I found this really neat article on NowLoss.com and I’d like to share it with you guys.
1. Start Exercising first thing in the morning.
As soon as you wake up in the morning workout for at least 30min to an hour.
Studies show that working out in the morning has been shown to burn up to 3 times as more fat as opposed to working out at any other time during the day.
Here’s Why: During the day your body’s main source of energy is the carbohydrates that you get from eating your meals. As you sleep at night for 6+ hours your body uses up all those carbohydrates as energy for various bodily functions that go on while you sleep. When you wake up in the morning your body doesn’t have any carbohydrates as energy to use and it will look to burn body fat instead for energy. For you to take advantage of this morning fat burning opportunity you have to exercise first thing in the morning. Don’t eat breakfast YET because if you do…You’ll just give your body some carbohydrates as a source of energy instead of the body fat that you want to burn for energy. Another great thing about working out first thing in the morning is that your metabolism gets revved up after your morning workout. Morning workouts keep your metabolism elevated throughout the day.
An elevated metabolism throughout the day only means that you’ll burn more calories and lose more weight.
If you workout at night you may still burn fat while you workout but as soon as you go to sleep your metabolism will slow down and you’ll miss out on all the extra fat that you can burn during the day if you had exercised in the morning. When you sleep your metabolic rate is always at its slowest.
“A study carried out at Kansas State University (Wilcox, Harford & Wedel Medicine & Science in Sports and Exercise, 17:2, 1985), indicates that a kilogram of fat will be oxidized sooner when exercising in the fasted condition in the morning than when doing the same exercise in the afternoon. By measuring respiratory gas exchange, caloric expenditure, and carbohydrate and fatty acid metabolism, these researchers showed that the mass of fat burned during aerobic exercise amounts to 67% of the total energy expenditure achieved when the same exercise is done later in the day or in the fed state.”
More proof that working out in the morning before breakfast burns more fat…
2. Don’t Skip Breakfast
Eating breakfast in the morning also gets your metabolism started.
Don’t skip breakfast and wait until mid-morning or afternoon to eat, your metabolism will run slower causing you not burn any extra fat.
Think about this way-Your metabolism is a fireplace that’ll burn fat all day long for you if you operate it correctly. When you eat breakfast you are basically throwing a log onto that fireplace to get it started burning fat.
Eating breakfast will help stop those cravings you may have later on in the day and along with working out in the morning, eating breakfast will also keep you energized throughout the day and lower stress levels.
- Workout for at least 30 minutes after waking up in the morning
- Eat a healthy breakfast
- Burn fat & lose more weight during the day
Its a great article and worth sharing with all of you. I hope you like it. I did not write this article credit goes to http://www.nowloss.com/Weight_Loss_78.htm.