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Dr. Lowery's Cardio without Caffeine?


#1

I was just wondering how imperative the caffeine tablets are to Lonnie Lowery's fat loss method (45-60 minutes of incline treadmill walking first thing in the morning with MAG-10 and 100mg caffeine). I don't handle caffeine tablets very well, although I can handle coffee. However, coffee=carbs so is that defeating the purpose of the fasted cardio altogether?


#2

Dude; doesn’t a cup of coffee only have like 5 calories?


#3

Unless you’re adding sugar to the coffee, there aren’t carbs in black coffee. Caffeine acts to help kick start/ boost lipolysis and move fatty acids into the blood stream to be used. Caffeine also improves endurance performance, so you can keep the intensity up longer.