Should you eat before or after morning exercise? The debate has raged for years.
A small, recently published British study supports the latter view: In 30 obese or overweight men, those who exercised before breakfast burned twice as much fat as men who ate breakfast after breakfast. effort.
Profound and positive improvements while fasting
Exercising without fuel forces the body to turn to stored carbs, and when those are quickly gone, it’s the fat cells’ turn. The “eat after” group lost no more weight than the “eat before” group over the six weeks of the study.
The researchers noted that it had “profound and positive” effects on the health of the group that fasted. Skipping meals before exercise made men’s muscles more sensitive to insulin, which controls high blood sugar levels, reducing the risk of diabetes and heart disease. The group that exercised before breakfast increased their ability to respond to insulin, which is all the more remarkable considering that both groups still lost weight and both gained a similar amount of vitality, said researcher Javier Gonzalez, an associate professor in the health department at the University of Bath.
After exercise, adopt the 4 Rs rule
After exercise, use the four Rs of recovery:
Within 15-30 minutes, eat a meal with a 4:1 ratio of high-quality carbs to protein. Opt for fruit, a low-fat Greek yogurt, mixed with a banana and a little protein in the form of a fried egg for example.
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