HIP HOP LIFESTYLE

Announcement

Collapse
No announcement yet.

The Claim: You Burn More Fat by Exercising on an Empty Stomach

Collapse
X
 
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • The Claim: You Burn More Fat by Exercising on an Empty Stomach

    THE FACTS For most people who exercise in the morning, there is no getting around the question: Eat and run? Or run and eat later?


    Fitness experts will say that eating first provides fuel for a proper workout. But according to one common belief, exercising on an empty stomach forces the body to tap into its reserves, burning off calories stored as fat and providing a more efficient workout. So who is right?

    According to researchers, there is no simple answer. One study that examined the claim directly in 1995 found that a group of people did burn more calories from fat on days when they exercised on an empty stomach than on days when they had a small breakfast first. But the researchers found that the difference was negligible, and other studies have shown that fewer calories are burned in the long run because the workouts are shorter.

    A study published in 1999 in the journal Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise had a group of people ride an exercise bike on two mornings: on one day after a small breakfast, and the other after eating nothing. The researchers found that when the subjects ate nothing, they became fatigued faster and stopped exercising about 30 minutes earlier.

    Dr. David Prince, an assistant professor of rehabilitation medicine at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University in New York, said that when you exercise on an empty tank, your body burns through stored carbohydrates first, then protein, before it finally moves on to fat. In the meantime, he said, "you lower your blood sugar, causing ravenous hunger that in most people would lead them to eat much more than they would otherwise."

    His recommendation? A small piece of fruit, "just enough to give you energy for a more intense workout."

    THE BOTTOM LINE Exercising on an empty stomach burns slightly more fat but shortens your workout.

  • #2
    i've heard that before aswell a few months ago

    Comment


    • #3
      good read..
      Ima T.R.A.P.S.T.R
      Got the city on lock, N big shoes on the car

      Comment


      • #4
        where is ondadownlow when u need him?

        Comment


        • #5
          In the morning there are a few positive things for working out

          Morning:

          -Testosterone is at its daily peak.
          http://www.depressioninformation.net...onal-Best.html

          -Mental alertness peaks late morning.
          http://www.depressioninformation.net...onal-Best.html

          -Memory works best.
          http://channels.netscape.com/homerea...timetoexercise

          -Body temperature is still low.

          -Cortisol levels are highest during the first 2 hours after you wake up, and decrease gradually after that. However, this isn't a problem because, during your workout, your cortisol levels will spike anyways.

          As regards to whether to eat or not before the workout, as the article says it depends. If you are trying to lose weight, not eating before the workout will eventually tap into the fat stores once the carbs and protein and used for energy. However if you are on a bulk, eating carbs before the workout and increasing your glycogen storage for short term energy use in the lift session, which will help preserve the protein for synthesis in the actual muscle once you eat your after-workout meal. I would highly recommend against eating nothing, its best to have a small meal with a high GI index carb (pasta, pita with some chicken on it for protein is what i like). This keeps the glycogen stores primed for the workout, and the fact that the carbs are GI means that they are quickly digested and you will have energy to exercise more intensily.
          I LOVE YOU ZIDANE! HURRAH FOR THE MOTHER THAT GAVE BIRTH TO YOU!

          Comment

          Post ad widget 300x250

          Collapse

          LATEST POSTS

          Collapse

          Topics Statistics Last Post
          Started by Campt1971, Today, 03:51 AM
          0 responses
          2 views
          0 likes
          Last Post Campt1971  
          Started by RachelHelmik, Today, 01:43 AM
          0 responses
          2 views
          0 likes
          Last Post RachelHelmik  
          Started by buytrueketo, Today, 01:14 AM
          0 responses
          1 view
          0 likes
          Last Post buytrueketo  
          Started by buytrueketo, Today, 01:13 AM
          0 responses
          2 views
          0 likes
          Last Post buytrueketo  
          Started by Thaves1953, Today, 12:18 AM
          0 responses
          4 views
          0 likes
          Last Post Thaves1953  
          Started by Agar1936, Yesterday, 04:12 AM
          0 responses
          2 views
          0 likes
          Last Post Agar1936  
          Started by DeclanMenzie, Yesterday, 01:51 AM
          0 responses
          2 views
          0 likes
          Last Post DeclanMenzie  
          Started by greencbduksale, Yesterday, 01:31 AM
          0 responses
          2 views
          0 likes
          Last Post greencbduksale  
          Started by greencbduksale, Yesterday, 01:30 AM
          0 responses
          2 views
          0 likes
          Last Post greencbduksale  
          Started by Agul1985, Yesterday, 12:10 AM
          0 responses
          4 views
          0 likes
          Last Post Agul1985  
          Working...
          X