Texas Tech University

What is Fasted Cardio and Does it Work?

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September 9, 2018

My Fitness Pal - There are two types of people in this world: People who like to work out in the morning and people who don’t.

"A true fasted state starts at about 8–12 hours after your last meal," says registered dietitian Allison Childress, PhD, a certified specialist in sports dietetics and assistant professor at Texas Tech University. "However, achieving a 'fasted state' can happen if it's been 3–6 hours since your last meal. Most people who do fasted cardio do so in the morning before eating to ensure their body is in a completely fasted state."

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