There seems to be two methods of timing when it comes to exercising:
Exercise while hungry/almost-hungry because it will make your body use fat since it is out of glycogen.
Exercise a few hours after eating because your body will have more energy to exercise thus yielding better performance and ultimately more calories burned.
Which method do you do?
I always figured method 2 is better from a calories in vs calories out view. Assuming you eat the same amount of calories regardless of when you exercise, method 2 would burn more calories making a larger deficit than method 1.
Method 1, however, does make sense, but I hear there is a limit to how much fat can be converted to energy, and then the rest will be muscle.
I personally prefer to exercise 2-3 hours after lunch or an hour before dinner. I find that exercising lowers my appetite for about an hour after I'm done, so I'll eat less for dinner if I exercised directly before.
Your opinions/views, and when do you exercise?