This practise is known as fasted cardio and has been used for years by people to boost fat loss.
Although this type of training isn't for everyone it certainly has it's benefits.
When you train on an empty stomach your insulin levels are low because you haven't eaten. Your body has no choice but to burn fat instead of the food stored in your stomach had you eaten a few hours prior to exercising.
A 2016 study performed by The Journal of Nutrition and Metabolism backs up the evidence found that fasted cardio workouts decreased an individual’s energy intake over 24 hours and increased their fat-burning results.
If you'd like to give fasted cardio a try it's worth noting that exercising this way can feel a lot harder, to begin with. After a short while, however, your body becomes more efficient as your muscles learn to use less glycogen and burn fat for fuel instead.
If the thought of training first thing in the morning isn't really your thing then that's fine. Fasted cardio sessions don't just have to be done first thing in the morning. They can be done at any time of day provided your body is in a fasted state. Just remember that a fasted state starts six hours after eating your last meal.
To achieve the best results you should aim to go without food for eight hours before working out. This is why morning workouts are so effective.
Why not give it a go and see how you get on? This could well be the key ingredient that speeds up your weight loss and helps you get rid of that stubborn fat.
If you're still not sure whether you'd like to try it why not experiment by eating something light like a banana beforehand? You can then see how you feel after your workout is over. If you're not struggling too much then you can try exercising right after waking up the following morning.
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