I usually don’t butt into other people’s conversations with whom I am not acquainted, especially when it comes to training. Mainly because disagreeing with their “broscience” causes battle lines to be drawn and the outcome is always the same. They leave thinking you are a jackass and you leave frustrated.
This morning, however, I overheard one of the members trying to convince another one that the best way to burn fat is to do cardio in the morning on an empty stomach.
Usually, at risk of sounding like a cocky know-it-all I avoid conversations like this with people I don’t know but she continued on to say that she never eats breakfast in the morning and does 45min of cardio before bootcamp class. This is right about where you hear the breaks screech and me throw it in reverse, almost like a cartoon.
I politely added in “Are you sure thats the best way to burn fat?”.
She very non chalantly replied “One of my friends told me…….”
All I heard after that was blah, blah, body burns fat on empty stomach, blah blah, carbohydrates get used first, blah, blah. Keep in mind that it is still pre-6:00a.m. and I have heard it all before. I was listening on autopilot with my finger on the trigger ready to drop the knowledge bombs.