Researchers in a United Kingdom study published recently have said exercising before breakfast helps to burn more fat in the body than exercise after eating.
According to the authors selected 30 obese or overweight men for the study.
They eat -the first camp said food before exercise boosts blood sugars, giving the body fuel to increase the intensity and length of a workout.
It also keeps you from being fatigued or dizzy.
“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 is because exercising with no fuel forces the body to turn to stored carbohydrates.
“Unfortunately the eat – after the group did not lose more weight than the eat -before group during the six weeks of the study, but it did have profound and positive effects on the health of the group that fasted,” researchers said.
An exercise physiologist, Dr. Javier Gonzalez, noted that skipping meals before exercise could make men ’s muscles more responsive to insulin, which controls high blood sugars, thus reducing the risk for diabetes and heart disease.
“The group, who exercised before breakfast, increased their ability to respond to insulin, which is all the more remarkable given that both exercise groups lost a similar amount of weight and both gained a similar amount of fitness.”