Try some FASTED cardio. I know you are probably scratching your head thinking “Did he mean faster cardio?” No, FASTED cardio!
The basic idea behind fasted cardio is that your body will be more likely to use its own fat stores for fuel instead of the food you just ate.
Fasted Cardio Helps Mobilize Fat …First thing in the morning, after you’ve been fasting all night, your body’s natural hormones have the perfect profile for fat loss. After a good night’s sleep, you’ve got the following working for you:
- Low Insulin Levels – After not eating for the last 8+ hours, your insulin levels are very low. This is good because fat cannot be mobilized in the presence of high insulin levels. With low insulin levels, your body is better able to release and transport fat to be oxidized.
- Low Blood Sugar – Some people might think this is a bad thing, and it can be – if it ends up impairing your cardio performance. However, if it doesn’t, low blood sugar forces your body to draw on fat reserves because there is not enough glucose to power your workout.
So now that you have a basic tutorial of what and how fasted cardio works its time to make a plan. Walk or do a light run in the morning before eating breakfast. Do no more than 30 mins at least four to five times a week and then eat a healthy breakfast when you’re done. You will feel more energized and more importantly look stunning in that dress!!