You shouldn’t work out on an empty stom­ach

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Mar­i­ana Almeida

Man­ager, Vi­vafit Abu Dhabi

vi­vafit.ae Train­ing on an empty stom­ach, or af­ter a light meal, means that your body is not pre­oc­cu­pied with di­gest­ing huge amounts of food, but in­stead can de­liver large amounts of oxy­gen to your mus­cles and po­ten­tially burn more fat. While re­duced glyco­gen stores may help your body to pri­ori­tise or burn more fat, if they are com­pletely de­pleted, this can po­ten­tially be bad for your body and may even use muscle for en­ergy. This is some­thing we do not want, as muscle is what gives you def­i­ni­tion, shape and tone. Usu­ally by this stage, you’re also not feel­ing that great ei­ther. So my ad­vice is to eat fre­quent meals and have a light meal be­fore work­ing out and, most im­por­tant, lis­ten to your body.

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