Does working out in the evening burn more fat than it does in the morning? Does working out in the morning on empty stomach actually burn more fat? Is it healthy and good for you? Is it generally better to workout in the morning or does it not matter?
There’s a lot of controversial talk about this topic, so I’ve looked into a lot of research before I actually did this article, and this is what you should know:
What Should Be The Best Time To Exercise?
MORNING should be. Here’s why it should be and why it isn’t for everyone!
Right when you wake up, your levels of glycogen in your liver and in your muscles are very low. This means that your levels of stored carbs are generally very low. Carbs are your body first choice for energy usage. So when your body hasn’t so many carbs, goes to choice number 2, which is your fat.
That’s why a lot of people say that when you workout first thing in the morning on an empty stomach, your body will burn more fat. In theory, that is true! But you need to look at a few other things like your daily schedule, habits, working hours etc.
Are You A Morning People? I’m not.
Are you working out to change your body and lose weight or to feel good? If you want to change your physique, you need to have hard, good and intense workouts. And in order to have these workouts you need to have energy. And some of us are not morning people and don’t have enough energy in the morning.
So if you’re gonna wake up and think that you’re gonna burn more fat in the morning by working out, you may not. This is because you’re not a morning people and you may have some of the worst workouts ever and feel so not in the mood all the time.
I am not a morning person. If I do a workout, morning for me it might be 9-10 AM. For you, look at what your patterns are. When do you feel the most energetic? When do you feel the most motivated? That is the best time to exercise! And that is probably gonna be the best time for you to burn the most calories and the most fat, because you’re so into it.
You Can Try A Low Carb Diet
Your body burns a mixture of fats and carbs, so if you’re already on a low carb diet, then don’t even worry about the best time to exercise. Whenever you’re working out, it’s gonna dip into that fat a little bit more if you’re not eating that many carbs.
In conclusion, the best time to exercise for everyone is when your level of stored carbs is low. Usually, this time is in the morning when you wake up. But not everyone is a morning people, so this is not a rule. Best thing to do is to workout when you are the most energetic and motivated.
Please share this article with your friends that are working out in the morning just because someone told them to, not because that’s the time they feel energised and motivated. You might help them to get rid of their “morning torture” and to actually get the most of their workout.