It’s common to think that doing intense cardio exercise on an empty stomach will lead to better fat loss results. However, this is not the case.

A recent study has shown that exercising in a fasted state actually blunts fat oxidation, and more so in women than men. So, if you want to maximise the fat burning potential of your next session, you need to eat beforehand. However, deciding what to eat is the key.

Protein is king when it comes to improving the fat burning and metabolism boosting results you obtain from your exercise.

But eating foods like chicken, eggs or beef before a session is unrealistic as these are digested slowly and will most likely cause you to feel very ill and full while you are exercising.

So, 10-15 minutes before your session starts, have a drink containing 20-30 grams of whey protein powder and water.

This will be absorbed very quickly (meaning you won’t feel sick while you train) and it will also improve your body’s fat burning ability during, and after, your session.

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