Lose weight effectively: Exercise on an empty stomach
The winter fat has to go!
When summer knocks on the door again, one or the other would like to shed a few more pounds. There are several methods to bring the beach body up to speed as quickly as possible. One of them is exercising on an empty stomach. It is best to start your exercise session in the morning before breakfast and thus burn more fat. What is it about the claim? Can we all just stand on the cross trainer for two hours a day without anything in our stomachs and bang - do we look like Jessica Alba? Or is the weight loss theory an insane myth that only annoys us and actually does not help?
Weight loss rules vs. sober training
There are some studies that show that you burn more fat on an empty stomach than on a full stomach. Sounds logical at first. If you don't eat anything, you don't have any energy reserves. The body must therefore make use of its own body fat. You know it: just eat less, exercise more - then the pounds should drop, right?
Some sports scientists endorse this theory. If you exercise regularly without having eaten, the aim is to teach your body to burn more fat.
First of all, it should be said that only regular sports training can reduce fat reserves. If the body is constantly more stressed over a longer period of time, the fat burning also adapts. The body automatically breaks down more fat. Professional athletes, for example, consume more than twice the fat portion than untrained people. If you train permanently, your own needs can also increase. At first it doesn't really matter whether you eat something before exercising or not.
Myth or Reality
But what actually happens when we exercise on an empty stomach?
On the one hand, adrenaline levels are definitely higher with an empty stomach. On the other hand, the insulin value is more in the basement. Because of this, the muscles burn more fatty acids. This is also the reason why some researchers claim that diabetics could also benefit from it. Exercising without having eaten promotes the absorption of glucose in the muscles. This should enable diabetics to better check their insulin levels.
But does training without having eaten really directly affect the love handles that you want to get rid of? The answer is no. Those who exercise without having eaten stimulate the burning of fat in the muscles, but this does not necessarily have an effect on total body fat.
Many experts also warn against not eating anything before exercising. Without any energy, you do 1. poor training and 2. run the risk of losing your circulation. Recreational athletes should concentrate more on improving their circulatory system, then annoying pounds will disappear on their own. An exercise program with no energy also means that low blood sugar can make you dizzy. It goes without saying that you are more likely to injure yourself than when you go to fitness training strengthened.
Without carbohydrates, no peak performance
Therefore, it is strongly advised not to practice sport on an empty stomach every day. If you do sports once a week on an empty stomach, you can consume enough carbohydrates for the rest of the week and thus create sufficient energy reserves. However, if you want to increase your athletic performance and are not just looking to burn fat, you can advise against sober training. Without enough energy you will not be able to intensify your fitness program. When you look at the professional athletes, you never notice that they shovel loads of food into their stomachs a few hours before training. Why? You need energy to achieve maximum performance. Without carbohydrates, no best performance.
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