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💪 Best Time To Exercise For Losing Fat & Shrinking Your Belly
Today I’m going to reveal the best time to exercise if your goal it to lose weight, especially that stubborn belly fat.
And yes, this works for BOTH men and women, at any age.
I did a video recently about the best time to exercise for gaining muscle and if you’re interested in that video, I’ll give you the link to that at end of this video.
Now, gaining muscle is a very different metabolic goal, than losing fat. In fact, they are on opposing sides.
Except for the small minority who have exceptional genetics and/or are taking steroids and other “metabolic enhancing drugs”, you can’t do BOTH at the same time - unless you JUST started exercising.
So, let’s get started.
#1 - After You Eat
Here’s a very simple trick for losing fat - take a 10-15 min brisk walk, after you eat a meal. So, this would be preferably 3x daily - breakfast, lunch and dinner.
You can take a walk outside and just walk 5-7 min one direction and then turn around and walk back. That’s it.
I’m not asking you to walk 20-30 minutes. In fact, that’s too much.
Just 10-15 minutes and thus, about 30-45 minutes in total, daily.
Personally, I love this because after 10-15 minutes, I’m just bored anyway.
Now, the benefits are that:
At the end of the day, you’ve walked 30-45 minutes and thus, 15-20 HOURS a month. And it can be done anywhere, anytime and it’s free. So, NO excuses. That’s a lot of extra calories burned.
It improves digestion, which means the nutrients are going to be utilized for energy, rather than fat storage.1
It lowers cortisol levels, the stress hormone. This means less belly fat, higher testosterone, growth and thyroid hormones -- all burning more fat.
Lowers blood sugar levels by upto 50-60%. And high blood sugar stores the food into the fat cells.3,4
It also helps lower blood pressure - which may not do much for burning fat, but it is good for your heart.2
#2 - First Thing In The Morning
The next best time to exercise is first thing in the morning, on an empty stomach - in a fastest state. Mind you, not with weights - but again, cardio. And, I would limit it to fast pace walking.
In the morning, you have very little glycogen in your muscles and liver. By doing cardio - more specifically, fast walking - you’ll burn much more fat, since you have very little carbs in your body.
However, if you lifted weights on an empty stomach, you will burn some fat - but you’ll burn more muscle. This is because lifting weights requires glycogen (carbs) and amino acids (muscles). IF you have no carbs in your system, your body will now burn muscle.
This is why you always want some food in your body, before a weight-lifting session, which is what I explained in detail in my previous video.
So do your cardio, fast-pace walking, first thing in the morning, on an empty stomach.
And if you take a fat burning supplement, which increases your metabolism - such as Lean Optimizer, you’ll easily burn 2-3x more fat and have more energy as well.
But, I’ll tell you more about this in a minute.
#3 - After A Weight Training Session
Finally, the 3rd best time to do your cardio session is AFTER your weight-lifting session. Ironically, MOST people do it the opposite.
They’ll do cardio for 30 minutes and THEN lift weights for 30 minutes. This is totally wrong.
You’ll burn less fat and actually lose more muscle.
By lifting weights first, you’ll use up all of your glycogen (carbs) in your muscles and liver. Now, all that’s left is “protein” and “fat”. By doing cardio, such as a brisk walk, you’ll go right into FAT BURNING mode.
BUT, if you were to do strenuous cardio, such as running - you’ll burn fat, but you’ll ALSO burn more muscle because there is no more carbs to burn. You used it all up in your weight lifting session.
So now, the running will burn fat AND muscle - this is NOT what you want.
Do a 5 minute warm up in the bike or something, lift weights for 30-40 minutes and then finish off with a brisk 20 min walk after your weight-lifting workout.
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