doesnt really matter when you work out, just as long as you do it.
AM is a good time to workout simply because it gets you up and out of bed earlier and the workout done before life gets in the way.0
Yeah...that first bit was sarcasm. Didn't convey that too well huh?
But it has no effect other than just general burning calories? Well...that's kind of a bummer. Here I thought my 4:30am workouts were going to be more effective XP0
There are some studies that say exercising in a fasted state is a bit better than in a fed state so you may have that going for you.
Also it takes discipline to do those early AM workouts, and discipline is very important aspect to weight loss.
If you are anything like me, getting that AM workout also helps mentailly to start the day that you did something good and could be more apt to continue on a good day.
Kinda like a day where you start with a crappy breakfast and your mind bombs because of it and you overeat that day.
I would say keep up those 430 workouts and google workouts on a fasted state.0
I've read some theories that low intensity fasted cardio can help burn more fat -- so something like a brisk walk for 30 mins first thing in the morning. The idea is that your glycogen levels are low, and since it's low intensity, your body can access more of your fat for fuel rather than muscle once the glycogen is gone. But, it's only limited. Apparently, working out too long or too intense will result in the body accessing muscle, so that's why they suggest keeping it to a certain cardiac threshold (the "fat burning zone") and only for a limited time.
I don't have any study to back this up -- just something that was once explained to me by someone that was a competitive fitness model, which seems to make sense on a basic biological level. Also, doesn't apply to keto folks as they always have low/no glycogen.0
But it has no effect other than just general burning calories? Well...that's kind of a bummer. Here I thought my 4:30am workouts were going to be more effective XP
None at all - but that 4:30a workout is definitely more effective than the one you skipped later in the day because you got too busy and couldn't fit it in....
Keep plugging away, the weight will come off with calorie deficit and time. Patience is the key!0
Yes working out in a fasted state is believed to be good for weight loss and some studies have shown this to be the case, but this applies more to low intensity cardio short in duration than anything else. This is because this type of exercise uses fat for fuel in the absence of glycogen and it will have to burn body fat. High intensity exercises and strength training use a different energy system and may break down muscle in the absence of glycogen so these types of exercises should be avoided in a fasted state.0
I workout for 10 minutes max. in the morning, before breakfast, and the only difference between exercising then and later in the afternoon/the evening is that I'm too sleepy to log it!0
Fasting help with weight loss so having a12 hour break between meals is good but only if it doesn't come at the expense of sleep. Sleep is essential for weight loss.0
I work out in a fasting state only because I work out from 4 AM - 5 AM and I can't bear the thought of eating between 3 and 3:30. I don't think it really matters if it's before or after - as long as you get the workout in.0
I cannot believe a dietician has not responded to this post. Statistics have proven that when the body first comes out of a restful state ( after a night's sleep) that the process of the body are so incredibly active that the metabolism is firing up. If you go out and exercise on an EMPTY stomach then what you burn will be muscle and not fat. Studies have also proven that if you have fed your body and then go exercise in the morning, your body can actually burn up to 4x the amount of calories compared to 7pm in the evening .....someone needs to stop blowing smoke.0
I think it all depends on when you will get the best workout in. I have to workout in the morning because of my schedule but I have always had stronger workouts in the afternoon. Your body really doesn't care when it just wants you to burn!0
I cannot believe a dietician has not responded to this post. Statistics have proven that when the body first comes out of a restful state ( after a night's sleep) that the process of the body are so incredibly active that the metabolism is firing up. If you go out and exercise on an EMPTY stomach then what you burn will be muscle and not fat. Studies have also proven that if you have fed your body and then go exercise in the morning, your body can actually burn up to 4x the amount of calories compared to 7pm in the evening .....someone needs to stop blowing smoke.
No, it depends on the TYPE of exercise you do. I'm not a dietician but I am studying Nutrition and this has just come up in my latest study module. High intensity exercises will burn muscle in the absence of glycogen as high intensity exercise requires glucose. Low intensity, short duration exercises burn fat and don't require much glucose. There are studies that show low intensity exercise in a fasted state as being very effective for weight loss.0
"Don't believe everything you read on the internet"
I usually work out first thing. I might have a few dates if I'm feeling sluggish but the morning is usually when I can get the best out of my workouts.0
I eat around 1200 calories an hour before I hit the gym and have done so throughout my weightloss and now in maintenance. It is totally personal preference and has little to do with meal frequency.... As long as you are hitting your caloric intake and macros for that day then it matters little when you consume your food... Best of Luck0
I work out in the evening; that is my personal choice. I will have to agree with at least 75% of the comments left regarding the subject....the body doesn't care as long as you are getting your workout on!0
my trainer is an ex college football player and an ex body builder and he has me do cardio in the morning on an empty stomache i'm starting it tomorrow so i can't say if i feel that it's effective but he seems to think so.0
Try both out and see what works best for you.
I only ever exercise first thing in the morning. Running in the evening in just a no-go for me - cramps, sluggish etc0
i generally run in the morning with nothing except coffee in me. for whatever reason, i have found that running on an empty stomach works for me. after that, i come home and get some breakfast before hitting the gym. it works for me.0
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