I’m confused about whether I should eat before exercising or not. Will working out ‘fasted’ in the morning help me lose fat?
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When it comes to fat loss, studies show that whether you eat before a morning workout or not is irrelevant — what matters is staying in a calorie deficit overall.
Having some food before exercise might give you more energy to work harder and thus expend more energy.
Ultimately it’s personal preference — there’s no one best routine for everyone, and training “fasted” doesn’t speed up fat loss.
If you decide to eat before working out, registered dietitian Shana Spence recommends you aim to eat some protein and carbs, and give yourself time to digest.
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I’m trying to lose fat and like working out in the morning, but am confused