Having put on some weight over the last few years, I've finally decided to do something about it. I've been dieting and exercising for the last few weeks, but i'm worried i'm going about it wrong.
I've got a cross trainer at home that i've been using first thing in the morning (before i've eaten anything), as i'm also on antibiotics which I have to have an hour before food. According to the machine I burn off around about 350 calories, which is then more than I actually eat during the day (approximately 190 calories for breakfast and carrot sticks and Ryvita crackers for lunch. I also eat an apple and a light yoghurt during the day). I then have my biggest meal of the day in the evening (never later than 6:30pm) and then don't really do much after that.
I'm worried that i'm going about this the wrong way, as my partner keeps telling me that if I exercise on an empty stomach, my body will start to panic and store any subsequent food eaten as fat, rather than burning it off. I'm debating whether to switch to exercising at night after dinner, but I don't really know if it'll make any difference, as this is all rather new to me really!
Does anyone know much about this sort of thing? I'm just trying to keep my momentum going with it (I find exercising first thing easier to make a routine out of) to burn off the unnecessary weight.
Any advice would be very welcome!