Now that the weather is getting nicer, surveys reveal 80% of us are planning to spend more time than ever outdoors. And getting out before it gets too hot is a smart move for weight loss. Research published in the British Journal of Nutrition reveals that going for a walk in the morning before breakfast helps burn 20% more belly fat than walking after the morning meal. That’s because the body burns up energy stored in muscle cells overnight, so when you move before a meal, the body has to switch to burning stored fat for fuel.
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Walking in the morning before I commute to work helps keep me alert. Good to know it is helping to keep my weight down too.
I will start doing this in the morning. I just need to get up a little earlier.
Especially in the Summer, this is the only time when it is cool enough to walk. I’m so glad it is helpful for losing my belly fat too.