Myth 2: Skipping meals before workout session
Fact: Exercising requires a lot of energy
Do not skip meals before your exercise. Researchers carried out a study that those athletes who do sports on an empty stomach burn a little bit more calories than those who eat before they exercise. However, they also revealed that the above mentioned sportsmen could not maintain the right intensity and their session lasted half an hour less than the session of those who had had something to eat beforehand. The conclusions are: you exercise less and your workout is shorter hence in general you burn less fat and calories because you do not have enough strength to exercise. Always remember to have a small meal before you go to the gym. Eat a handful of seeds or nuts, a bit of yogurt or some fruit.