Getting in some physical activity first thing in the morning can help boost weight loss.
One study in 50 overweight women measured the effects of aerobic exercise at different times of the day.
While there was not much difference noted in specific food cravings between those who exercised in the morning versus the afternoon, working out in the morning was associated with a higher level of satiety .
Exercising in the morning may also help keep blood sugar levels steady throughout the day. Low blood sugar can result in many negative symptoms, including excessive hunger.
One study in 35 people with type 1 diabetes showed that working out in the morning was associated with improved blood sugar control .
However, these studies focused on very specific populations and show an association, rather than causation. More research on the effects of morning exercise in the general population is needed.