7 Fitness Myths Busted

Committing to a healthy lifestyle is hard — and it's even harder with all of the bad diet and fitness information out there! I'm busting some of the biggest myths — find out what is fact and what is fiction.

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Myth: You Shouldn't Eat Before a Workout

The rationale behind this widely accepted myth is that forgoing food before exercise will force your body to burn more fat during your workout. This is a big, fat lie: Starving yourself before exercising can actually be detrimental to your body. You need sugar to exert energy — and you need energy to perform at high intensity. I suggest eating a healthy snack 45 minutes to an hour before training. Aim for something with carbohydrates and protein like a whey shake, low-fat yogurt with berries, or a banana or apple with natural almond butter.

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