Does Fasting Help Burn Fat?
There is a circulating theory that exercising in a fasted state (empty stomach) will cause the body to burn more fat than in a fed state (eating at least 3 hours before exercise). This theory is very attractive to people wanting to lose weight, burn fat, and tone up. However, multiple studies show this approach to be counterproductive to losing fat and building muscle. In fact, most studies do not a find a difference in fat loss