Back in the old days, people thought they should exercise on an empty stomach in order to burn more fat, but in fact, the opposite has turned out to be true. Your body needs some glucose (blood sugar) for fuel in addition to what it can use from fat stores when you’…re working out. Otherwise, your body will eat the muscles glycogen, or stored glucose.
Low blood sugar will also make you feel tired (maybe even nauseas) during your workout. I suggest eating something 45 minutes to an hour before you workout – you’ll have more energy and endurance to work harder and burn more calories.
After exercising, during a period known as the golden hour (45 to 60 minutes after a workout), muscles absorb the most nutrients and glycogen is replaced more efficiently. You don’t have to have a huge meal- just something that contains both protein and carbs.
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