In closed mouth do not enter… calories. Popular with bodybuilders, AEJ (fasting aerobic) exercise is in vogue. Bloggers and “fitness celebrities” are spreading the practice that has come out of the gyms and catching unsuspecting fans. After all, what is it about?
If it is to lose weight, the interest is great. So much so that by December, Google's search for “intermittent fasting” diets grew by 230%. To sum up, the theory is that we should sleep hungry, to wake up with the completely dry "tank". And then, without even a cracker, work out 30 to 40 minutes on an empty stomach.
According to practitioners, the AEJ is based on the idea that, due to the low carbohydrate supply in the body, fasting exercise utilizes the fat we have accumulated in the deep layers of the skin and tissues as the main source of energy. Over time, the person feels less hungry, reducing the amount of food eaten, exchanging extra fat for lean mass.
However, doctors and entities such as the Brazilian Society of Exercise and Sports Medicine warn that, despite being popular, and even practiced by Eastern cultures, there is no consensus on the subject. The concern is that, without follow-up, this diet can lead to destruction. Experts say exercising without eating is not worth it. As the activity has to be of low intensity, the caloric expenditure ends up being inexpressive.
You need to know. The book "The 2-Day Diet" was recently released. Successful in the United States and the United Kingdom, he preaches a two-day “fasting” (500-calorie) week for five on a free menu. The volume is at the head of celebrities such as Gwyneth Paltrow, Jennifer Aniston and Jennifer Lopez. Closing your mouth is a good idea, but too much (even the lack) ends up being harmful.