Friday, June 8, 2007
FUEL FOR FAT LOSS
Make sure you get the most out of your morning run. British scientists recently found that people who down a carbohydrate-rich, highfiber breakfast before working out burn twice as much fat while running as they do after a similar meal without the roughage. Why? Eating low-fiber, refined carbohydrates significantly raises the amount of insulin in your body, which limits your ability to use fat for fuel, says study author Emma Stevenson, Ph.D. Specifically, the study participants burned the most fat when they’d eaten about half a cup of muesli cereal with 1½ cups of milk and ½ cup of plain low-fat yogurt; they burned the least when they’d had cornflakes with milk and white toast with jam.