I have a metabolism related question for someone that knows more about nutrition/physiology than me. To break down my understanding of metabolism… through what i have read and understood is there are basically 2 ways the body gets energy to run.
we are either burning off our glycogen stores. this is more geared towards anarobic training due to the fact that glycogen (which are sugars and very easy to break down) burns very “hot.”
or we are running off of our stored fat. this is geared towards aerobic training because, being composed of a single long chain of carbons, fat is harder for the body to break down, making it burn cooler. this would be better suited for low intensity training.
so now to my question. why wouldn’t eating/drinking a meal of protein and a moderate amount of good fat PREworkout (mono or poly unsat) in a sence “turn on” the body’s mechanism for burning fat? this would help burn fat through the workout until the body swiches over to the glycogen mechanism. helping to burn excess fat. this would of course be followed be a post workout meal high in both protein and carbs to repinish glycogen. i think i have a decent understanding of nutrition but if i am wrong somebody point me in the right direction. any input (as long as it isnt ignorant) is greatly appreciated.