I love oatmeal. So much in fact, that it used to compromise the base for 3 of my 4 meals in a given day. While there is worse foods to have as a main component of a diet, I was certainly missing out. Oatmeal is a great source of soluble fiber. This is the fiber that can lower cholesterol and control blood sugar. Besides oatmeal, legumes (think black beans, humus) are good options too.
However, the other type of fiber is insoluble fiber. This is the type of fiber that helps
When people train in the AM, whether lifting or cardio, I am often asked if they don't eat, is it bad? So the answer is a combo of intensity and energy. When we wake up, we are in a fasted state from sleeping all night. This means our blood sugar is usually low. Depending on what you ate the night prior, your glycogen levels could be low too. The biggest issue of training on an empty stomach or fasted, is that you could go hypoglycemic and either not perform as well as you wo