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Breakfast Pre Workout – What’s the Truth?

You’ve heard, “Eat your Breakfast.” Should you eat breakfast? What if you want to lose weight? How does breakfast affect fat burning at the gym?

Breakfast Pre Workout
Breakfast Pre Workout

The prevalence of fitness myths is a fascinating aspect of the fitness sector. Incomplete knowledge of the human body and metabolism leads to some logical, but absurd, conclusions. So, should one eat before morning workouts?

Exercising first thing in the morning on an empty stomach maximizes fat burning.Myth

We’ll start by examining the reasoning behind this strategy. Dinner or a late-night snack maybe eight to twelve hours apart. No food or energy is being consumed during this time period. Awakening in a “fasting metabolic state” A lot of energy is being saved by slowing down the metabolism and using body fat as a major source of energy because there is not enough muscle or liver glycogen.

Eating starts your metabolism, breaking your fast (hence the word used to describe the morning meal, “break-fast”). Because glycogen, a preferred fuel source for muscles, is low, the body will use fat reserves more. So far, the tale makes sense.


This fallacy is commonly used to make a faulty argument on the subject of this essay. Let’s look at the first:

Low Intensity Exercise

Low-intensity exercise burns fatter than high-Yes, this is correct in terms of calorie burn. It’s just not enough. At rest, you burn the fattest calories. As you speed up, CHO (carbohydrate) becomes more important. So, does walking burn more fat than sprinting upstairs for the same amount of time? Not at all. While the proportion of fat utilized is lower at greater intensities, the total calories and daily fat burn are higher. High-intensity exercise increases calorie and fat-burning for hours after the workout. Post-exercise oxygen consumption (EPOC).

Evening food will turn into fat. If that were the case, then eating nothing but an apple before bed would result in weight gain. No enzyme in the body drives calories ingested after 7 p.m. to be stored as fat. You might wake up at 1 a.m., have a meal, then return to bed, and still lose weight. You will lose weight if you maintain a calorie deficit.

Calorie Burn with Exercise

Let’s get back to the original issue of increasing calorie burn with exercise. The high-intensity cardiovascular activity contributes the most to calorie burn. High-intensity aerobic exercise burns twice as many calories (and fat) as low-intensity cardio. You also get EPOC (the increased calorie burning after intense exercise).

They claim that “fat burns in a carbohydrate flame.” In other words, the body needs glucose (from carbs) to start fat burning. Insufficient glucose availability limits exercise intensity (and hence calorie burn). An endurance athlete “hits the wall,” as an example. Their performance gets weaker or stops because they don’t have enough glucose to keep fat burning going.


So, here it is: not eating before training or exercising reduces your body’s capacity to burn fat. And not only because your activity was less effective without enough energy, but because you burned fewer calories all day. Why do sportsmen eat a large dinner and a pre-workout snack? So their energy systems are full and they can workout hard. They will burn more calories all day (during the session and recuperation) than a less enthusiastic exerciser. Imagine how much more energy you will have while you work out or exercise!

Your daily calorie deficit determines weight loss.

No matter how long you exercise, it doesn’t burn much fat. Exercise’s contribution to total daily energy expenditure (TDEE), including intensity, influences fat reduction. In other words, exercise merely increases your daily calorie demands, so as long as you don’t overeat to make up for it, you’ll lose fat.

The body can perform better, recover faster, and burn more calories if it breaks a fast before the gym. The more intense your exercise (which you can now do owing to your pre-workout food), the more fat calories you will burn throughout the day to make up for your energy shortfall. The energy or calorie deficit impacts how much weight or fat you shed.

Don’t increase calories, just time them well.

We’re not proposing you eat more calories. Simply modify your calorie distribution throughout the day. Having a consistent stream of nourishment (improving recuperation and energy) and regulating hunger are all advantages of appropriately spacing meals. The earlier you have your first meal of the day, the better.

Neal Spruce is the founder and chairman of the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM). Neal is a fitness expert, author, researcher, bodybuilding champion, personal trainer, and speaker.


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