Exercise before food

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HRH Janet

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Posted: 09 Jan 2019, 16:18
Am I better off exercising before I have my first meal. Or should I do it a couple of hours after my first meal does it make a difference in burning the fat. Thanks

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Posted: 10 Jan 2019, 00:56
I'd say depends on what you're doing. If you're doing cardio (walking, cycling, swimming, etc), it doesn't make much difference, although you might still feel less energetic if you're fasted. I'd say: plan to do it the way you're most likely to be actually doing it.

For strength training (lifting dumbells, using machines, etc), I'd advise against doing it fasted. You will not be able to train with the same intensity if your glycogen stores are empty, which will decrease the efficiency of your workout.

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Posted: 10 Jan 2019, 09:08
I do keto and IF (intermittent fasting) and like to exercise while fasted. It helps my muscles get better at fat burning. So I do not exercise to spend calories or for performance when I do this. It is really nice. I can just feel how much energy I can draw on. If I get rid of this excess fat I may change my priorities somewhat

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Posted: 11 Jan 2019, 14:05
I can tell you the short version what I have done for 26 years and it works great!

a) Lift weights to build up my metabolism and create a demand for the calories I eat. If my muscles are used they are like sponges, hungry to eat up calories instead of storing them.
b) Eat a small calorie deficit. This deficit helps keep the muscle and metabolism so I can keep burning fat.
c) Keep my protein up to feel full and keep muscle for my metabolism.
d) Eat regularly, including before and after workouts to keep my muscle and metabolism.

I stated a site a few months back to help people with this https://www.4fitnessrules.com/

The small calorie deficit is where the weight loss happens. The weights encourage fat to be burned and the muscles saved. Fat loss, not weight loss. Hope that helps.

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