Eleven Myths and Facts About How the Body Burns Fat
A common myth in the casual fitness world is that there is a “fat-burning” zone that will allow you to burn the most body fat.
Additionally, there’s at least one study showing that the amount of fat burned during the 24-hour recovery period is significantly greater when trainees ate a meal before the workout.
#8. Supplementing with carbs before or during exercise will suppress fat burning and elevate carb burning. Fructose increases carb burning more than glucose.
#10. Caffeine and fish oil enhance fat burning, however, they are not the magic bullet for fat loss.
Caffeine is the most well-known fat burner available. It encourages the fat in your cells to leave so that it can be burned for fuel. Research suggests doses between 3 and 8 mg/kg of body weight of caffeine as ideal for enhancing athletic performance.