A study by the University of Bath and the University of Birmingham, in the United Kingdom, revealed that exercise before breakfast it can burn twice as much fat as afterwards.
The research, published in the ‘Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism’, was conducted over six weeks in which 30 men were analyzed. The subjects were divided into two groups.
Scientists found that people who exercised before breakfast they burned more fat because they had lower levels of insulin. This causes them to use more fat as “fuel” for their body.
“Our results suggest that changing the timing of eating when exercising can lead to profound and positive changes in your overall health. We found that the men in the study who exercised before breakfast burned twice as much fat as the group who exercised after“the researchers explained.
The experts clarified that this did not have a direct effect on weight loss but did on improvements in their physical health.
In this sense, they found that the group that exercised before breakfast had a better response to insulin, which made them keep blood sugar levels under control. In turn, his muscles had higher increase in key proteins.
“This work suggests that exercising on an empty stomach can increase the health benefits of exercise for people, without changing the intensity, duration, or perception of your effort.. Now we need to explore the long-term effects of this type of exercise and whether women benefit in the same way as men, “they explained.
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