One more rea­son to... EAT BE­FORE YOU EX­ER­CISE

The Sunday Telegraph (Sydney) - Body and Soul - - B + S -

‘Fasted car­dio’ might be trend­ing for its al­leged fat-blast­ing ben­e­fits, but if you re­ally want to rev up your me­tab­o­lism, sci­ence says you should tuck in be­fore work­ing out. A re­cent study by the Univer­sity of Bath in the UK found that peo­ple who ate por­ridge two hours be­fore a morn­ing sweat sesh had an in­creased rate of carb-burn­ing dur­ing and af­ter their work­out than those who fasted. Ap­par­ently, eat­ing be­fore ex­er­cise can en­cour­age your body to use the carbs stored in your mus­cles (which helps sta­bilise your blood sugar lev­els) and in­crease the rate at which you digest and metabolise food. Guess it’s time to put break­fast back on the menu!

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