#1 Tip for Maximum Fat Burning
by T.J. Hoban
In a recent blog post I dared people not to eat after 7pm. The response was impressive as many of you accepted the challenge. Kudos to you. So how does not eating late help with fat loss? Obviously, if you’re not up late eating cereal with your hands, you’re not adding to your daily calorie intake. But there’s another, more scientific reason.
Throughout the day, your body burns the calories you’ve consumed for energy, and whatever hasn’t burned gets temporarily stored in the liver as glycogen. While sleeping, that glycogen is converted into glucose and released into your bloodstream to keep your blood-sugar levels stable while you snooze. Once glycogen is depleted, your liver starts incinerating fat cells for energy. That’s right! You actually burn fat in your sleep by fasting several hours before bed. For maximum fat loss, allow 12 hours between your last meal and first meal of the next day.
And my #1 Tip for Maximum Fat Burning, body changing results is… Workout out first thing in the morning on an empty stomach after a 12 hour fast (Water or black coffee OK). Your bodies fat burning furnace is kicked into high gear converting those unwanted love handles into readily available energy. Sexy summertime is coming.
IMPORTANT NOTE: If you try this method I highly recommend recommend supplementing with high quality BCAA’s (branch chain amino acids) and glutamine to prevent muscle catabolism or breakdown.
Eat, Train, Love,