Today’s topic: fasted cardio
The appeal is that it targets “stubborn” fat allowing you to lose weight “quick” (we all know that’s not possible, but you get what I’m saying.
I kind of do this already… but not properly. I go to the gym twice a day: morning: cardio, evening: weights. I’m hella lazy, and find that running then lifting things is just too much for my motivation and energy level, so I split it. I can do this because I also don’t have a life and going to the gym is seriously the only time I leave the house… might be a good place to insert this here.
But I always assumed that fasted cardio meant running on an empty stomach. After reading this, I learned that I was way off. The article explains this a lot better than I am going to, but basically cardio done when the body is not processing food (and therefore insulin levels are at a low) is considered “fasted cardio.”
So I’m going to implement this into my daily routine and see how much of a difference it makes.
If you still don’t quite get it from reading the article, here’s a good descriptive video from the health nerd: