There has been a lot of researches about exercise and energy metabolism. Results have said that it’s better to exercise on an empty stomach. A recent study, conducted in the UK, in which 12 physically active men were tested, found that the men burned 20% more calories from fat on an empty stomach as compared to when they ate breakfast. Moreover, the men didn’t overcompensate by consuming more calories later in the day nor had an increased appetite compared to when they ate prior to exercise. One of the researchers said: “Our results show that exercise does not increase your appetite, hunger or food consumption later in the day and to get the most out of your session it may be optimal to perform this after an overnight fast”.
We wouldn’t recommend it to people who have never tried it as many fear they might faint. If you’re main motivation for exercising is weight loss and fat burning, you may want to try working out first thing in the morning. Our advice is bringing a glucose-containing drink or piece of fruit with you in case you start to feel light headed.Some people may also find that they have no energy when working out hungry which could negate the benefit of increased fat burning. If you have less energy, your workout will be weaker, so you will end up burning fewer calories than if you had eaten (and therefore, fewer calories from fat).
Moreover, we don’t recommend this for diabetics, or those with blood-sugar issues. For athletes concerned about getting a good workout in, as opposed to just burning calories and fat, always eat or consume something with glucose before a workout to get the most out of it. However, our recommendation is having enough energy and a good workout, rather than feeling hungry and tired when exercising. If you’re exercising in the morning, make sure to eat at least a piece of fruit like a banana beforehand followed by a coffee made with a protein-containing milk (soy or cow) and a hearty meal containing carbs and protein post workout.
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We wouldn’t usually recommend protein shakes, as we feel that making your own is much better. However, the Click Espresso protein drinkis a quick and convenient way to get in caffeine, some carbs, and protein before an early-morning workout, when there’s hardly any time to prepare food. So, if you are looking for a good pre-workout protein drink, we definitely recommend this shake. Another benefit is that Click is a milk-based protein (casein) so it can actually be heated and not chunk up like whey protein based supplements.
Source: Cure Joy