6am Sunday morning workout complete!! When it comes to morning workouts, there is much debate and research that support both views on whether you should or shouldn’t eat prior to working out.
On one side, research supports the notion that exercising on an empty stomach will yield a higher percentage of fat burn. On the other end of the spectrum, researchers believe that there is no strong evidence that fasted exercise leads to greater weight or fat loss.
Grant Tinsley, PhD wrote, “The majority of studies do not show a clear benefit to eating before short-duration aerobic exercise or intermittent exercise like HIIT. However, some studies have shown that eating before exercise improved performance.” So, with vastly opposing points of views on whether to eat pre or post workout, what should you do? Listen to your body!!!! If you are exercising for less than one hour, and can workout in a fasted state without a negative impact on performance then do so. Just make sure to eat within a half hour after your workout. You don’t want to risk your body feasting on muscle gain, as a result of not eating.
However, if you are doing high intensity workouts lasting more than an hour, I recommend you eat a sensible pre-workout meal. You will want to choose lower glycemic carbohydrates like whole grains or fruit and be sure to combine it with a little protein for long-term energy. Here are some examples:
• 1 slice whole wheat toast, 1 tbsp. almond butter, ½ banana
• 6 oz. plain yogurt and ½ cup fresh berries
• 1 apple & 10 cashews
• 1 scoop protein powder, 4 oz. fresh fruit or vegetable juice, 4 oz. water
Now get outta bed and go get moving!!!!!! #gerigonsalvesfitness - 13 days ago