TO EAT, OR NOT TO EAT BREAKFAST...
Does exercising on an empty stomach help you burn fat?
The simple answer is yes. When there are no carbohydrates from food readily available in your body to be used as fuel then your body will automatically start converting fat stores to use as energy.
Will this help you lose weight?
The ‘energy in energy out’ principle is the golden rule for weight loss. Even if you’re burning more fat during exercise but you’re consuming the same amount of energy as you normally would, you will not lose any extra weight. It doesn’t matter what type of energy you’re burning, whether it be carbohydrate or fat, but it does matter how much total energy (in kilojoules or calories) you’re burning – the more the better. If skipping breakfast makes you feel tired thereby reducing the intensity or length of your workout, then you will be burning less energy and therefore contributing less to weight loss.