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Calorie Burning
Calorie Burning
Making exercise a part of your daily way of life is a great way to improve your health. Post your questions or comments here.
Do you burn more calories if you exercise on an empty stomach or after eating a meal?

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Calorie Burning

posted at 7/12/2011 9:30 PM CDT
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Do you burn more calories if you exercise on an empty stomach or after eating a meal?

Re: Calorie Burning

posted at 7/14/2011 10:09 AM CDT
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In Response to Calorie Burning:
Do you burn more calories if you exercise on an empty stomach or after eating a meal?
Posted by dyegirl

It would seem like eating prior to a workout would be counterproductive to burning calories and reaching weight loss goals. However, I recommend having a pre-meal snack and/or small meal to ensure you have optimal energy to have a great workout. For those who do not eat prior to a workout, they tend to run low on energy quickly and will then either not exercise as long or as hard as they initially planned to.

So what do you eat?
Aim for a carbohydrate-rich snack or meal to top off your energy stores. Be sure to include a small amount of protein to help build and repair muscle. Getting that protein may help reduce post-workout muscle soreness. I also recommend a pre-exercise meal/snack that is low in fat and fiber to ensure quick and optimal digestion.

Make sure to eat with plenty of time before your workout to allow for food to digest and to prevent an upset stomach during the workout.

Here is a list of snack/meal ideas...

3-4 hours before exercise:
peanut butter & honey on toast + instant breakfast drink
fruit and yogurt smoothie + low-fat granola
oatmeal with brown sugar and almonds + skim milk + banana
low-fat cottage cheese + apple butter + crackers + fresh grapes
lean hamburger on bun with lettuce & tomato + side salad + yogurt-fruit parfait
turkey & Swiss sandwich + fruit cup + fat-free yogurt

30 - 60 minutes before exercise
sports drink or water
piece of fruit or jam sandwich
sports bar/granola bar

Experiment with foods and beverages to see what you tolerate best pre-workout, and remember to stay hydrated! Dehydration can be detrimental to your workouts.

I hope this answered your question well enough, let me know if you have additional questions.


Alexandra Economy, RD, LD
Winona Hy-Vee Dietitian

Re: Calorie Burning

posted at 10/17/2012 5:34 AM CDT
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  thanks for starting a nice thread here actually the same question wasin may mindb thanks it solve my issues related to calorie

Re: Calorie Burning

posted at 5/28/2013 6:00 AM CDT
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Early risers which excercise on an empty stomach before breakfast can burn up to 20 per cent more body fat,according to new research.Exercising on an empty stomach is thought to lead to an increase in the proteins the body uses to metabolize fat.However,at the same time if you have been fasted for long time so you should have some energy meal to bring up the energy level.

Re: Calorie Burning

posted at 8/12/2014 3:52 AM CDT
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Morning exercise is very good for loss weight. Some special exercises are there to burn the calories. Take a small quantity of food at regular intervals of times without fail. Mostly we preferred the leafy vegetables, fruits in a proper plan.

Pilates & Yoga Fitness

Re: Calorie Burning

posted at 9/2/2014 7:09 AM CDT
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No one should do exercise with empty stomach. Exercise with empty stomach can harm your health by many ways. Everyone should eat or take some fresh juices before doing workout or exercise. 

Re: Calorie Burning

posted at 9/30/2014 5:34 AM CDT
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I will also suggest morning exercise because at morning we do exercise with empty stomach that is good for fat burning. If we do running everyday then we can burn all extra calories quickly. Water is also good for this purpose.

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