It’s no secret fuel is just as important as the exercise, especially when you’re working out in the morning. While you may think you are doing yourself a favor, saving a few extra calories by skipping breakfast or not eating hours before heading to the gym, you in fact are doing the opposite – slowing your progress! Lets take a look at what is actually going on in your body when you miss a meal – especially before a workout.
When we go an extended period of time (5 or so hours) without eating, our bodywonders “when the heck are you going to feed me again?!” Not having the answer to that question, our body switches energy sources; now holding onto the fat, instead of doing what we want it to –burn it!
Don’t let your hard work go to waste. Check out some easy fuel sources to help you have a more effective and fat burning workout instead of hitting the gym on an empty stomach!