Like the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism, the universities of Bath and Birmingham have found that by changing the time you eat and exercise, one can better control blood sugar levels.
"We found that men in the pre-breakfast study burned twice as much fat as the group they did after," said study author Javier Gonzalez of Bath University.
"Our results suggest that changing your eating time in this regard when you exercise can lead to profound and positive changes in your overall health," Gonzalez said.
The study was performed on 30 men and lasted for a month and a half. Men were classified as obese or overweight and compared the results of two intervention groups (who had breakfast before / after exercise) and a control group (who did not make lifestyle changes) found that people who did exercise before breakfast burned. twice as much fat as the post-breakfast group.
The study found that increased fat use was mainly due to lower levels of insulin during exercise when people were fasting overnight, meaning that they could use more fat than their fat and fat in your muscles as fuel.
Although it does not show significant weight loss, it has a very positive effect on their health, since their bodies are more able to respond to insulin, keeping blood sugar levels under control and potentially reducing the risk of diabetes and cardiac diseases.
Studies have also sought to focus on the effects on muscle fat in individuals who have either exercised before or after eating, and the effect this has on the insulin response to nutrition.
In a study lasting a month and a half, the research team found that the muscles in the pre-breakfast group were more responsive to the insulin than the post-breakfast group, despite identical training sessions and combined food intake.
The muscles of those who exercise before breakfast also show a greater increase in key proteins, especially those involved in the transport of glucose from the bloodstream to the muscles.
For the insulin response to eating after a six-week study, it is remarkable that the group that exercised after breakfast is not actually better than the control group, said the study.