Movement In The Morning
First thing in the morning is a great time to exercise and start your day off in a positive direction and burn the most body fat. The hormone, cortisol, is naturally higher in the morning so it is beneficial to work out in the morning so the cortisol levels can gradually fall throughout the day.
Working out in a fasted state helps burn more fat which is a great benefit when you are trying to lose weight. (1) Nutritional Consultant, Maria Emmerich, says you burn 300 percent more body fat in the morning on an empty stomach than at any other time in the day because your body does not have any glycogen or stored carbohydrates/sugar in the liver to burn. When this happens, your body must go directly into the fat stores to get the energy necessary to complete the activity.
How great is that information?! A good motivation to get up every morning a little earlier than usual and knock out your exercise for the day. That was a motivation for me when I learned that you burn 300 percent more body fat in a fasted state. I am not exercising more; I am being more efficient in burning fat by exercising early in the morning. Make a goal that today you will go for a walk, take a Barre class, do some strength training or any other exercise you choose first thing in the morning.
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Resources: (1) Keto By Maria Emmerich and Craig Emmerich, page 93
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