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7/27/12 10:09 A

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I feel like whatever works for you, go for it. It's not uncommon for people to work out on an empty stomach. However, for ME, it's a no go. I must have something in my stomach when working out first thing in the morning, even if it's just a piece of dry toast with a little bit of peanut butter. Otherwise I get bad headaches and crazy dizziness. But for those who do work out on an empty stomach, I don't think it's necessarily a "bad" thing.

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7/25/12 7:20 P

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Hi ladies! I need your opinion. How many of you prefer to work out on an empty stomach? My goal is to lose 60 lbs by doing it the old fashion way - diet and exercise, no pills. I get up every morning at 5 AM w/o eating breakfast and walk on the treadmill for 30-35 mins 5 days a week and strength training twice a week. After working out, I may eat a bowl of cereal if I have time before I leave for work or eat a cereal bar if I don't have the time. Honestly, I 'm really not a breakfast eater so it really doesn't bother me if I don't get a chance to eat something or not, but I often try to put something in my system especially after working out. I understand that many fitness experts have been debating about this very subject for a very long time. Some experts recommend for people to not work out on an empty stomach b/c it will cause to lose muscle which is something that I don't want to do whereas others say that it will cause to burn fat a lot faster. I'm going into my 3rd week, doing the above morning routine which have caused me to already loose 6 lbs. I figure if it is not making me sick nor causing me to pass out by working out an empty stomach it should be ok to continue what I've been doing. Do you agree with me or do you think this could be quite dangerous for me in the long run? Your feedback will be greatly appreciated. Thanks!

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