Supercharge your metabolism at the right time
Years ago, when I struggled to lose weight, I blamed my slow metabolism.
I didn’t know how to trigger my metabolism to provide the optimal fat-burning environment.
Naturally, I saw thin people who ate a lot of food.
Why would they be able to eat so much and not gain weight?
Maybe I wasn’t as blessed in the genetics department.
I’m not saying that genetics has little to do with our body shape and metabolism. On the contrary, it plays an important part.
But another essential thing is nutrition.
Manipulating nutritional choices is one of the key ways to trigger a metabolism spike, burn stored fat and get yourself leaner.
Maybe you intend to maintain that weight loss.
Perhaps it’s to get the best results from exercising too. But, whatever your goal is, there is plenty we can do to flourish that sluggish metabolism.
at the University’s department of health located in Birmingham wanted to study the effects of eating breakfast versus fasting overnight before an hour’s cycle.
Within the test settings, 12 healthy males ate breakfast and three hours of rest. In addition, volunteers ate a breakfast of porridge made with milk two hours before exercise.
Researchers assessed the blood glucose and muscle glycogen levels during the rest period (or post-exercise).
The findings surprised researchers.
Your food intake
Eating breakfast before exercise increases carbohydrate burning and the body’s digestion and metabolised food eaten after exercise too! Another discovery uncovered that the carbs burnt during exercise didn’t only derive from the breakfast itself; instead, it was triggered from the stored capacity within muscles as glycogen. This increased rate of muscle glycogen may explain why there was a more rapid clearance of blood sugar after lunch. Eating breakfast seemed to make a difference. At least a single bout of exercise and eating breakfast before your training session may help prime our bodies for rapid nutrition storage when we eat meals after exercise.
When you look at it from this angle, it does make sense.
This study only gave us a trim level of information based on short-term responses to breakfast and exercise.
It would be very beneficial if researchers conducted long-term studies on whether eating breakfast before or after exercise regularly would benefit our health.
It might also help females uncover if this method would work well for us too!
As for those who are overweight and obese, this research may be a vital indicator of the best nutrition before exercise and the health outcomes that result from these choices.
I found this research fascinating, as I am not adept at eating before exercise.
I don’t always feel the best after food and prefer to exercise on an empty stomach.
If you train a lot later in the mornings, why not try eating 3 hours before exercise and see if it does help your weight loss and training efforts?
Perhaps this isn’t realistic for those with a 9–5 job. Still, it might be an excellent alternative for anyone seeking to build muscle or lose body fat who practises flexibility.
Have you tried this method, and what has it done for your body shape and training efforts?
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