Ok… get this… the time you work out has a HUGE impact on how fast you’ll lose weight and burn off body-fat.
And I’m going to share the 3 best times to work out so you can pick the one that fits your schedule the best… and causes you to lose weight (and body-fat) as quickly as possible.
There are 3 “best times” to work out if you want to lose weight and burn body-fat.
Now, none of these are talked about.
It took me about 10 years of working in the field to figure these things out…
Here’s what happened:
I was working with a client name Corey. She was a typical mom in her late 40s. She had three kids, and was STRUGGLING to even lose 5 pounds.
And when her and I started working together, our progress was slow initially.
The first step was to teach her about the Food Quadrant™.
We worked on what to eat, how much to eat, how to combine specific foods, and when to eat specific foods during the day.
This helped tremendously.
Just by tweaking her nutrition, she lost 6 pounds in the first month!
But the she plateaued.
When we started looking at what was going on… I discovered why she had stopped losing weight…
Her exercise timing was all wrong.
First of all, she was doing cardio BEFORE weights… and this is backwards. You need to do cardio AFTER weights (if you’re going to do them together).
Second, she was doing her cardio right after eating – which was preventing her body from losing body fat.
And finally, she was doing her weights in the mornings… and her cardio in the afternoons. Again, this is backwards.
I quickly flipped her workouts around…
And just by making this simple change, Corey started losing 1.5 pounds per week – every single week!
Here are the changes I made (and what you should do):
- The best way to do your workouts is to do 2 short workouts per day.
30-45 minutes of cardio in the morning – on an empty stomach
30 minutes of weights in the afternoon or evening (after eating)
*Although this is best, not many people have a schedule that allows for this… in which case you’ll do #2 (below)
- The 2nd best way to do your workouts is either of these two schedules:
Schedule A.) 1st thing in the morning, you do 30-45 min of cardio on an empty stomach. Then eat a specific protein bar (that I recommend). And then do 30 minutes of weights.
Schedule B.) Any other time during the day, you do 30 minutes of weights. Then 30-45 minutes of cardio immediately after.
- This 3rd way is for when you have NO TIME and you need to just do something. In this case you should do your weight-training for however long you have. If that’s 10 minutes, then do 10 minutes worth of weight training. If it’s 20 minutes, then do that.
Weights are going to help you burn off body-fat faster than cardio will.
Anyway, Corey was able to do option #1. She did 30-45 minutes of cardio on an empty stomach 3-4 days a week. And then she did 30 minutes of weights in the early afternoon – before she picked her kids up from school.
And it worked!
She ended up losing a total of 21 pounds in 12 weeks. And she had 3 schedule options depending on what was going on in her life.
Corey was set up for success… and she had a true maintenance plan she could follow.
The key here is to figure out what your lifestyle will permit, and then build your exercise schedule into it in a way that’s sustainable and enjoyable.
You don’t want to try to twist your life around to fit into a workout schedule… because you won’t be able to sustain that for very long.
The most important thing is to do something. Take action, and get some type of workout in – even if it’s only for 10 minutes.
If you want to figure this out for you and your lifestyle, then book a free strategy call with me, and we’ll go over the exact formula that will be best for you.