• Exercising with food in the stomach will interfere with digestion, it is best to exercise before a meal. There is probably little relationship between fat burned and the amount of food in the stomach. However, exercising with food in the stomach is uncomfortable, and might cause you to work less in your work out, thereby causing less calories to be burned.
  • Let's see. If you eat too much before exercising, you might get stomach cramps and gas. But if you don't eat enough, you may fall out due to lack of energy and you won't optimize your fat burning. SUGGESTION: Eat a healthy meal first. Then give yourself enough time before excercising. You need energy to burn energy.
  • It would actually be harder for you to burn more fat with not the proper nutrition in your system, because you body will store all the fat and use it to feed itself.
  • No. Your body needs fuel for the exercise, which you get from food intake. If you exercise on an empty stomach, your body goes directly to your muscle for fuel, rather than fat. Eating before exercising also boosts your metabolism, which will indeed help you lose fat. Eating about an hour before exercise is ideal, while consuming complex carbs, such as those found in fruits (especially apples) and whole grain pasta/bread.
  • Absolutely....... your body will call on reserves as long as you are not starving yourself. In the morning after a good nights sleep is the best - you'll be burning HEAPS - good luck
  • exercise should be done 1 hour after a light meal,digestion requires more blood supplies to be concentrated on the digestive system and exercise requires the blood supply for the muscles.
  • My Doctor, Steven Flannagan, suggests a big meal of chicken tenders before working out. The simple enzymes in the batter help kick-start your bodies metabolism for optimal fat burning. Dipping the chicken tendres in a spicy BBQ sauce will help give your body just the right amount of sugars for burning also. He strongly suggests drinking a quart of milk an hour before heavy exercise. The molecular make-up of milk reacts well with blood cells to provide more oxygen to the body. Good luck!
    • Linda Joy
      The rehabilitation specialist in New York? I highly doubt he'd give such irresponsible advice. No medical professional I have ever read has suggested a large meal of any sort before exercise and milk makes phlegm thicker. Neither are a good idea.
  • Yes, exercising on an empty stomach allows for maximal fat burning, but it also causes maximal muscle loss.
  • Well, if you have no immediate fuel in your fuel tank(stomach and digestive system) then your body is designed to go for the back-up stored fuel locked up in your fat cells. So in theory yes you could lose weight quicker by regularly exercising on a empty stomach.
  • No. According to WebMD: "Your body doesn't want to use its fat reserves," says fitness expert Jenn Zerling, MS, CPT, author of Breaking the Chains of Obesity: 107 Tools. It wants to use what's readily accessible. Your body can actually start breaking down sugars from the muscle tissue, and then your liver starts producing sugar. That whole misnomer of, 'We burn fat as the next-best resource'? It's not true. Instead of building muscle during your workout, you could actually be sacrificing muscle in order to fuel it." "
  • nnaybe
  • Actually yes. According to a research published in the British journal of nutrition, you'll burn up to 20% more fat when you exercise on an empty stomach. It has to do with carbs, mostly, but even better if you restrict all caloric intake in the morning before your workout. Here is a list of exercises you can do so your body burns more calories in the morning. They are bodyweight, jump moves, that don't require a lot fo stamina or endurance. However, do note that exercising in the morning is not necessarily better. And this has to do with body temperature. Being lower during the beginning of the day, your muscles are stiff and more prone to injury and different types of strains. So be careful!
  • Yes... its working out for me...
  • its possible
  • Empty stomach is the best for exercise for many reasons. You can exercise well with empty stomach and it is more comfortable. Empty stomach is best for burning calories and getting more contoured body. Exercise not only help in making you fit but also effect your skin. Skin will look more fresh and rejuvenated.
  • Morning is the best time to do exercise off course with an empty stomach
  • I'm finding there is a benefit to being overweight. This winter I am 22 lbs heavier than last year. I don't feel nearly as cold when I go outside. It was 30 degrees today and it was bearable. I'm beginning to see why so many people are overweight in this state. I am not exercising at this time because I don't want to go to the bacteria laden gym. I became turned off at a place year before last when I noticed how disgusting it was when people left their sweat on the machines. How gross it was when stuff was floating in the pool water because people were allowed to wear their street chothing in the pool and not shower first. Just thinking about it gives me the heebie jeebies.

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