CARDIO ON EMPTY STOMACH - YES OR NO?
Let's break this myth!
Suppose you're doing a long, intense cardio workout on an empty stomach. In that case, it may lead to low blood sugar levels, which could be dangerous and present in symptoms like headaches, dizziness, shakiness, and fatigue. In addition, you may not want to rely on fast cardio if you're trying to build or maintain muscle.
IS CARDIO ON A EMPTY STOMACH GOOD FOR FAT LOSS?
In general, the short answer is NO because an empty stomach means lower intensity and lower intensity does not maximize your fat-burning potential. You perform less work and can't work as hard simply because you don't have enough fuel in the tank.
Be well-fueled going into a workout.
Studies suggest that eating or drinking carbohydrates before exercise can improve workout performance. If you don't eat, you might feel sluggish or lightheaded when you exercise.
Exercising in a fasted state may burn some quick body fat, but it's not the best option for your body in the long run.
Eat a small snack or meal before and after your workout to ensure that you're properly fueled to perform your best in the gym and recover quickly when you get home.