New Study: Exercising Before Breakfast Burns More Fat

Big story on CNN, FOX, CBS and most media outlets this past week. A study says that exercising before breakfast burns more fat!

 If fat loss is your goal, you’ll burn more if you exercise in a fasted state. That is why the great majority of my clients training in the early AM (5am to 8am).  (We start as early as 5am with personal training appointments.) 

The study indicates and it’s noteworthy to point out: A UK study published Friday supports the fasting workouts… In 30 obese or overweight men, those who exercised 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.  

Yes, you can still get results and improve your fitness if you exercise at anytime of the day; and any workout is MUCH better than no workout. However, you can drop fat faster and more significantly if you exercise in a fasted state. It works even better if you’ve been eating low glycemic for an extended period of time. Your liver will not be as full of stored sugar, which will decrease the chances of gluconeogenesis (fancy word) for reverse glucose elevation.  

Here’s the best recommendations for Pre-Workout:

  • Pre-Workout: Black coffee, black tea, water or sugar free/sucrose free pre-work drink
  • Peri-workout: Water during the workout
  • Post-Workout – Strength Genesis Grass Fed Protein Drink

If you’d like more information on how to maximize your results and you’re ready to learn the diet and exercise tips that will work best for you personally, schedule a private consultation with me!

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