12 Laws of Fat-Burning Training Rule 9
When you exercise, the body releases a fat-liberating messenger called epinephrine, which attaches itself to fat cells and allows fat to be burned as fuel. And, you guessed it, carbohydrates come into play here. Refined carbs consumed before training suppress this process and hinder the rise in epinephrine compared to eating the same amount of slower-digesting carbs.
Refined carbs also boost insulin (the hormone responsible for fat retention) levels, further hampering fat-burning during the workout. Bottom line, avoid refined carbs altogether before training.
Do This: Fifteen to 30 minutes (or less) before training, consume 20 grams of protein powder in a whey shake or other protein powder source and 30-40 grams of carbohydrates to help you train hard all the way through your workout. Stick with slow-digesting carbs here, such as oat bran, oatmeal, rye or whole-wheat bread, fruit or sweet potatoes. On non-workout days, eat that meal as a snack and drop your post-workout feeding.
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