It’s really easy to get sucked into a well-marketed fad diet or marry the fat loss ideas that you read about in magazines and watch on television. The problem is more than half of what you see on television or read about in magazines isn’t scientifically correct.
Almost everything on TV and in magazines is marketed with you in mind. This means marketers know you want quick results. They know you’re looking for the next cool diet, and they know you will buy things if they simply say “studies show” somewhere in their product description.
The problem is that not all studies are equal. Their info has been twisted, manipulated, and thrown completely out of context. The media has created a lot of myths to market products. So many myths are out there that most of the world has no idea how simple weight loss is. There is so much BS out there that’s it’s important to know what’s valid and what’s manipulated. I am glad you’re here, let’s debunk these glorified lies!
1. Fasted Cardio Burns More Fat
It doesn’t matter what time you do cardio. Morning, midday, evening, night, burning calories is burning calories. Don’t stress out about what time you do your cardio, just do it. At the end of the day burning 400 calories on the treadmill is burning 400 calories on the treadmill. Your body doesn’t care what time you burn these calories.
Theoretically, it does make sense: no food in your stomach, that way you can burn fat stores instead of carbs. Well, there are two problems with this theory; first of all, if that were the case, you would also burn some muscle, not good. The other problem is that weight loss is about your total macro energy expenditure VS total energy consumed in calories. At the end of the day, you are expending more calories than if you had been sedentary, by doing cardio.
The timing of your cardio is completely irrelevant when it comes to basic fat loss. Fit your cardio in when it works for you. Don’t stress the timing, just get it done.