Skipping Breakfast Before Your Workout Could Help You Burn Fat
by Lekan Oguntoyinbo
- Getting in a workout before you eat breakfast may affect your insulin levels and help you stay healthier.
- Improving insulin sensitivity may help decrease the likelihood of developing diabetes.
- A new study out of the United Kingdom focuses on how mealtimes can affect the results of a workout.
Exercising before breakfast can boost health benefits for people, including burning significantly more fat and helping them better control their blood sugar, according to a new study published this month in The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism by health scientists at two British universities.
In the course of the 6-week study, researchers from the universities of Bath and Birmingham studied dozens of men with overweight or obesity who were sedentary from the Bath region in England.
The study showed that those who worked out before breakfast burned twice the amount of fat than those who exercised after a morning meal.
The researchers found that those who exercised after fasting overnight had lower insulin levels during exercise.