According to Northumbria University, you can burn up to 20% more body fat by exercising in the morning on an empty stomach – the exact opposite to usual advice! Twelve fit males pounded on a treadmill either before or after breaking their overnight fast. All were given a chocolate milkshake during recovery, and could eat as much pasta as they wanted at lunch. Despite exercising, they didn’t feel more hungry or eat extra calories to compensate. Those who exercised on an empty stomach burnt almost 20% more fat than those who ate breakfast first. So, if trying to lose weight, it looks like a quick workout before breakfast is the best way to shed those stubborn kilos.