#54 Morning Fat Burning Workout


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5 Benefits of working out first thing in the morning:

  1. It starts your day off with a quick win. It feels good to accomplish something energizing that continues into the rest of your day.
  2. If you have a stressful day, you don’t feel pressured to try getting a workout after a tiring workday
  3. You jumpstart your metabolism as your body burns more calories throughout the day.
  4. When working out on an empty stomach, there’s no issue of getting a side stitch or having digestion issues.
  5. Your body is forced to burn on board fat reserves for fuel since there isn’t as much glucose available for fuel. This is a nice bonus for those interested in weight loss.

Suggested protocol:

  • Upon waking, drink a 12 oz glass of water to rehydrate. Some may also want a cup of coffee or tea while their body wakes up.
  • Begin your workout 20-30 minutes after drinking the water & coffee/tea which gives it time to empty your stomach.
  • Upon finishing the workout, wait about 30 minutes before eating breakfast. This allows the body to continue burning more calories as you cool down. You could call this an “afterburn”

**Note: If performance is your priority over weight loss, it’s wise to take in some easily digested carb to fuel your muscles for performance. Think of a banana and toast with peanut butter & honey. Give your body 60-90 minutes to digest this so it’s available for fuel.

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