To Burn More Fat, Exercise Before Breakfast

Updated: Oct 8, 2020



Morning exercise has many benefits: you’ll get your workout out of the way, you’ll feel energized throughout the day, and you may even burn more fat. A recent study by two British universities found that exercising before breakfast, while your body is still in a fasted state, can help maximize the health benefits you gain. The main points:

  • Before breakfast you have lower insulin levels, allowing your body to use up more fat from adipose tissue and muscles during your workout.

  • Exercising before breakfast may improve your insulin sensitivity, having the potential to reduce your risk for Type 2 diabetes.

  • Note that the fat-burning benefits will not lead to significant weight loss without monitoring your overall food intake.

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