Working Out on an Empty Stomach

If you work out during the day or evening, you’ve probably eaten something throughout the day.  However, if you are an early morning exerciser,it may be more difficult to eat something.  I often work out at 5:30 am and I can tell you getting up even earlier to eat a healthy breakfast doesn’t happen.

Fact is, your body needs fuel to function at an optimal level.  Eating, in the morning before your workout, replinishes liver glycogen, stabilizes blood sugar so you can perform at a higher level and burn more calories.  After all, that is the goal.  Right?

Meal ideas for early morning workouts:  greek yogurt, banana or apple with peanut butter, cheese stick, boiled egg or a fruit/protein smoothie.

 

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