MOMMY24EDGA: If one wanted to be his/her own lab experiment while he/she lost, say, 8 pounds, this could be tried. Ok, this is hypothetical.
A gal weights 158, but wants to get to 150. She has, using the calculators, determined that at maintenance she is consuming 2000 calories. But she decides to cut it to 1500 in order to lose 1 pound a week (7 * 500 = 3500 = 1 pound).
This is what she does: she exercises worth a 500-calorie burn each morning before eating any meals for the day. Then the rest of the day she consumes 1500 calories.
She records accurately for 2 months, making sure that the bottom line averages out to 1500 calories a day. Theoretically, she should lose 8 pounds in 2 months, doing morning exercising, even before eating anything.
Well, the trouble with this hypothetical example is that weigh loss and the body's adjusting to weight loss are much more complex than that. However, I do believe that morning exercise can help a person lose weight, because one is, as NOBLEEQUESTRIAN pointed out, burning stored fat.
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