RER (Respiratory Exchange Ratio): What Is It? And Should You Care?
RER (Respiratory Exchange Ratio) Determines Whether You're Burning Carbs Or Fat For Fuel. But Is This Important? And Should You Care?
The Respiratory Exchange Ratio (RER) might be something you've never heard of. Simply put, it's the mechanism determining whether fat or carbohydrate is being utilised for fuel at any given point in time.
You might think that if you could manipulate RER to predominantly burn fat, then you're on to a winner.
Is this how you turn yourself into a fat burning machine and cheat the system?
Is fat loss heaven finally here?
Unfortunately, it's not that simple. As you'll discover in this article, RER is important, but not to the extent where you'll be able to defy science. Sorry... it's the truth.
What you WILL find out over the next few minutes is how RER works. And more importantly, you'll be empowered with more knowledge in relation to fasted cardio, how the body burns fat, the importance of recovery, and more.
Here's what this article covers:
- What is RER?
- How RER affects weight loss with high carb or high fat diets.
- The truth about fasted cardio and why RER is further proof it is no more beneficial for fat loss.
- How a lack of sleep could affect RER and result in muscle loss.