Lose Weight By Getting Up Early

Weight loss can be a very tedious process. And for those of you who have been harbouring such agonising thoughts or even been through it, you will agree with me that it’s often a case of watching the figures on the weighing scale.

For most people, it is always when you start to lose that first kilogram that gets you excited as you know your efforts have paid off.

To lose weight is very realistic for almost everyone, and is achievable though some small changes in diet and incorporating more exercise. The vast majority of people, with their busy schedules, get little or no exercise, so even a small bit of regular exercise should be able to achieve noticeable results. If we don’t have time to exercise a great deal, though, we’re going to want to maximize the effectiveness of the exercise we do get, and a great way to do that is by exercising in the morning. 

There are three main reasons why you can more weight by exercising in the morning. Firstly, exercising first thing in the morning is much easier to build into your daily routine. One of the keys to losing weight by exercise is to do it regularly, which many people find difficult. Their most common excuse is almost always “it’s hard to find time”. Yet ask these same people and they actually have time to sit in front of the TV or idle their time away with gossip. As far as I’m concerned, I advise my clients to exercise in the morning so as to get it over and done with. Then you will be free for the rest of the day to do what you want to do!

Secondly, when you exercise in the morning, you’ll have very little distraction. In many ways, you are literally “making time” for the exercise by starting your day earlier. What’s getting up 30 minutes earlier each day if it makes you healthier in the long run? And trust me, you actually feel fresher and more alert throughout the day. How’s that for raising productivity? Two thumbs up!

Thirdly, exercising in the morning is more effective because you will be burning calories from fat already stored in your system. This principle is based, of course, on the premise that you don’t eat before you exercise. The way you’re going to lose weight is by burning fat, and when you exercise your body normally burns both fat and carbohydrates. Now it gets a little more complicated: your body’s main and preferred energy source is carbohydrates, so when you exercise you will (more or less) burn carbohydrates first, and then your body will dip into its fat reserves.

This is interesting but true. As carbohydrates come from your meals, when you exercise at a normal time of the day, your body will have plenty of carbohydrates to burn. So in order to lose weight fast, you have to burn fat instead. This can only be achieved by exercising in the morning on an empty stomach. Simply by making this switch, you’re burning energy at a time when your body’s carbohydrate levels are the lowest, and therefore more fat will be burned with the same amount of exercise. Research studies have suggested that over 250% more fat is burned when you exercise in this state.

Give it a try & update me on your weight loss journey. I’ll be more than happy to hear from you!