Cohen comments in article on diet and exercise

University of Massachusetts Amherst Nutrition faculty Nancy Cohen

Nancy Cohen

January 29, 2018

Nancy L. Cohen, Professor of Nutrition, comments in a story about what and how much to eat before and after exercising if you are trying to lose weight. Published in The Pueblo Chieftain, Cohen explains if you exercise after not eating for a long time, your body will break down first glucose and then fats to get the energy it needs. "If you haven't eaten in a long time, your body is in a fasted state," Cohen says “In a fasted state, the muscle glycogen will be depleted sooner. Your body will then turn to breaking down fats for the energy it needs."

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