If you're looking to lose weight, exercising in the morning is your best bet. For even better results, exercising as soon as you wake before breakfast will help you burn more fat because that’s the time your body's glucose levels are at their lowest — you see, your body burns glucose and fat when you exercise, so if you have low levels of glucose your body will burn more fat. So in short, it's a no to eating before your morning workout.
However — yep, there's always a however — Jordan admits it's all about finding your balance. "If you go for a morning run and find you're exhausted after only 2km because you're hungry, it's best to eat something small, even if your goal is to lose weight," says Jordan. If you skip breakfast and find you're exercising at only 40 percent you're not going to see results, so fuel your body right. Depending on your goal (are you looking to lose weight? Or are you exercising to get fitter?) your pre-workout fuel should be small and light. Kiah suggests snacking on a banana or a few berries: "Something carbohydrate-rich but not too heavy is best. You don't want too much protein or fat because that will slow down the metabolism and you’ll get cramps while exercising," says Kiah.
Prefer to exercise during the day? You'll want to make sure you're not exercising on a full belly. Coordinate your eating and exercise throughout the day, so you're eating two hours before any exercise.