Whenever I wanted to focus on fat loss, I’d add fasted walking to my workout arsenal. I enjoy fasted walking for fat loss because it’s not as strenuous as other fat loss exercises like sprinting or high intensity interval training. I originally learned about fasted walking on the YouTube page Strength Camp and have gotten great results from it.
The easiest way to implement fasted walking is by going for a walk first thing in the morning, before eating breakfast. You can still brush your teeth and handle other tasks. The key is walking with an empty stomach. The reason fasted walking is so efficient for fat loss is that your body only has fat to burn. Aerobic exercise like walking and jogging uses the carbs in your system as fuel. Once the carbs have been used up, your fat then gets used as fuel. In a fasted state, your body goes straight to burning fat since there’s no carbs to burn.
I wouldn’t recommend doing more intense forms of cardio on an empty stomach because it can leave you. I’ve even heard that doing more intense forms of cardio like jogging on an empty stomach can cause muscle loss. From my experience, I’ve been able to maintain muscle when adding fasted walking to my workout routine. I’ve also seen the usual benefits associated with regular walking like improved mood, mental clarity, and better blood flow.
All you have to do is go for a walk for 30 minutes to an hour to reap the benefits. If it means waking up earlier than you usually do, the fat loss and improved health are totally worth it.
What are your favorite fat loss methods?
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