Running at high temperatures not only increases exercise intensity, but also increases the proportion of carbohydrates consumed in the mixture, and even running at the same intensity increases the proportion of carbohydrates consumed in the mixture. So we can say for sure that running in hot weather consumes more carbohydrates than running in cool weather. This means that if you plan to run long distances in hot weather, you should be prepared to add more carbohydrates.
But if you want to lose weight by running, does this so-called carbohydrate to fat ratio matter? Or should people who want to lose weight just focus on the total amount of both? Many people have such ideas based on the consumption theory mentioned above. For example, keep your body in a so-called “fat consuming area” by controlling or reducing exercise intensity. Theoretically, this is true, but it’s just like moving your legs slowly and without resistance on a sports bike. Although your body is mainly burning fat at this time, it’s useless because the total calories required are too low.
Therefore, if you want to lose weight, increasing the intensity of exercise and the total amount of heat consumption is the right way. In addition, when your body becomes healthier, your body’s metabolic capacity will increase, and your ability to burn fat will also increase. So our goal should not be to achieve maximum fat burning in low-intensity exercise, but to keep healthy and improve metabolic capacity through relatively hard training, so that your overall fat burning speed will double. People don’t have to worry too much about how to get the best fat burning rate.