What's the Best Time of Day to Workout for Fat Loss?

Question:

Should I workout first thing in the morning for best fat-loss results? I've heard that you can burn more fat when you train on an empty stomach in the morning.



Answer:

It is often thought that there is no best time of day to train for fat loss; that all times are basically equal. This is untrue.

What's the Best Time of Day to Workout for Fat Loss?

Exercising first thing in the morning BEFORE you eat or drink anything (except water) can result in up to 300% greater fat loss than exercising at any other time in the day.

The reason for this is that your blood sugar (your body's quick source of energy) is at its lowest point when you wake up in the morning because you've been fasting for 6 or more hours. With little blood sugar available to fuel your muscles, your fat will be mobilized and burned to supply the energy needed to exercise.

If you find that you can't train first thing in the morning, you can still take advantage of the fasting state. Simply train after a longer period of not eating (4-6 hours or more).

For example, if you get home from work and haven't eaten anything since lunch, you are most likely in a fasting state. Exercise now and you will get better results.

With both methods, be sure not to eat anything before you exercise, or what you eat is what will be burned for energy, not your bodyfat.

The downside of training with an empty stomach, first thing in the morning is that you may not have the energy to put in as much effort with your training. It can be a trade off.

 

 


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